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Simple Leather Wrapped Vases

Here’s a fun way to give those old glass bottles a makeover and turn them into simple leather wrapped vases!

It’s time for a new Int’l Bloggers Club & this month’s theme is “leather”. Unfortunately, just the other day, during my grand organising rant, I threw out a perfectly fine leather tote I wasn’t really using anymore. As a tote! But it could have lived a new life as a planter cover! Wouldn’t that be so cool? Yeah it would’ve been! But that’s me, I throw out. And sometimes just too fast. Anyways. When we set the new theme for our IBC challenge this month, I wanted to kick myself in the butt. But! I had another purse that I wasn’t using that much either and used it’s faux leather for my idea instead. It was a cheap purse that I can live without.



I didn’t participate last month, but you can find the post prior to that one here.

Simple Leather Wrapped Vases

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If you don’t have an old bag or purse you want to cut up, you can use leather pieces for crafting.

You’ll need a hot glue gun, empty glass bottles & scissors to cut up the leather.


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com



Cut up strips of leather, more or less in a straight line, long enough to wrap around each vase.

Using a white permanent marker, add a design, in my case simple dots, to one of the strips.

I actually cut an extra strip because at the end I decided to have them plain, without any design on them. But I can always change them out.

Next, wrap the leather around each vase and glue the ends on top of each other, using hot glue.

Fill vases with water and flowers or greens or leave empty.


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com


Simple Leather Wrapped Vases northernfeeling.com


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Would you add more design to the leather or leave them blank?? I like how they add a warm touch and some texture to the glass.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, be sure to go see more leather inspired projects below!!





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  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    18/03/2019 at 3:41 pm

    Oh yes please. What a great idea to take common old glass bottles to a whole new level and add interest. I have this thing for tactile decor items and the smooth, clear glass paired with the texture of the leather really appeals to me. I love the dotty one. Here in South Africa, there’s a restaurant that we love going too where they will paint your face in traditional Xhosa patterns, mostly dots, lines, and teeny tiny flowers and that one reminded me of that. It’s a lovely idea Katrin

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    18/03/2019 at 4:05 pm

    What a fantastic idea Katrin. Of course we can repurpose all those old faux bags we have. Genius!! If we don’t want them as is neither will anyone else. Love what you did with the leather. It gives such a modern boho look to the vases!

  • Reply
    18/03/2019 at 4:23 pm

    Like you, I recently donated and threw out several old purses, not even thinking the leather is perfect crafting material. Kicking myself in the butt too! This is a great idea for dressing up simple glass bottles. I’m thinking pink leather for Spring, red for Christmas…well you get the picture. Love the idea for creating patterns with a sharpie too. Pinned 🙂

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    Julie Briones
    24/03/2019 at 1:25 am

    LOVE these, Katrin! And so does my daughter! Pinned!

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