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10 Minute DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! 

Being a mom is the best job, and the hardest job in the entire world. If you’re a mom, you are well aware of that fact. Us moms deserve to be celebrated all year long and especially on Mother’s Day. This week I’ve teamed up with some of my very favorite blogger friends and we’re sharing DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that you can make on your Cricut. Don’t have a Cricut? Well friends, you may just be in luck! We’re giving one lucky reader a Cricut Explore Air 2 for themselves AND one for their mama plus two $125 gift cards so you and your mama can buy all the craft supplies you need!!! How exciting is that?!?!? 

Read all the way to the bottom of this post to learn how to enter to win and check back each day to see the awesome DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas that my friends unveil. There will be new project ideas Monday through Friday this week which you can find at the bottom of this post. 

I’m so excited to share today’s project with you. If you spend much time hanging out here at Hello Creative Family you know that I love me some quick and easy crafts. This mama doesn’t have time to mess around! I love creating beautiful things in as quick of time as possible! If you’re like me, then today’s project won’t disappoint! We’re making a DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! This project is so quick and easy that it could probably be done in 5 minutes… but I’m going to say 10 just to be on the safe side! I’ve already done all the design work for you so all you’ve got to do is open my file in Cricut Design Space, load a cutting mat up with some leather and HTV, iron this, glue that and bingo-bango you’ve got yourself an adorable keychain! 

This is the first time that I’ve cut leather with my Cricut Maker and I think I’m hooked (in fact I woke up the morning after creating this project and created a second project that I’ll share in a few weeks!) The secret to cutting leather with your Cricut is 3 things:

  1. A Strong Grip Cutting Mat
  2. A Deep Point Blade
  3. A Brayer Tool

I would also suggest using Cricut Leather, it cuts up really nicely without leaving a ton of mess behind and it’s easy to know exactly what setting to cut it on unlike other leather you might buy at the craft store. 

The other thing that makes me super excited about this project is that we are going to apply heat transfer vinyl to it! So fun right? Really once you get this technique down the possibilities are ENDLESS! You’re going to have so much fun making custom gifts!  

Ready to learn how to make my 10 Minute DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain? Read on! 


10 Minute DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain


This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Materials: 

Hello Creative Family Mom Heart Keychain Cut File

Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore (prefer shopping on Amazon? Find the Cricut Maker here and the Cricut Explore here.)

Strong Grip Cutting Mat

Regular Grip Cutting Mat

Deep Point Blade

Fine Point Blade

Brayer Tool

Cricut Iron-On 

Cricut Leather

Weeding tools

Cricut EasyPress 

Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet 

E6000

-Key Ring

-Something heavy like a stack of books

Directions: 

Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and then open the Hello Creative Family Mom Heart Keychain Cut File. Click “Make It” in the upper right hand corner. On the following screen click continue (you don’t need to mirror your iron-on for this project since the font is a symmetrical font). On the following screen select your cutting machine and then select the material you are using. Cut your iron-on with the shiny side face down on a regular grip mat with your fine point blade and your leather shiny side face down on a strong grip cutting mat with a deep point blade. Use your brayer to really press the leather into the cutting mat, making sure that it’s fully adhered so that it doesn’t shift while cutting. 

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Step 2: Weed your vinyl and pop the heart cut from the opposite color of leather from your keychain into the heart cutout. 

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Remove the vinyl heart from the clear plastic backing and lay the iron-on over the leather, using the heart imprint left behind on the plastic backing as your guide for where to lay your iron-on. 

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Lay the Cricut Protective Iron-On Sheet over your leather and iron-on and press using your Cricut EasyPress. I pressed at 280F for 30 seconds.

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Check to make sure that your iron-on is adhered to the leather and then slowly peel away the clear plastic cover. 

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Step 3: Fold your heart in half and slide the key ring over it positioning the ring on the rectangular area that connects the two hearts. Lay the leather with the side with “mom” on it facing down. Use your e6000 glue to glue the two sides of the keychain together. Pinch shut and wipe away and glue that might spill out the edges. Put the keychain under a stack of heavy books for 24 hours so that the glue has time to cure. 

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Voila! You have  beautiful 10 Minute DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! 

This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

Aren’t they pretty? I think it would make such a fun little Mother’s Day present… or really a great present for mom anytime! 

Check out the Mother’s Day projects that my friends made with their Cricuts! Check back all week as new projects are added. 

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Now, who’s ready to win a Cricut Explore Air 2 for them and their mama as well as 2- $125 Gift Certificates to buy craft supplies?!?!?

Win a Cricut Explore Air for you and a Cricut Explore Air 2 for your mom plus 2 $125 Amazon Gift Certificates in this epic Mother's Day Giveaway! Closes 3/7/2019. Open to residents of the US and Canada.

Enter below and tell me in the comments… What’s the first thing you’d make with your new Cricut Explore Air 2?

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This quick and easy 10 minute Cricut project makes a great handmade gift for mom! Learn how to cut leather using your Cricut and make this DIY Leather Heart Mom Keychain! Includes a cut file as well as step by step photos including how to apply htv to leather! #MothersDay #CricutProject #handmadegift #Mom #Cricut

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