DIY Gold Leather Feather Ornament

DIY lovers, if you are wanting to get crafty, or are looking for a quick gift idea, here is an easy gold leather feather ornament that can be made in 10 minutes. These adorable handmade ornaments are modern, cool, and pretty much say that you have your life together in the DIY decor game. They can be hung on your Christmas tree for added glam, gifted in a box alone, or packaged with other small goodies to make a sweet gift box. And- if none if those options are speaking to you, you can use this simple DIY to make creative gift tags that double as an ornament.

how to make a DIY feather ornament made of leather

You really don’t need a lot of supplies to make this DIY ornament. Most thing’s you might already have and if not, you will just need to make a quick trip to a craft store. If there is no store around or you are lazy like me and would prefer to have it shipped, Amazon will have everything you need. So, below you will find easy instructions on how to make these ornaments.

what you need to make a  DIY feather ornament

What You Need:

  1. Leather: I got mine from an old leather skirt that I hated ( actually doesn’t fit and needed to repurpose. But, you can find some at Goodwill, or at the craft store, or here.
  2. Paint Pens and Acrylic paint: You can find these paint pens at any craft store or here. (If you use Amazon Prime, you can order this stuff and get free shipping in two days.)
  3. Small stenciling paint brush
  4. Scissors
  5. Some string like this one here
  6. A upholstery needle

How to do this DIY Leather Ornament

DIY Gold Leather Feather ornament that is so easy to make


  1. Get your scissors and draw a leaf shape on the back of your leather that’s about 2.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. Or however big/small you want it to be. Cut it out.
  2. Then make a feather texture by cutting into the edges of the leather in a slanted way going upwards. On either side of the ornament, I made small v shaped cuts to get the look right.
  3. Next use the gold paint wherever you want it. I liked to do half of my DIY ornament gold, so I just use a sharp edged magazine I don’t care about to get the line right.
  4. To add extra detail, I used the white paint pen to draw texture and design.
  5. Next, thread your needle and poke it in the top.
  6. Last, tie your string together to make a loop.
  7. You officially have your simple DIY Gold Leather Feather Ornament

How to make leather ornaments that look like feathers

What’s so great about these gold feather ornaments is that you can make them your own style by doing tons of different designs! So, get creative and have fun making them.


instructions to make a feather ornament out of leather

What do you think of these ornaments? Would you hang them on your tree or use them as a gift tag?

xo, Kendra

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