Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Leather & Lace

When we think of leather, we think of strength and durability. When we think of lace, we think of delicate beauty. When combined, the two are a perfect match. Recycling an old leather belt, in combination with lace ribbon, into a cuff bracelet will add a touch of BOHO Chic style to your wardrobe.

Leather Belt
Lace Ribbon
Leather Snips
Leather Punch
Metal Snaps
E6000 Glue

Genuine leather is needed for this project. If the belt is not real leather, it will be made of layers and will separate when cut.

Wrap the belt around your wrist to determine how long to cut the leather. Allow the leather to overlap one inch. Once the belt is cut to the proper length, trim the edges into a curve.

Use a leather punch to make holes in each end of the leather band.

Cut a piece of lace ribbon approximately one inch longer than the leather. Use E6000 to glue the lace to the leather.

Place the metal snaps through the holes in the leather. You may need to use the end of scissors to make a hole in the lace for the snap to pass through. Metal snaps for leather are found in the craft store in kits and are inexpensive and easy to use.

There are so many options for creating cuff bracelets with belts. You can leave them plain, leave the buckle on, or add a button...
You can typically make 3 cuffs from one belt.
For this colorful vintage belt, I added a metal flower to the cuff using E6000.
Start hitting the thrift stores & stock up on leather belts because this craft  can become an addiction!

Linking To:
Coastal Charm,  Someday CraftsGinger Snap CraftsCreations By KaraRae Gun Ramblings The Shabby Creek Cottage,  Made In A DayChic On a ShoestringSimply Sweet Home, The Shabby Nest Somewhat Simple,   Live Laugh Rowe, Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs OlsonThe Cottage Market,  Funky Junk Interiors,   Blissful & Domestic, A Vision To Remember  DIY Showoff, Craft-O-Maniac, Keeping It Simple, Homemaker On A Dime, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, The Dedicated House Coastal Charm, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Sugar Bee Crafts,  Nifty Thrifty Things, Cherished BlissMad In Crafts, Flour Me With Love, Not Just A HousewifeToday's Creative Blog, Tip Junkie Homework,  I Gotta CreateThrifty 101 Domestically Speaking,  The Answer Is Chocolate, Skip To My LouThe Thrifty Home,Cedar Hill RanchFlutter BusterNap Time Creations, Hope In Every Season, The Foley FamOur Home Away From Home,  RemodelaholicFlamingo ToesVMG206 Finding Silver PenniesA Stroll Thru Life, French Country CottageThe Scoop, Stone Gable, Knick Of Time, Lou Lou GirlsDIY-Crush, Our Hopeful Home, The Painted Hinge, Savvy Southern Style, Tattertots & Jello, Yesterday On Tuesday, Rachel Teodoro


  1. Your leather and lace is so fabulous. As well as the other leather bracelets.

  2. Oh that is a really cool idea! I have a leather punch too. Might need to get the other supplies, but makes a great gift idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Saw your post at the vintage charm party. pinned:)

  3. Thanks so much for the tutoria

  4. What a lovely idea, they look great. I think I have that exact lace in my stash somewhere!

  5. I can see why! I've always wanted to make one of these:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm #106! Hope to see you at Vintage Charm #107 going on right now!
    xo|Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home


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