leather heart necklaces

Hello Pretty Handy Readers!  We survived the holidays! Yes, January can be quiet but February will be here before you know it and that means Valentine’s Day. Jaime here today from That’s My Letter sharing this DIY leather heart necklace, no sewing necessary!

I’m a huge fan of giving valentines that are NOT CANDY and this project certainly fits the bill.  I used leather scraps and waxed hemp cording to make these simple leather heart necklaces.

leather heart necklaces 1

Add a lot of hearts or only one. It’s completely up to you!

leather hearts necklace 2

My necklaces are finished with adjustable sliding knots so the person wearing the necklace can have it loose and dangly or more snug up on the collarbone.


leather heart necklace supplies

  • Leather (small pieces or scraps)
  • Cardstock (small piece for heart template)
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Waxed hemp cording
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Step 1: Make a pattern for a heart shape similar to the one pictured above – two hearts with their points together.  Cut the pattern out of cardstock. Using a pen and your leather scrap trace around the pattern then cut out desired number of hearts.

leather heart necklace step 1

Step 2: Cut 34″ of cording for one necklace.  Place one heart shape under the cording as shown.

leather heart necklace step 2

Step 3: Place a small dab of hot glue on the bottom heart and fold top heart over cording to make a sandwich.

leather hearts necklace 3

The glue should not touch the cording so the hearts are free to slide.  Add as many hearts onto your cording as desired.

leather hearts necklace 4

The final step is to make the adjustable sliding knots (tutorial here) or simply tie off the ends long enough to fit over the head.  Now go get started on all those valentines!

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All you need is leather scraps and waxed hemp cording to make these simple leather heart necklaces | Pretty Handy Girl #DIY #craft #valentinecraft

3 replies
  1. Merle
    Merle says:

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  2. Shellie Gruber
    Shellie Gruber says:

    Thanks for the idea. Made them for my daughter and her best friends! Would be awesome favors for a girls birthday party!


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