Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging

Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)
Don’t you just love a project that can be completed in under an hour but looks like it took you forever to make? This leather wall hanging just happens to be one of those projects. And the addition of the DIY gold leather pieces makes this simple wall hanging such a pretty addition to a gallery wall. Not only was it quick to put together, but it cost less than $10 to make!

Supplies:
tan tooling leather (You can find this at the craft store. Tooling leather is a stiffer leather that holds its shape well.)
-colored leather (optional, but I liked the pop of color)
hot melt adhesive sheets
gold heat activated foil sheets
-scissors
-pliers
gold jewelry eye pins
-iron
1/4″ hole punch or leather punch
-one 12mm gold jump ring

Step One: Begin by cutting shapes out of the leather pieces. Everything from crescents, half circles, circles, triangles, to rectangles works.Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Step Two: For the gold leather pieces, cut out your shape from the hot melt adhesive sheets and iron it glue-side down onto the leather on a low setting for 4-5 seconds.

Step Three: Once the hot melt has cooled, peel back the paper backing to expose the glue on the leather. Cover with the gold foil sheet and a piece of scrap fabric and iron again for another 4-5 seconds.Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Step Four: Once cool, peel back the gold foil sheet to reveal the new metallic leather, and then cut out the shapes with your scissors.Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Step Five: Once you have all your shapes cut and laid out in the pattern you like, use your hole punch or leather punch to make a hole in the top and bottom of each of the large pieces, and one hole in the thinner pieces.Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Step Six: Use your pliers to create large loops on either end of the eye pins and place the loops through the leather holes to connect all your pieces. At the top, add your large jump ring so that you can hang your new leather wall hanging on the wall.Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)Make a Simple Leather Wall Hanging (Click Through for Tutorial)I am loving the combo of metallic, colored, and tan leather, plus all the shapes help it fit in with my other geometric gallery wall pieces. I even think this would look great if you made several to create a hanging mobile as well! xo. Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess Presets for Lightroom.
  • Love this! I had been looking for something to do with all of my faux leather scraps that are left over from a product that I design. I may try a hanging mobile. Thanks for sharing!

  • This is very cute, but don’t you think you should give a shout out to Electric Sun Creatives since it’s clearly derivative of their work?

    • Thank you so much for sharing Electric Sun Creatives! I actually hadn’t heard of them until now, but you are so right! The piece is very similar to their work. I just wanted to create a leather mobile with geometric shapes after finding some craft leather at the craft store.

  • Awww this is so cute and easy to make! Great DIY as always <3

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  • Where did you find the colored leather? I have not been able to find any at my craft store or online.

    • I got mine at Hobby Lobby and it was by Tandy leather. I’m sure you can find sample pieces online if you search for Tandy leather.

  • This looks like a fun project! Looks like you were inspired by Electric Sun Creatives?

    • Thank you so much for sharing Electric Sun Creatives! I actually hadn’t heard of them until now, but you are so right! The piece is very similar to their work. I just wanted to create a leather mobile with geometric shapes after finding some craft leather at the craft store.

  • These are great! I’ve been looking for stuff like this for my bedroom.

    xo,
    Vicky
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  • It looks great against your existing decor. Really gives the room a pop!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • I love this idea! I imagine you could use a similar technique to make a mobile for a nursery… what do you think?!

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  • This is ADORABLE. I have a couple of dream catchers hanging on my wall, but this looks like it would be a nice addition. 😉 <3

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  • Such a fun idea! I have a narrow space I need to fill over my bar cart and this would be perfect. Also love this idea for a sun porch. Kind of looks like a wind chime, but without the noise.

    -Molly
    http://www.modcircus.com

  • This is so fun and cute! I love it!

    Paige
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  • That is beautiful, I definitely have to do this!
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  • Super cute! Where did you get that chair?

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