DIY {Easy} Painted Leather Wallet | Gold Chevron, Stripes, & Dots

An easy way to update a simple wallet, clutch or small leather good… or simply to add your own personality and individuality to it. It’s easy and quick and the design is only dependent upon your imagination!

What You’ll Need…

* Leather or faux leather wallet {Mine is a Christopher Kon Double Zip Wallet in coral from GILT}
* Sharpie metallic paint pen {I used gold}
* Painter’s tape


* Rip or cut your painter’s tape into strips.

* Using the original edge of the tape, create your stripes {or any design you like}.

* Create a chevron design with small pieces of tape angled into triangles.

* Fill in the blank spaces with your Sharpie paint pen, let dry and remove your tape.

* Hand paint your dots or your design of choice. Let dry… it dries quickly actually.


Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Kat

    June 6, 2012 |

    That is a great idea and use for Sharpies. Do you know if the Sharpie tends to wear off over time? Sometimes I find that it does with the silver version.


  • Anonymous

    June 6, 2012 |

    Its Good Idea for Purchase a wallet in best shop.
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  • Kadi Eller

    June 6, 2012 |

    I love that DIY and your wallet looks so pretty 🙂

  • Real Girl Glam

    June 6, 2012 |

    A-MAZ-ING! So simple and brings new life to an old or plain wallet. Love it!

  • Deauna

    June 6, 2012 |

    I really like this one. It’s just the reason to buy a new wallet.

  • Justyn Lord

    June 6, 2012 |

    You are so creative! What a clever way to spice up a wallet! Here I thought I needed a new one, but all I need is some gold sharpies!
    Love your nails too!

  • mimosk26

    June 6, 2012 |

    Super cute! I love it <3

  • Desdetenerifeconamor

    June 6, 2012 |

    I love it! You have been great! My DIY this week is a jacket inspired by one of Giambattista Valli. I leave the link and I hope you like!

  • Megan, The Frugalista Diaries

    June 6, 2012 |

    love that idea, really pretty!

  • Maria @ GLD

    June 6, 2012 |

    What a great idea!!! It turned out beautiful! I don’t have any old wallets, but I’ll see what else I can paint.

  • Anesa

    June 6, 2012 |

    Wow, that is perfect! I like it =)

  • House of Hemingway

    June 6, 2012 |

    I love it! Did you get to see how I did my purse with a monogram as well??

    😀 Great job!

  • Mawiyah

    June 6, 2012 |

    simple – chic 🙂 I’d even have my daughter do it on her wallet! She’s 6…


    June 6, 2012 |

    This is a brilliant little tutoriall, love the gold against the coral. Very imaginative, thank you Maegan! May I add that I only recently found your blog and I LOVE it. I find your about me page so inspiring, you really do deserve the success that has come from your blog. Keep the good work up 🙂

    Much love from Lydia x

  • Lisa Price

    June 6, 2012 |

    This is so creative! I love it!


  • thankfifi

    June 6, 2012 |

    so cool – you would never know this was a diy and actually it look much better after your embellishment

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Kimberly

    June 6, 2012 |

    This is great, I love how the wallet came out and the colors work really well together. I definitely want to try the technique out for myself! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • Rebecca

    June 6, 2012 |

    Very fun! I tend to use my clutches until they wear out, so this is a great way to change my accessories when I get bored with them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Natalyas Closet

    June 6, 2012 |

    So fun! I LOVE this DIY!!

  • drollgirl

    June 6, 2012 |

    pretty pretty cute!!!

    and i love the lichtenstein in the background!!!!

  • Tea Joeli

    June 6, 2012 |

    Great blog and pics
    Kisses from New York:)

  • hannah

    June 7, 2012 |

    This is really great! I love the gold on that shade of coral – it looks perfect! x

  • The Pretty Pinhead

    June 7, 2012 |

    How creative! I have so many wallets I gave away or donated and I’m wishing I would have done something like this!! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

    Glad I found your blog 🙂

    The Pretty Pinhead

  • Freya - Fashionable People

    June 7, 2012 |

    Great idea, I love gold and red together and it’s so easy to do!

  • Marina

    June 7, 2012 |

    Really cute! I like it!


  • angel-fashion

    June 20, 2012 |

    How are amazing.

  • Chelsea

    September 25, 2012 |

    This turned out great! I love it!

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