Recycled Leather Hair Barrette



About: Hello, my name is Aniela and I want to warmly welcome you %(^-^)%. I love widely understood DIY. I hope my tutorials will help you making your life better and funnier.

Hair is the crown of the head. It's nice to decorate this crown from time to time with nice hair clip. To create this hair barrette I used my old leather belt. I hate to throw out leathers as there are always nice ideas to recycled them ;-)

Step 1: What Do You Need to Make Copper Stick to Hair Barrette?

You need:

  1. copper wire
  2. flat nose pliers
  3. marker
  4. nail file

Step 2: How to Make Copper Stick to Hair Clip?

see photos


You can use bamboo chopsticks

Step 3: What Do You Need to Make Leather Barrette?

You need:

  1. leather belt or other fabric
  2. leather puncher
  3. scissors

Step 4: How to Make Leather Barrette?

see photos


add copper stick and leather barrette is ready! (photo 2)

Step 5: How to Make Designs on Leather ? How to Emboss Leather?

It's optional

before you start put leather to hot water for 5 min., it will make it more soft and make it more easier to cut patterns on it
with the help of nail and cuticle trimmer cut pattern of your choice

Step 6: Optional

paint it , add beads, zircons or brads

have fun !

Step 7: How Ready Leather Hair Barrette Looks Like?

here you can see how I finished it,

it holds perfect on hair !

Tandy Leather Contest 2016

Participated in the
Tandy Leather Contest 2016

Hair Contest 2016

Participated in the
Hair Contest 2016



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