How to Make a Personalized Leather Key Chain

Give the perfect sweet 16 birthday gift, and personalize a leather key chain they can attach to their new set of keys.

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Materials and Tools

1" wide leather strips
scissors
hammer
alphabet leather stamping kit
awl
metal rivets
acrylic paint
painter's tape
paintbrush
key ring

Create Holes

Cut a 5" long leather strip. Use an awl to make a 1/8” wide hole on both ends of the strip.

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Stamp Leather

Stamp the leather with your or the recipient's name following the instructions on the leather stamp packaging.

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Paint Leather

Place a piece of painter's tape 1/2" above the name. Paint the exposed section of the leather using acrylic paint and a paintbrush. Let dry before removing the tape.

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Personalized Leather Key Ring DIY

Create Loop

Slide a key ring onto the leather strip, and fold strip in half to create a loop. Attach both ends of the leather following the instructions on the metal rivet packaging. 

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