Look at These 13 DIYs You Can Do Using Leather

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We recently realized how many of our favorite DIYs employed the use of leather. It's a gorgeous, timeless material that can fit right in with a variety of design styles, from modern to Scandinavian-boho. Below, 13 tutorials you can try right now if you (like us) love the look of leather.

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Using large macrame gold hoops and a large piece of tan leather, you can make this gorgeous magazine rack.

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In boutique stores, this look will cost a pretty penny. Now you can make your own leather-wrapped planter (including a leather cord for stitching) for a fraction of the cost.

Similar to the planter seen above, however this one uses small rivets instead of the cord to close up the leather.

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One more that's plant related: This one is an easy way to give a plain container a lovely makeover. Scrap leather works just fine for this DIY.

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Proof that the marriage of wood dowels and leather is a minimalist's dream.

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Turn a Hemnes shoe storage into a cool looking cabinet.

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Natural fiber and faux leather come together to form this boho beauty.

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Get yourself some brass rivets and some tooling leather to create a flatware pocket that will elevate your dining table.

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Perfect for small spaces or those who simply prefer anything that appears Scandi-style.

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Using a cutting board, you can make an organizer to help keep your mail and other small items neat and tidy.

Plywood and leather strips make this seriously stylish breakfast tray.

Fence wire, black spray paint, and two pieces of leather create this utensil holder. Why not hang plants from it, too?

While seen here holding a charming braided wool wreath, this leather hanger can be used for any style wreath, all year round.


Laurie Gunning Grossman, Hunker’s editorial director, caught the California boho minimalist bug. So, she bought a cream-colored couch. And she also lives with two kids and two dogs, so we’ll see how that decision pans out.

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