Recycled Leather Items At Home
Leather products are generally very durable and expensive. Once you make the investment in a high quality leather item, you can expect it to be look beautiful and be used for many years. However, as leather gets older some areas become worn out or damaged, whereas other parts of the item still look brand new. For example, the cushions on your favorite leather couch may become torn and tattered after years of use, while the back of that same couch still looks shiny and new. Fortunately, with a little creativity, and the use of leather conditioning products, dyes, and crafting supplies, you can recycle and repurpose many old leather products into a brand new, useful item.
When thinking about which leather can be recycled, you have many options: luggage, wallets, purses, jackets, pants, skirts, shoes, belts, gloves and furniture, are just to name a few items. Salvage the part of your item that is unworn and usable, refurbish it and then think about what new uses it may have. Larger pieces of leather can be used to recover chairs and tables; made into throw pillows, rugs; and then you can add a set of perfectly matching leather coasters. With smaller sections, you could make a trendy purse, fashionable skirt, work gloves or even bind a book. Strips of leather can be braided into belts, bracelets and hair accessories; used to wrap worn out handles on tools, golf clubs, and baseball bats; or replace the straps on a purse or wristwatch.
The possibilities are endless and recycling leather is a great way to be kind to the environment and turn something old into something new!