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Holiday Leather

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Holiday prep is officially under way over here! This year again I’m keeping Christmas decor simple like last year and I will be reusing some of the things I made then but I’ll also be making some new holiday crafts.  This year I was inspired by leather, namely natural leather. I couldn’t find the pale kind I was after but I found this leather cord in a tan version which I liked.

 

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The great thing about this leather cord is that it’s got a hollow core which allows you to insert wire into it. Here I used thin metal wire and was able to insert it quite a way into the cord. The green thicker wire in the top photo I used as a lock. I’ll show you what that looks like further down.

 

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Here’s one piece of the leather cord with the thin wire inserted all the way through. It allowed me to twist it and for it to keep its shape.

 

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And here’s what that looks like as a finished ornament. I got the end caps in the jewelry section at the local craft store (similar to these but without the hole).

 

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To lock this little circle I drilled a larger hole into a wooden bead and simply inserted the ends. Easy peasy.

 

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Here I used a short piece of green thicker wire as a lock for the larger ring by inserting one end (using pliers because it was a bit if a tight squeeze) into one end and then the other end of the cord forming it into a circle. The smaller ring I just did like the one above but hooking it on the the larger one before adding the bead.

Love how these turned out! I still have a bit left of the leather cord and it’ll probably make its appearance elsewhere in my holiday décor too. It’s early days yet!

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