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Handmade Christmas Ornaments from Leather

December 18, 2017

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!
If you follow me over on Instagram or have read my last several blog posts, then you know that I made every single ornament on our 9 foot tree this year. It was no small task, but I had fun with it and my sweet girls were able to help a lot, so we had some good mommy-daughter bonding in the process. I made lots of different kinds of ornaments, including DIY photo Christmas ornamentsfelt ornaments and wood and leather ornaments. These simple but stylish leather ornaments round out all of my handmade Christmas ornaments tutorials (until I come up with new ornaments to make next year, I'm sure).

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DIY Handmade Christmas Ornaments from Leather Tutorial

MATERIALS NEEDED:

STEPS:

If you’d like a video overview of this project, click below.

 

1) Create your designs in Cricut Design Space.

2) For the stars and Christmas tree ornaments, all you have to do is cut them out and attach ribbon or suede cord to hang them. After I cut my first few ornaments by placing the leather directly on my cutting mat, I had this “AHA!” moment where I realized that if I put Cricut StrongGrip transfer paper down on the cutting mat and then place the leather on top of that, I wouldn't have to worry about leaving such a mess on my cutting mat. I highly recommend it!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

3) If you are making the leather Christmas ornaments with glitter iron on, you will want to cut out both the leather ornament circles AND the iron on transfer words. Then weed your iron on designs. I used my Cricut BrightPad to weed my red glitter iron-on and it made it SO much easier to see the cut lines.

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

4) While you are weeding, heat your iron or Cricut EasyPress, setting the temperature to 340 degrees and the timer to 20 seconds. Be sure to use a towel, blanket or silicone mat under your project to protect the surface you are working on from the heat. Then, place your iron on on your leather circles and iron them on :) The settings worked perfectly for me every time!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

4) After you are done, tie on ribbon or suede cord to hang your handmade Christmas ornaments. My sweet girls helped me with this step, thank goodness, because just take a peek at how many we had to do!

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

I love how these leather handmade Christmas ornaments turned out, especially since I didn't have to cut everything out by hand! I guess they are really semi-handmade Christmas ornaments ;)

These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

If you love these handmade Christmas ornaments, be sure to save the idea to Pinterest or share it on Facebook so you can find it again later. And before you head out, be sure to grab my free Christmas printables!

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These handmade Christmas ornaments from leather are so unique and add a modern touch to any Christmas tree! Best of all, you can cut leather quickly and easily with the right tool!

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