Thursday, March 17, 2011

Leather Purse Bracelet

I must have been inspired to keep this old purse that was stained from spilled milk like four years ago. 
First, cut off the straps.
Measure your wrist and cut the straps accordingly.  Remember, the bracelet will need to slide on and off of your wrist.
Glue the ends of both straps together forming two circles.
Start cutting up your purse into salvageable leather pieces.
Make one circle, 8 large petals, 8 medium petals, and 6 small petals with the leather.
Begin gluing the large petals to the circle as pictured above and then layer the additional petals on top.
My purse happened to have brass studs. I cut one out and glued it to the center of my flower. 
Cut a rectangle from the leather. It should be long enough to wrap snugly around your bracelets.
Glue rectangle in place using a generous amount of glue.
Glue leather flower on top!


  1. very pretty. nice upcycle!


  2. WOW! That is amazing! Great job!! Thanks for linking up to "What's in my Garden"!


  3. What a great idea! I loved that you repurposed something.... and it looks great to boot (or to purse, in this case)!

  4. Fun way to keep a piece of a worn out, but favorite purse! Or even just make something pretty out of an old ugly purse! Well done! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!

  5. Very creative! Thanks for linking to Fantabulous Friday!

  6. Very cute! What a great idea to reuse the purse! Thanks so much for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party last week! Always nice to see a new face! :)