If you’re like me, you keep an eye open at thrift stores for any cheap leather items to cut up and turn into other things.  (Who can argue with a couple yards worth of leather for just a few bucks?)  Here’s a project that’s great for using up a little bit of that stash: magic braided leather bracelets!  Melissa from I Still Love You has  an awesome tutorial on her blog, including a printable template, so you can learn how to make this easy but impossible-looking design.  [how to make a magic braided leather bracelet]

Project estimate:

  • Leather, on hand or $1 and up
  • Printable template, free
  • Craft knife, on hand
  • Button or snap, on hand

Total: Free is up