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Boxes and bins

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DIY Day Planners

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Keep organized with your own custom-made leather day planner. For added embellishment, choose a color of thread that contrasts with that of the leather.
Materials
  • One hide (5 1/2 square feet) leather
  • No-slip ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Multipurpose cement
  • Poly-cotton thread
  • Sewing machine equipped for leather
  • Leather hole punch
  • 1/2-inch binder rivets
  • 7-inch 6-ring spine
  • Rivet setter
  • Mallet
  • Paper inserts
  • Grommet kit or elastic cording (optional)
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Napkin Holder

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Letterbox with Melissa

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A typical week's mail brings an assortment of bills, solicitations, advertisements, and hopefully some greetings from friends and family. Once it's out of the mailbox, you can keep all of your letters organized and accessible with this attractive and easy-to-make box.
Materials
  • Letterbox Template
  • 13-by-16-inch 4-ply mat board
  • Double-sided adhesive paper such as Twin-Tack or spray adhesive
  • Decorative paper
  • Mat or utility knife
  • Ruler
  • Scalloped scissors
  • Leather punch
  • Seam binding
  • Bone folder
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Jewelry Boxes

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Fabric-Topped Box

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Add-On Envelope Books

Steps:2
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