Photo Credit: Swell Mayde
My favorite type of gift is handmade from the heart. If you were to look in my handbag at any moment, I always have a few small pouches that help keep me organized. I created this DIY pouch because it's something everyone can use and it's so easy to make. I added a fun little holiday touch with rose gold polka dots.
What you’ll need:
Leather or faux leather
Rose gold or copper spray paint
Screw-on button stud
Mini pouch template (download it here)
Utility knife or X-Acto knife
5/8-in.-circle hole puncher
8½-in x 11-in. sticker paper
source copyPrint out the mini pouch template on an 8½-in. by 11-in. sheet of paper. Cut it out and tape it onto your leather.
source copyCut the leather around your taped template.
source copyUsing the awl, poke a hole through the leather at each of the mini circles on the template.
source copyEmploy the utility or X-Acto knife to cut a small slit, as shown in the photo (indicated by a small dash on the template).
source copyMeasure and cut 1¼-in. strips from the sticker paper.
source copyPunch circles using the circle hole puncher about 1¼-in. apart from each other.
source copyStick the sticker circle strips (sticky side down) onto your leather, creating a staggered polka dot pattern. Feel free to cut the strips lengthwise to fit the leather. Make sure the sticker polka dots are firmly placed without any bubbles or leather peeking through between the strips. Only the circles should expose any leather.
source copyIn a well-ventilated area, evenly spray paint on the polka dots.
source copyLet fully dry. Then, remove the sticker paper to reveal the dots.
source copyAlign all the poked holes. Add the bottom of the button stud through all of them, and then screw on the top. This is your closure for the mini pouch.