Hi Friend! Are you looking for a new way to create a Faux Leather Keychain for your shop or just for fun? I’m excited to share how you can make this cute Ghost Keychain with Cricut and Sublimation!
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DIY Ghost Faux Leather Keychain
Spooky season is underway with all the Fall and Halloween items hitting the retail stores. And if you are a small business, you’ve probably been working on your Halloween product line for a few months now! For me, Halloween/Fall kicks off the busiest crafting season of the year. I strive to create a lot of content to share with you all in hopes that it inspires you to add new and interesting items to your shop or to just as gifts for family and friends for the season all the way through Christmas!
Last year, I shared how to make a Mickey Halloween Luggage Tag and this project is similar but so much easier with my new technique for applying sublimation to faux leather! So let’s get into the tutorial and what all you will need to get started…
What you will need:
- Glossy Faux Leather
- AutoPress or Heat Press
- Cricut Machine
- Deep Point Blade
- Sublimation Printer (I have an Epson SureColor F170)
- Sublimation Paper
- Butcher Paper
- Heat Resistant Tape
- Keychain Ring
- Fabric Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- My Keychain Project in Cricut Design Space
I created a step by step video of the process, check it out below:
Let’s go over the steps…
Open my project in Cricut Design Space. Resize if needed. Mirror the images on your sublimation printer but not in Cricut Design Space. Turn on bleed and I personally like to use the dialog system to set my printer parameters. Next, load the sublimation paper in your sublimation printer and print.
Load the printed design on a mat and cut using the medium cardstock setting. Set the cut pieces aside.
Switch your blade to the deep point blade and place the faux leather glossy side down on a strong grip mat. Secure with masking tape. Cut the leather using the Cricut Genuine Leather material setting in Cricut Design Space.
Remove the leather from the mat. Set your heat press to 400 degrees. Place the ghost cutouts faced down on the leather die cuts, and secure them with heat-resistant tape. Don’t forget the butcher paper. Press for 12 seconds.
Remove from the press. You will notice the paper is now stuck on the leather. Remove the paper with a wet rag to reveal the sublimated design. There will now be a subtle sheen on the faux leather.
Add your keychain hardware then glue the two ghost pieces together with fabric glue.
Isn’t she adorable? This is just one example of what you can do with sublimated faux leather!
I hope you give this project a try and if you do, please tag me on social media @michellespartyplanit.
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