Looking for some stunning Cricut Leather Projects to whip up?
I just developed a slight addiction to working with luxurious thick leather for projects. There is something super satisfying about cutting something some special and welding it into new products.
Not only that, but it always feels like such a much more special gift when you gift something that has been made from leather.
Fortunately, leather projects with Cricut machines are super easy and you can also whip up leather items with either the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker. But before we head into the projects, let's just have a good look at some Cricut leather basics.
Cricut Leather Products:
Cricut has a fabulous range of leather-based products on the market. Which makes it really easy for you to get your hands on some. Of course, you could expand past these and work with other leathers, but if this is your first leather project, it might be easier to stick with materials that we know will definitely work with the Cricut cutting machines.
Here is Cricut's current range of leather products:
- They have 5 fabulous colors available in the Cricut Genuine Leather range.
- There are 4 beautiful soft colors available in the Cricut Soft Metallic Leather range.
- There is a Cricut Faux Leather Sample Pack
- A Cricut Genuine Leather for Small Projects Pack, and a
- Cricut Leather Bundle that contains 2 sheets of genuine and 2 sheets of faux leather.
Cutting Cricut Leather:
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Now, you can cut any of these leathers from Cricut with either your Cricut Explore Air 2 or your Cricut Maker machine. Here are some guidelines on how to cut the different types of leather.
- Cricut Genuine Leather: We have a full post on cutting Cricut Genuine Leather here, but if you are after quick instructions this might help. Genuine Leather should be cut face down on the StrongGrip mat. You should move the white star wheels out of the way and cut with the Deep-Point blade.
- Cricut Faux Leather: Faux leather should be cut face down on a StandardGrip mat. Use the Fine-Point blade and select Faux Leather (Paper Thin) as the material from your list or dial.
- Cricut Metallic Leather: Metallic Leather should be cut face down on the StrongGrip mat. Move the starwheels to the right and use the Deep-Point Blade.
DIY Cricut Leather Projects From Around the Web
Find 5 fabulous leather projects that you can make with your Cricut machine. We love sharing some inspiration from all of our favorite craft bloggers, so we hope you enjoy our listicle today.
1. Genuine Leather Wallet with Cricut Maker
The first creation is our baby from our site. I whipped up this leather wallet for my daughter because she received some birthday money and we realized she didn't have a wallet!! The wallet is super easy as no stitching or fancy closures are required.
2. DIY Cricut Faux Leather Triangle Earrings
These gorgeous faux earrings by Kiss My Tulle is just super elegant. They would make a lovely gift for a friend or family member. You can grab the full tutorial on how to whip these up here.
3. DIY Envelope-Style Leather Wallet
Who doesn't love a leather wallet? These wallets are a bit more complex in comparison to our simply fold one mentioned above, but it is also a little more practical as a result. Stephanie also has a recommended leather tool kit in her tutorial that will help you to make your holes in the leather. You can grab the full tutorial on the Crafting In The Rain website here.
4. DIY Leather Cord Keepers
Looking for a super functional gift idea? How cool are these monogrammed leather cord keepers. We travel a lot and I can see this being brilliant for those who travel on a regular basis. Great way to keep things organised! You can grab the full tutorial for these on the Nourish and Nestle blog.
5. DIY Leather Vase Wrap
How about turning those boring glass flower vases into a statement piece? These beautiful flower wraps are a fantastic idea! Grab the full tutorial on the Dukes and Duchesses website.
And there you have some fabulous ideas on what to create with your piece of leather. We would love to know which of these crafts you might like to try out. Please leave us a comment below and tell us all about it.
Till next time,