How to Create Genuine Leather Key Chains

by Kymona Tracey

Hello everyone! Kymona here with a fun DIY project using a new stamp set from Altenew –  Just Jasmine – to create a genuine leather key chain.

This activity is perfect for our current stay at home order. You can make a bunch of them in one sitting. This would be fun for children to help with as well.

This stamp set has a beautiful flower, but my favorite is the sentiments. It has five different sentiments for a variety of occasions. This project shows you have to use the sentiment stamps differently.

Take a look at a couple of genuine leather key chains:
Just Jasmine Stamp Set

Yes, genuine leather keychains all with a beautiful sentiment. Creating these was easy and fun.

Here's how to create these:

  • Cut a piece of leather to 3″ by 12″.
  • Place it on a Cricut purple mat leather side down.
  • Create (3) 2.5″ circle in the Cricut design space.
  • Set the machine to cut the circles.

Note: if you don't have a Cricut or any electronic cutter, create a circle template using one of Altenew's Fine Frames Circles Die, Halftone Circle Nesting Die Set, or Welcome Home Die Set.

  • Once the circles are cut out, it's time to do some stamping.
  • With fabric ink, stamp the sentiment on the leather. Press evenly.

Just Jasmine

stamping an image

  • Next, use an eyelet and snap punch tool to punch a hole in the leather and attach a metal eyelet. Do not press the punch tool too hard so that you don't break the eyelet on the back.

Just Jasmine Stamp Set

eyelets key chains

  • Now it's time to add the keyring and charms.

added eyelets to key chains

added eyelets key chains

key chains finished

Creating these key chains are perfect for gifts, wedding favors, teacher gifts, or yourself.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Would you make a DIY keychain for your next project? I would love to hear your thoughts. If you would like to see another project using fabric that I created, click here.


Just Jasmine Stamp Set – Altenew
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Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set -…
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Altenew Fine Frames Circles Die
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Crafter’s Essential Stamping Mat –…
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Welcome Home Die Set
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Inkin' Chickie April 27, 2020 - 1:44 am

Nice quick project. I like the idea as an ability to repurpose or use any scraps up.

Kymona Tracey April 28, 2020 - 12:24 am

Hello Inkin’ Chickie!! Thank you so much. Yes, this is a great way to use up scraps.

Tara Prince April 27, 2020 - 8:54 am

Such a great idea and cute project!

Kymona Tracey April 28, 2020 - 12:25 am

Hello Tara!! Thank you so much.

Sylvia Hildman September 4, 2021 - 11:55 am

A fun project. Good way for me to use up some scraps. Thanks for a great step by step. Enjoy a great weekend


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