Marlene here again from Idle Hands Awake! When it comes to DIY–and often style–and design–ok when it comes to many things, simple is best. And even though these leather handles on wooden boxes have a few steps, they are simple to make. Which leaves more time for finding lots of little knick-knacks to put inside.
Such as, I don’t know, this amazing cactus washi tape I found. Definitely need a special box just for that, don’t you think?
I admit I’ve been on a bit of a thrifted leather kick, so I used belts from the local Goodwill to craft simple handles for these plain boxes. I love the texture—and dare I say, class?—they add to an otherwise minimal look. Brads from the craft store stand in for rivets, but much—say it with me—simpler. And an optional coat of paint (color-blocked, of course), adds a tiny punch of contrast.
Read on to learn how to make your own DIY leather handled boxes!…