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DIY Uses for Leather Laces

DIY Uses for Leather Laces

Recently at Remodelista, we’ve been having a moment with leather laces, using them in all sorts of ways: as gift ties, napkin rings, and drawer pulls. Here are a few of our latest uses.

Above: For a casual table setting (particularly outdoors), it’s nice to have an alternative to napkin rings. Simply source some leather laces, double them, and knot the ends together;  voilà—an instant napkin ring.

Above: Leather ties make for easy DIY shower curtain rings. Use 16-inch lengths of leather cord, loop through, and knot together.

Above: Replacing the standard chrome curtain rings with leather ties adds texture and a bit of color to a simple bathroom.

Above: Be sure to reuse any extra leather laces or ties you may have around your house. If you need a fresh stock, you can purchase them (or a faux leather variety) at your local hardware store or order online; Tandy Rawhide Lace is $19.99 for a 20-yard spool at Amazon.

For more DIY inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts High/Low: Round Mirror, Holiday Gift: Sake Cups, and DIY: Leather Cabinet Pulls by Holton Rower.


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5:49AM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Thanks interesting

2:17PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

i shouldn't need to write this but there are always those people that don't think it thru (i know one of them really well). don't use "used" leather when using as napking rings.

10:39AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:05AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

Thanks for the article.

6:20PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

Cool, thanks.

3:33PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Great idea, to either use old leather pieces hanging around, or new faux leather. Thanks for this.

1:34PM PST on Jan 25, 2012


8:15AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Thanks for the artical

5:34PM PST on Jan 21, 2012

I wouldn't use any of these ideas. They don't appeal to me and I doubt anyone else would use them either.

3:23PM PST on Jan 21, 2012


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