May 10, 2011

DIY | Leather Envelope

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It has become almost obvious nowadays to make an object that is usually disposable, durable by just changing the material. Maison Martin Margiela has a wallet that looks just like an envelope made out of fine, thin leather, then there are the leather paper bag look alikes and porcelaine cups that deceive you into thinking they are plastic disposable ones. Because it is so obvious and almost has become unoriginal I decided not to spent too much time on this little DIY. Here are the instructions:

Cut a square out of a piece of (left over) leather. For the standard format of an envelope, like mine, use a square of 21cm x 21cm. Cut it with a surgeon knife or stanley knife. On the lines where you would normally fold the paper make a shallow incision, not going all the way through the leather. Glue it together with super glue and add a snap fastener to close it. There is no sewing involved, I used glue throughout so that there would be no seems visible, feeling lazy is not an excuse to not make this!

47 comments:

Toyin Lola said...

Your DIY'S are great!

fashionistoyinlola.blogspot.com

KOKOKOI said...

Mooi gedaan! ♥

Bec said...

You have the most incredible DIY's. And I was just oo'ing over someone's bought one. So easy to make now that I think about it and you've shown it. I'm definitely going to give it a try!

Kate Junior said...

I must try this! I actually have a scrap of leather lying around! Thanks for sharing! x
http://itskatejunior.blogspot.com

Andrew said...

so smart!

FASHION ICE said...

great idea! and love ur lipstick

Camilla Brozzo said...

lovely *-*

Style Porn said...

What a fun rainy day project! I love your lip color as well.

Shulamit said...

really cute idea

Claudia said...

I'm definitley going to do it, i'm in need for wallet right now and i have a lot of leather left.
You know that, you're my favourite blogger :)

www.fashionplaygrounds.blogspot.com

Loïs said...

love it! x

Ambypure said...

Ik vind jouw DIY´s altijd heel leuk!

Cate.B said...

mooi zeg!

HAPPY BDAY!♥

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

oh super easy! Dankjwel :D


ANPOVB

LOVETHEFABRIC said...

Zoohoo creatief! Waar haal je de stukken leder vandaan, en is het erg prijzig?^^

death_sexxx said...

simple. effective.

Raspberry & Rouge said...

ADORE! And those nails and lips: so cool! XO Raspberry & Rouge
http://raspberry-rouge.com

Trine said...

How cute!! :) and what a colour on your lips!!!

XX Trine
http://storyofacloset.blogspot.com/

Cecilia said...

It is really so simple, that there is no excuse.
I think that I need to make one now.

love, FIMP
http://www.FIMPassion.blogspot.com/

JillePille said...

very cool DIY, thanks for it!

http://jillepille.blogspot.com

Claire M. said...

I love the lipstick :)

Claire M.

megan said...

your blog is fucking amazing! i love all of your outfits. keep up the amazing posts.

megan http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

cocktail said...

wow great! i'm following you!

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J said...

Super :). Jouw DIY's zijn echt altijd zo makkelijk & leuk.

Delany said...

This looks so cute, love Maison Martin Margiela and that lipstick you're wearing!

Statement of Fashion said...

oh god ! i'm so addicted to your blog.

I get crazy with your DIY posts!! seriously.

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

Amazing nailpolish!

mfashionfreak.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

love you, love what you do (favorite blog ever!i only wish you'd post a bit more often)
but that lipstick is a no-no : )

this symmetry said...

You are so pretty and that is so wonderful!

Sebrina & Nicolai said...

Oh how smart!! Jo really got some good diy skills! Respect! And I love your lip color!

I said...

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Gorilla Girl said...

I may just have to do this! I love your lipstick by the way! xx

bambica said...

i love you <3

Marlene said...

I love your diy's too,you're so creative :) <3

Yasmine said...

Wauw, jij hebt de meest inspirerende blog ever seen! I'm following!

Liefs, Yasmine
Ps, vergeet niet mee te doen met m'n give-away!

Sarah said...

i don't think i'll ever get tired of your diys!

Unfinished Impressions said...

you are one very inspiring blogger, i really mean it! from your style, to your writing.. i'm a fan!

Sisters and Sisters said...

Top DIY en je lipstick is zoo enig!
Van waar is ie?

Xoxo
H&C

sophie said...

wauuuuw! lipsticklove!!!
x

http://blondfreckledgirl.blogspot.com/

sophie said...

wauuuuw! lipsticklove!!!
x

http://blondfreckledgirl.blogspot.com/

Rich Girls. said...

how cute!
i need to try this out. x.

Meg said...

love this! lip colour is amazing too

Bani said...

I've really wanted to try this DIY for a while... it's so simple but it looks so chic. I actually tried it recently and made my own! My glue-gun exploded so I ended up sewing mine instead and then I added some leather cording so I could tie my envelope shut, but you were my inspiration! Here is my creation, thanks to you! http://holdmyumbrellabitch.blogspot.ca/2012/05/diy-leather-envelope-clutch.html

Hank hendricks said...

I may just have to do this for my own Gift Card envelopes.

Hank hendricks said...

I may just have to do this for my own Gift Card envelopes.

plastic cards printing said...

i don't think i' ll ever get tired of your efforts

plastic cards printing said...

Oh what a fantastic DIE project. You are one clever and creative babe.I finally finished a project I have been working on for 2years.