13 Easy DIY Crafts With Leather Scraps

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Leather Scrap Crafts Ideas: Free DIY Tutorials

Hi everyone! There is so much potential waiting in the unused scraps of craft supplies that you have in your home. Even if you don’t think so, leather scraps are as valuable as the full leather sheets themselves. Don’t believe me yet? That’s okay, I understand. I’ve got a list of 13 Easy DIY Crafts With Leather Scraps that will help you see for yourself just what potential I’m talking about!

Really, all of this comes back to that expression you’ve heard all your life: one person’s trash is another’s treasure. These DIY leather scraps projects will put that into an example for you. There’s a little bit of everything just to show you that there is nothing but possibility waiting for you.

There is a simple, elegant braided bracelet and a leather bow cuff to try. These are wonderful accessories that can add texture and timelessness to your outfit. There are also coffee cup sleeves and labels for planters, pantry jars, and so on. These are great for adding personality to those often-overlooked details in your life.

I also really like the earbud storage organizers because they help you add some designer style and personalization to something that is often seen as being so practical. I also think these will make great gifts for teens and kids who will appreciate the thought that went into making something tech-focused for them.

With all of these different pattern choices, you can really see just how easy it is to turn ends and scraps into something beautiful, completely unique, and memorable for all of the right reasons. There are plenty of ways to enjoy everything that this wonderful list has to offer.

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Discover DIY Tutorials You Can Make With Leather Scraps Below

So, what will you actually get with this list? Tutorials! Each option below links to a tutorial that you can then use to help you create one of these wonderful DIY leather scraps projects from start to finish. I’d recommend these to those who are both new and experienced with crafting. Everyone is sure to have fun creating these!

When you’re ready, take a close look below at the various tutorials waiting for you. All of these are free, so don’t be afraid to try out all of them if you have a lot of scraps or you want to try every single one! There is no right or wrong way to go about this list.

If you know which one you want to start with, click on the link, and you’ll be taken to the designer’s page to get started. You don’t need to log in or sign up. Just grab your supplies and get started on your project whenever you want to.

If you have a spare moment, consider taking the time to let the designer know what you thought about their tutorial!


1. How to make a woven leather bracelet – FREE cut file and template! - Arty Crafty Crew

Discover how to create a stylish woven leather bracelet with a free SVG template. If you love making DIY Bracelets you will also like this one.

Designer: Menucha of Moms and Crafters
Materials Used:

  • A Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker
  • Purple (StrongGrip) mat
  • Knife blade (Maker only) or deep point blade
  • Optional: fine debossing tip (Maker only)
  • Brayer
  • Basic tool set

Format: Handmade


2. Tutorial Leather Bow Cuff - Arty Crafty Crew

This tutorial will help you make a Leather Bow Cuff. A leather bow cuff is a stylish fashion accessory that adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any outfit.

Designer: Our Something New
Materials Used:

  • leather
  • tape measure
  • needle and thread
  • 1 snap
  • scissors or rotary cutter

Format: Handmade


3. DIY Leather Ornament Tutorial - Arty Crafty Crew

Create your own beautiful DIY leather ornament resembling a pinecone using cut-up leather and hot glue. Transform an old leather purse into a stunning minimalist ornament.

Designer: Heather of Heather Handmade
Materials Used:

  • Leather handbag (to cut up)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Marking tool and leaf shape
  • Clear glass ornament
  • Ribbon

Format: Handmade


4. Laced Leather Coffee Cuff - Arty Crafty Crew

This Laced Leather Coffee cuff is easy to make and would be a perfect fit to anyone. This will also make a great gift for Father’s Day or an end of the year gift for a male teacher.

Designer: Randi of Dukes and Duchesses
Materials Used:

  • Piece of Leather
  • Suede lace
  • Leather punch

Format: Handmade


5. Leather Ear Bud Organizer - Arty Crafty Crew

Make these earbud wraps to help keep your cables organize. This is a fast DIY and super simple to make.

Designer: Delia Creates
Materials Used:

  • Scrap piece of leather
  • Button stud
  • Leather punch

Format: Handmade


6. DIY Leather Herb Labels - Arty Crafty Crew

Do you keep fresh herbs in your kitchen? This DIY will teach you how to make Herb Labels made from leather scraps.

Designer: Chris + Julia of Chris Loves Julia
Materials Used:

  • Old Leather belys
  • Craft lace
  • White Paint Marker

Format: Handmade


7. DIY Home Decor How to Make a Leather Valet Tray - Arty Crafty Crew

Learn how to make a vintage style Valet Tray. It is easy to make and will only cost you around $20-$50 depending on the size and tools you used.

Designer: Dabney of Apartment Therapy
Materials Used:

  • Leather scrap
  • Copper rivets
  • Copper burrs

Format: Handmade


8. Metal and Leather Earrings - Arty Crafty Crew

Make use of your leather scraps and turn it to a Metal and Leather Earrings. These earrings would make a sweet gift for your mom, girl friends, daughters, sisters, or co-workers.

Designer: Leanne of Organize Your Stuff Now
Materials Used:

  • Piece of leather
  • Sharpie
  • Ear wires
  • Scissors
  • Filigree earrings
  • Jewelry hole punch

Format: Handmade


9. Painted Leather Bracelet D.I.Y. - Arty Crafty Crew

If you are into geometric themed bracelets, you should check this DIY tutorial that makes Painted Leather Bracelet. This project is fun to create and a great gift idea!

Designer: Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess
Materials Used:

  • Leather scraps
  • Paint
  • Snap hardware
  • Hammer
  • Hole Punch Tool

Format: Handmade



Make a cool Burned Leather Keychains and use them as gifts to your dad or sister. The classic burned lettering of this design makes it a perfect balance of trendy and traditional style.

Designer: Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Materials Used:

  • Leather, lighter works better for the burning legibility
  • Fabric scissors and/or rotary cutter with cutting mat
  • Keyrings
  • Rivets, fastener tool (with awl), and hammer
  • Wood Burner with pointed tip

Format: Handmade


11. Leather tassel keychain - Leather scrap project DIY - How to make a purse accessory - Arty Crafty Crew

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a DIY leather tassel keychain using scrap leather, a stylish accessory for a purse that they can easily make for yourselves or as gifts.

Designer: Amy & Tanner Skrocki
Materials Used:

  • Leather (stiff not stretchy)
  • Vinyl alternative
  • Leather scissors
  • Leather glue
  • Keychain with lobster clasp multiple colors
  • Single keychain
  • Faux fur ball Large
  • Silicone Glue Kit

Format: Handmade


12. Making pouch bag with pieces of leather DIY bag Leather craft - Arty Crafty Crew

Check out how to make this cute Pouch Bag using patchwork. You can add as many colors as you want and use it for any occasion.

Designer: Kkomeda
Materials Used:

  • Leather scraps in different colors

Format: Handmade


13. DIY Man Purse From Scrap Leather Leathercraft - Arty Crafty Crew

Learn how to create your own stylish Man Purse using patchwork with this easy-to-follow DIY tutorial.

Designer: Morley Kert
Materials Used:

  • Rare earth magnets
  • Stitching chisel
  • Swivel knife
  • Skiving knife
  • Leather Edge Beveler
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Fiebing’s Antique Finish (Dark Brown)

Format: Handmade

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