Time: 20 minutes
Materials: leather, scissors, mallet, letter stamps, rotary hole punch, sponge, water
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!
Start by cutting your leather into your desired shape.
To make your letters really pop, dampen your leather before stamping and let dry briefly.
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).
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.
So what do you think? Have you ever worked with leather before? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!