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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susan k.
susan k.2 years ago

Thanks interesting

Les M.
Les M.2 years ago

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.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Cool, thanks.

Lynn L.
Lynn L.3 years ago

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

Tim Cheung
Tim C.3 years ago


pamela kirkham
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for the artical

Jane R.
Jane R.3 years ago

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

Victoria Pitchford
Vicky P.3 years ago