Refashion Any Leather / Pleather Piece into A Trendy Braided Bracelet!

Got a leather (or pleather) skirt, pair of pants, or whatever that’s ripped, the wrong size or just plain unfortunate? You don’t have to get rid of it — instead, try Alli’s awesome directions to make braided (p)leather bracelets instead! They’re right on trend (unlike the unfortunate piece you had to sacrifice to make them).

Tutorial: DIY Braided Leather (or Pleather!) Bracelet at One Pearl Button

[Update: As of April 2013, the One Pearl Button blog appears to be open only to invited readers. We’ll leave this post here for inspiration — but sadly there’s no more how-to link.]

Skirt Turned Into Belt with Leather Flower

There are so many ways to reuse clothes that don’t work for you anymore, but this one is a standout. Abbie at Five Days Five Ways came up with a great way to refashion what she calls a “mullet skirt” with a great pattern and somewhat unfortunate cut. She found a second-hand leather skirt for $5 and refashioned it into an awesome belt. The juxtaposition of the two colors, the two patterns and the two fabrics makes this an awesome accessory.

Leather Flower Belt at Five Days Five Ways