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A DIY Holiday…

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Dec 15, 2013 DIY, Sew , , , , Comments are off

Every year, for the holidays, my family does a Secret Santa exchange. This year, instead of buying a present with a price limit, we decided to make our presents this year. Some were not as excited as I was on the new “rule”, but everyone decided to embrace the idea and delve into the world of DIY. This year, I picked my younger sister, Teena. I love to handmake things, but for the holidays, I wanted to make something that didn’t look too “crafty”. I decided to try to work with leather and make her a leather wristlet as her present. The process of purchasing the items was super simple..(Amazon to the rescue).  I researched all the different ways to make a leather wallet, bag, clutch and I found this one to be the easiest to follow. I basically just wanted to make the wristlet large enough to fit her phone and credit card or two, license and money. (maybe a stick of lipstick and gum as well) The instructions weren’t so precise, so I had to figure out some of the steps by myself, but I think the finished product came out awesome! (If I do say so myself) Once the wristlet was made, I rubbed the entire surface and inside with coconut oil. It brought out the color and made the leather more pliable. All in all, I think Teena was happy with her new leather accessory.