How to Make This DIY Leather Keychain

Making your own leather keychain is easier than you’d think! With the proper tools, working with leather is a fun challenge that is great for advanced DIYers. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to make your own leather keychain, and be sure to try your hand at other leather crafts!

How to Make This DIY Leather Keychain

If you’re looking for a DIY challenge, look no further – this leather keychain is a great intro into the world of leather-working. With the proper tools and equipment, you can make your own keychain that looks totally professional. This leather keychain is as stylish as it is durable, and it’s a great way to keep your keys organized. Check out the steps below to see how it’s done, and be sure to leave your own leather-working tips in the comments!

Leather keychain supplies:

  • Leather (or faux leather if you’d prefer)
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Keychain hook
  • Leather awl
  • Rotary hole punch
  • Eco Flo Gum Tragacanth and wool dauber
  • Dremel leather burnisher
  • Snap set
  • Setting tool
  • Double-face soft mallet
  • Key ring

How to make your leather keychain:

Step 1: Cut out your leather into a rectangular strip.
DIY Leather Keychain Step One

Step 2: Fold the strip in half, then cut the corners.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Two

Step 3: Fold the strip over the metal keychain.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Three

Step 4: Use an awl to mark a hole for the closure.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Four

Step 5: Make a hole through the leather using your rotary hole punch.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Five

Step 6: Dip the wool dauber into the gum, then rub it against the outside edge of the leather.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Six

Step 7: Run the Dremel leather burnisher along the edge of the leather.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Seven

Step 8: Add the snaps, then hammer into place using the setting tool and mallet.
DIY Leather Keychain Step Eight

Step 9: Attach your key ring and keys!
DIY Leather Keychain Step Nine

Do you have any other simple leather-working tips? Leave a comment and let us know!

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