Fun Things to do with Leather Feathers


Last week, in preparation for my little TV debut, I made a leather feather headband using the pattern pieces from the Fringed Feather necklace tutorial. It took about 10 minutes to make & practically cost nothing. I had all of the supplies on hand – but if I had to price it out, I believe it cost somewhere around 25ยข. TOTAL.


I love this leather! It’s so smooth & soft and the tips of the feathers curl out, which I love. All I did was cut out the little pattern pieces & glue them onto a headband & glued felt underneath the leather for sturdiness. Simple!


photo by Michael Ann

Michael Ann, whipped up some adorable little earrings using two-toned leather she found at JoAnn’s. She didn’t even have all the right tools on hand, but she was able to make do, no sweat! Don’t you love the heart rivets? To see how she wore them & read the details of her experience, check out her blog.


Obviously a lot of the tutorials I’ve published are for a specific project, but I love it when people get creative & expand on the tutorial!

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  1. meredith says:

    i need to start cutting up some old belts for the leather, i see. love all of these.

  2. Erica says:

    That head band is SO cute :)

  3. Rachel says:

    This really seems like the perfect “starter” diy for people (like me) interested in working with leather, but kind of afraid to jump into it! Also, those heart rivets are amazing (as are the earrings – such a sweet 70s style to them).

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