Monday, July 11, 2016

Bohemian Summer: Saving a Vintage Leather Pouch

 


 

This is a leather pouch my mom had as a young girl so it's about half a century old. I use it as a wall decor in my studio and this year I decided to give its life back. 

So I washed it up - yes you read right, using good old soap and water and a lot of gentle scrubbing. I reckoned there was nothing to lose and I was right.  

The glue at one of the sides had worn off so I glued it with a liquid silicone. As you can see it is a plain, ordinary pouch so I just added a string of colorful wooden beads, some pom-poms and it already looks much better.

When we get tired of this look, we will think up of some new embellishment.  




9 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Maya,
The leather pouch looks great with the Pom pom attached! Have fun using the bag! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
Enjoy the week.
Julie

myrica said...

Its so nice leather pouch, i like it.
Have a nice day

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Julie!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Myrica!

Divya N said...

You can easily clean leather with kerosene or diesel; even water is fine as long as you dry it in the sun. Also rubber adhesives hold leather well over the years and used even in commercial manufacturing

Little Treasures said...

I don't use any chemicals, abrasives, petrols and such in my household due to health preserving reasons, so water and soap work just fine.

Little Treasures said...

With one exception that is- the silicone I use to glue things.

handmade by amalia said...

I'm enjoying the Bohemian Summer, Maya. So many pretty things.
Amalia
xo

Jessica Pelasky said...

So cute! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!