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Project: DIY Leather Keychain

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

DIY leather keychain – a little accessory to add some life to your set of keys – plus, it’s easy to personalize for you or for a gift.

What You Need

  • small piece of leather
  • key ring
  • leather punch
  • rivet set
  • mallet
  • thread
  • machine

Okay – first, gather all of your supplies and make a template for the shape of keychain you want. This time, simple circles was the best option. I used my camera cap as a guide – don’t forget to leave a tag to hang over the key ring.

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Cut it out. Now, put it over the key ring and mark the spot where you’ll want the rivet to go. Punch it.

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Now, using the appropriate size rivet (I put in extra leather to ensure the rivet fit snuggly) and hammer it into place with the mallet.

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

If you want to leave it plain, you’re done. If you want to personalize it, just a couple more steps.

Use a chalk marker and put your font making skills to the test. Now, using a leather or denim needle and thick thread stitch over your chalk line.

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

Done!

Leather Keychain DIY: 3ten.ca

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