Time: 30 minutes
Materials: leather, hole punch, rotary cutter, cutting mat, leather paint, tape
Ever since we moved to Portland, I’ve had one key on my key ring. As you can imagine, 99% of the time I can’t find it anywhere. To put an end to the madness, I decided to make a keychain that would really pop amongst all the other stuff rattling around in the black hole known as my purse. What can I say, I think I have a problem.
Cut your leather into strips (about 6.5″ long x .5″ wide) with a rotary cutter. If you haven’t used one of these before, please be careful– and use a ruler. This will both give you straight lines and protect your fingers.
Fold your leather strip over and punch with rotary punch to make a hole. Secure your rivet by hammering it on top of your anvil.
Tape off the section you want to color block then paint. Let dry (only takes about 5 minutes), attach your keys, and you are good to go!
And if color blocking isn’t your thing, you can always customize your keychain with stamping instead!