16 Ways To DIY Leather

Think your busted purse and ratty old boots are headed for the toss bin? Think again.

1. Make a laptop sleeve to protect your data.

Get the DIY here.

2. Cut out sweet heart pockets for your cardi.

Or any other shape your heart desires. Learn how here.

3. Or slap on these woven elbow patches.

Here’s how.

4. Summer cocktails need coasters.

How to here

5. And summer bikes need wine racks.

Via http://Oopsmark

Just don’t drink while you bike.

6. Take inspiration from the runway with this Céline knot cuff.

Via http://Vogue

7. Make some fancy-schmanzy Baz Lurhmann-esque confetti.

This will probably make the best instagram ever. Do it yourself.

8. Make a dog tag.

Or buy one here.

(For this dog)

Via http://Reddit

9. Leather straps transform a doormat into a beautiful tote bag.

Here’s how.

10. You can also add straps to drawers.

Here’s how.

13. Make a mask.

Take inspiration from this Etsy seller.

14. Make this smokin’ necklace.

Meagan shows you how

15. Cut out mustaches.

Via http://KnotTheory

And find a million ways to rock them.

Via http://KnotTheory

16. Pick a pattern and hand tool everything like it’s your job.

Via http://Trendhunter

Or just let this guy do it for you. Yes, that’s a leather mural of Winston Churchill.

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