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

Time to learn how to drive! Give them the coolest key chain around to keep their new keys on by making this personalized, leather key ring.

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

Supplies: 1” wide leather strips, scissors, hammer, alphabet leather stamps, awl, metal rivets, acrylic paint, painter’s tape, paint brush, key ring. Step 1: Cut a 5” long leather strip. Step 2: Use the awl to make a 1/8” wide hole on both ends of the strip.

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

Step 3: Stamp the leather with your gift recipient’s name using the letter stamps and the hammer.

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

Step 4: Place a piece of painter’s tape .5” above the name. Step 5: Paint the plain exposed section of the leather with the acrylic paint.

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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