Lately, I’ve become obsessed with DIY interior goods – monogramming, coffee table accents, pretty book shelves, and creating and art wall! With it being Mother’s Day this weekend, I wanted to think outside the box and give you guys an idea that your Mom will LOVE (and use!). I had been looking for an organizational container to toss my jewelry into (the pile keeps growing and doesn’t look cute), and needed some way of displaying everything to look chic. Check out the easy instructions below (and remember I suck at complicated DIY, so if I can do this, you guys can too…)
What You’ll Need:
soft leather (lambskin is nice and pliable and available at craft stores like Joann Fabrics or Michaels, or if you prefer a vegan option, those stores carry synthetic leathers and suedes as well)
leather awl (a special, super sharp tool for punching through leather) OR a nail and hammer
cutting mat OR a wooden cutting board
decorative thread (I used a metallic silver one)
Step 1: Cut your leather into squares of any size. (I used a 8.5″ x 8.5″ square for the pink one and 5″ x 5″ for the nude one.) I suggest creating a pattern from a piece of computer paper and using it to trace a square onto the suede side of your leather.
Step 2: Using your pencil or a pen, draw two dots in each corner, each 1.5″ down and 0.5″ in from each corner, so the dots touch when you pinch the corner together.
Step 3: Use the leather awl to punch holes where you drew dots. Punch through the glossy side of the side towards the suede side, and be careful! Awls are quite sharp.
Step 4: Thread your needle by creating a loop and knotting it.
Step 5: Pinch your corner together so the two small holes overlap each other. Thread your needle through the two and over the top. Copy this loop 10 times to secure the corner, knot it, and cut off the excess thread.
Step 6: Repeat the process on the other corners.
Blooms courtesy of Urban Botanicals.