For the Leather Lovers
This project perfectly intersects between stylish DIY and a super easy DIY! You only need a few materials to make a homemade leather jewelry dish, and you can easily customize your color palette to make something that will fit your specific decor and style. When you finish, use it for rings, necklaces, or even a key bowl to keep in your entryway.
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Tools & Materials
- Craft Scissors
- Embroidery Needle
- Posca Paint Pen – Gold
- Embroidery Floss – Dusty Rose or your choice of contrasting color
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut leather according to the template at the bottom of the post.
- Color the cut edges of the leather triangle with the gold marker.
- Tie a knot on one end of the thread, then pull it down and through one hole.
- Pull the string tight and tie another knot as close to the leather as possible. Tie two more knots over the knot to make one large knot.
- Thread the string back through your first hole and then through the second hole.
- Pull the string tight until the corner is pinched together, tie a knot to hold it in place, then tie two more knots over that knot to make another large knot.
- Thread the string back through one hole, pull through the middle of your pinched corner, and cut the string short. Repeat steps 4-8 for the remaining two corners.
Follow the photo tutorial below for a visual guide to crafting a leather jewelry dish!
We found a gorgeous teal-colored piece of leather from our local leather store, Oregon Leather Co. Another great source is your nearest craft store! They may have scrap leather lying around waiting for you to craft. Pick a color that reflects your personal style, and then find a complementary color of embroidery floss for the knots. We decided to style our leather jewelry dish with the smooth side on the outside and the textured side on the inside, but you can easily do the opposite depending on which look you like more.
We also have an SVG file available for anyone who would instead use a laser cutter or rotary cutting machine for this project. We recommend making this ring dish with faux leather if you are using your rotary blade cutting machine. Real leather is softer and stretchier, so it’s a bit more difficult for the machine to cut the material precisely.
For another DIY jewelry dish project, make sure to check out our DIY tropical trinket dishes made out of clay. We are on a mission to do more projects with leather, so look forward to tutorials for leather plant holders, leather jewelry and more. Do you have an idea for a leather project? Let us know in the comments below! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily glimpses of our latest projects, or join our growing community of creatives from all over the world by browsing our membership options. Until next time! ~ Lia & Team
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