If you have a Cricut cutting machine and you haven’t made any leather crafts yet, then that needs to end right away!
Working with leather might be intimidating. After all, leather is a material that has been used in high-end industries like fashion, furniture, and equipment for years.
But don’t worry!
Here are 10 simple projects with leather that you can try out with your Cricut. Some of them are with genuine leather, while others are with faux leather.
So the best model to use would be one of the Cricut Makers or Cricut Explore machines. Although both of these machines need the deep cut blade for cutting thick leather.
If you don’t have any leather available, you can buy it with the button shown below!
But if you have everything you need, let’s start crafting!
1. Leather earrings
First up are these beautiful earrings. With just a little bit of leather, you can make yourself new earrings for every special event.
There are so many different earring designs you can go with. So if you don’t know exactly what you want to make, you can do a quick Google Search and I’m sure you’ll find a few you like.
After using the Cricut to cut the leather into the right shape, you can use a leather punch to make a small hole and attach a hook.
2. Leather coasters
No matter what kind of material you are working with, making coasters is always an easy project to start with. And these leather coasters are no exemption!
You can make your coasters out of a single piece of leather. Or you can cut several smaller pieces and sew them together by hand.
These coasters can also be a great gift for friends or family members. Just let the Cricut maker cut the leather into the favorite animal, food, or shape of your friend/relative.
3. Personalized leather bracelet
These personal bracelets are another way to make leather jewelry with your Cricut.
You can make these leather bracelets complex as you want. But for a really simply design, you can cut one long strip with your Cricut and attach a rivet to it.
If you don’t have a rivet or button you can attach to it, you could even use superglue to attach the ends together.
To personalize your bracelet, you can use your Cricut again to cut someone’s name, catchphrase, or word out of vinyl and heat transfer it onto the leather.
4. Leather keychains
Keychains are a fun way to personalize your keys. With a Cricut machine, you can easily cut the leather in the right size and shape to form a keychain.
For example, if you are a big science fiction fan – why not cut out your favorite spaceship?
If you are constantly losing your keychain, you could make a label with your name on it.
There are many other possibilities for this project. Don’t limit yourself to simple circular or rectangular shapes. Why not make a dog or cat shaped leather keychain?
You can then further decorate the leather with vinyl or by using paint markers.
5. Cord keepers
Do you ever get tired of the mess created by all those loose cords? It seems like every electronic device comes with its own charger nowadays.
If this sounds familiar, why not make a neat leather cord keeper? These are super easy to make and an fun way to keep your cord tidy.
Since these cord keepers are so small, you could probably even make one using leftover leather straps from other projects. So if you have some small pieces of leather left from your previous project, don’t throw them away!
6. Leather carrying straps
Leather carrying straps are another easy leather project you can make with your Cricut machine. To be fair, you don’t really need a Cricut to make these. But it will definitely speed up the process and give you better results.
You can use these straps for your bags, purses, water bottles, etc. So they can also be great gifts. Especially if you personalize them a bit.
Similarly to the bracelets from before, these carrying straps are made by cutting a big rectangular strap of leather with your Cricut. Then you can use key fob hardware and pliers to connect the ends together.
7. Leather flowers
Not every DIY project needs to be practical and solve a problem. Sometimes you simply want to make something beautiful. And these leather flowers are definitely pretty.
Leather flowers aren’t difficult to make. So give them a shot!
They look the best if you can combine different types of leather to make sure they consist of several colors.
If you want, you could even use these leather flowers as coasters.
8. Leather wallet
If you every attended a leather working class, a leather wallet was probably one of the first things you learned to make.
Since these simple wallets are made from just a single piece of leather, all you have to do is come up with a nice design and let the Cricut do the right.
If you don’t really know how to design a wallet, you can find many free patterns online.
But when using someone else’s pattern, make sure to check how difficult it will be to make. Some leather wallets can be super elaborate. So go with something easy first.
9. Leather bookmarks
If you or one of your dear ones loves to read, you can try making some of these leather bookmarks.
Most bookmarks you can find in the store are long and rectangular in shape. But since you will be cutting the leather yourself, you can go for any shape you want.
Why not make a heart-shaped bookmark for your romantic novels, and a rocket-shaped one for your sci-fi books?
After you have cut out the shape you want, there are many ways to further personalize your bookmark with vinyl or art markers.
10. Leather wall art
If you have tried several leather projects, you might want to take on something a little more challenging.
This wall art idea is not too difficult to make, but would look good in almost any home.
You’ll need a large wooden panel or a frame to hold the leather. Then use the Cricut to cut out your design.
After cutting all the leather components, you can superglue them together on the board to finish your piece.
More project ideas!
I hope you liked these 10 leather project ideas for your Cricut. Of course, leather is only one of the many materials you can cut with your Cricut.
There are many other Cricut projects left to try. So if you want to continue crafting with your Cricut, read the following articles: