Introduction: Leather Streamers
My husband made a joke that I should have streamers on my scooter. I decided to make some.
These leather streamers are easy to make and it takes longer for the glue to dry than to put them together.
These aren't your baby sister's streamers.
Step 1: Materials
E6000 or similar heavy duty glue
Step 2: Pegs
Note: I have used and reused my InstaMorph moldable plastic many times. It makes it easier to re-melt the pieces if you melt them, thin them out, and cut them into small pieces before storing them for later. I have a pickle jar filled with pieces like this, but the InstaMorph actually comes in small pellets that melt easily and quickly.
My coffee maker spits out water at the perfect temperature to melt the InstaMorph, but regardless of how you do it, melt about a tablespoon's worth and mold it into the shape shown.
You can harden it quickly by placing the piece in the fridge or freezer.
Repeat, so you have one for each handlebar.
Step 3: Glue
Apply E6000 to one side of the first peg and stick each strip of leather to the peg so that the attractive side is facing out (if there is an attractive side).
Wrap a rubber band around it and let dry.
Repeat on second peg.
Step 4: Finishing
Remove the rubber band, apply glue, and wrap a piece of contrasting leather around the top.
When dry, you may want to lightly burnish off fuzzy edges with a lighter.
Push the pegs into your handlebars and get ready to roll.
Step 5: Rock the Road
Take her for a spin!
And to really rock the road, check out my instructable for a vintage style bluetooth speaker holster!