Make a cork leather keyring

Did you read my last post about how amazing cork leather is?

I was given a piece of this awesome eco-friendly textile as part of a kit from Craftiosity. The kit was for making a coaster, but I don’t use them so I decided to make myself an accessory instead. This is such a quick, easy no-sew craft idea; it’ll only take you ten minutes! Here’s how I made an easy keyring.

All you need for this super-easy tassel key-ring is some cork leather, scissors, superglue, pen and ruler. Ready? Let’s go! Step One: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Cut a piece of cork leather. Mine measures approximately 10cm by 7cm, but choose any size you like.

Step Two: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Flip it over and draw a line across the width, about 1cm from the top edge. This will mark where to cut to. Mark the width of each tassel, 0.5cm should do it.

Step Three: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Cut along the guide dots, making sure to stop at the line.

Step Four: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Cut the last tassel off. This will be the loop for attaching to a keyring.

Step Five: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Fold the loop piece in half and superglue together. Glue to the top corner of the cork leather piece, above the line.

Step Six: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Spread superglue across the top, above the line.

Step Seven: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Carefully roll up everything up together, nice and tight.

Step Eight: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Use a clothes peg to keep the tassel together whilst the glue dries.

Step Nine: Making a tassel key-ring from cork leather

Attach to your keys and you’re done! Admire your new handmade keyring.

What do you think? I think my allotment key is looking pretty cool now 🙂 I enjoyed making mine, and made a second one which I’m going to add to a long necklace. The cork leather is really nice to work. I would like to have a go at sewing a purse or maybe making a notebook cover. It’s definitely not the last time I’ll be using this textile that’s for sure!

Toria

 

2 Comments

  1. Alison
    10th July 2017 / 9:52 am

    I love this! It looks nice and simple to work with.

    • 11th July 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks! It was really easy to work with, I need to try sewing with it next 🙂

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