DIY Color Blocked Leather Keychains

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: leather, hole punch, rotary cutter, cutting mat, leather paint, tape

DIY Color Blocked Leather  KeychainEver 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.

DIY Color Blocked Leather  Keychain

DIY Color Blocked Leather  KeychainCut 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.

DIY Color Blocked Leather  KeychainTape 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!

DIY Color Blocked Leather  KeychainDIY Color Blocked Leather  KeychainAnd if color blocking isn’t your thing, you can always customize your keychain with stamping instead!

DIY Color Blocked Leather  Keychain