Years of back-to-school shopping programmed me to crave new accessories each fall season. Here are 15 quick and cheap leather accessories that you can make in bulk while binging the newest season of the perpetually foggy and chilly Peaky Blinders. And for my fellow vegans, all of these can be made using faux leather!
Quick DIY Woven Leather Bracelet by A Pair & A Spare
This sweet and subtle bracelet requires only a 1"x8" piece of leather or pleather and 1 yard of cord, so it's cheap as well as quick.
Noma Elastic Leather Bracelet by For The Makers
Allegedly, "This ain't your momma's stretch bracelet!"—so you should make one for your momma. And yourself, for sure.
DIY Stamped Leather Keychains by The Merrythought
Oooh, just imagine having all of your random keys labelled with stylish little tags, or sporadically slipping a new sweet message onto your loved ones' key chains! As with all these projects, you should make a ton.
Leather Keychain DIY by A Beautiful Mess
I appreciate that this keychain doesn't use the typical ring; those things always annoy me for no good reason.
DIY Camera Strap by Almost Makes Perfect for Darby Smart
Practical and pretty! Keep your camera safe with this utilitarian-chic strap.
DIY Leather Sunglasses Pouch by Homey Oh My!
I wear sunglasses all year long, and I neglect to put my sunglasses in a case all year long. This simple-yet-protective pouch will keep your sunglasses safe in every season.
DIY Leather Tassel Key Rings by frankie
This tutorial claims that your fabulous new key ring will make your friends jealous, but I say since they only require (p)leather scraps and are "a cinch to make," go ahead and make one for each of your friends.
DIY Suede Leather Tassels by Homey Oh My! for PB Teen
Here's another take on tassels, this one a bit fancier and purely decorative.
DIY Leather Key Cover by The Merrythought
Never again will your delicate fingers be subjected to the rough metal edges of keys. Plus, they look cool.
How To Make a Leather Notebook Cover by Ohoh Blog for Dream A Little Bigger
Class up your tattered old—yet indispensable—notebooks and keep them from falling apart in your bag.
Make This Simple Leather Cuff in 30 Minutes by Brit+Co
You can keep this lovely cuff plain, or stamp it with a meaningful word or phrase for yourself or a gift.
Copper and Leather Necklace DIY by A Beautiful Mess
Copper and leather go very well together, since they're both timeless, stylish, and age in fascinating ways.
4 Ways to Make Leather Earrings by Brit+Co
If you or someone you love wears earrings, make them a few of these that they can mix-and-match.
Ritual Leather Rings by For The Makers
This tutorial will help you make two different types of leather cord rings—upscale accessories you can make in 15 minutes.
DIY Monogrammed Dog Tag by DIY Network
And don't forget that your pups need accessories, too! You can go minimalist as shown here, or stamp the tags with your dogs' name and your phone number.