Leather Keychain

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: leather, scissors, mallet, letter stamps, rotary hole punch, sponge, water

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

After rounding up some amazing leather diys a few weeks ago, I finally got the courage (and tools) to do some leather work of my own. My skills definitely need some work, but I’m happy with my first attempt!

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

Start by cutting your leather into your desired shape.

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

To make your letters really pop, dampen your leather before stamping and let dry briefly.

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

To get the cleanest impressions possible, be sure to work on a flat surface and to hold your stamp still as you tap the base firmly with the mallet (you can see that mine moved slightly).

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

When dry, punch a hole and slip onto a keyring. I recommend using a thinner leather than what I used so that you can secure your hole with rivets.

DIY Leather Keychain | The Crafted Life

So what do you think? Have you ever worked with leather before? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!