DIY Projects & Crafts Leather-Strap Key Fob This is one small object that should last a lifetime: Make one for each family member, then color-code or monogram them individually. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on July 19, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Sources Natural cowhide-leather strap, 5/8" by 50", tandyleatherfactory.com Easy-to-Do rivets and setter, tandyleatherfactory.com Waxed-cotton cord, 1 mm, glamourla.etsy.com What You'll Need Materials Natural-cowhide leather strap Awl or rotary punch Nickel-plated flat key ring, 1 1/4 inches Large-eyed needle Waxed-cotton cord Craft knife Rivets and setter Paint pen, ribbon and leather glue, craft tool, alphabet-and- number set (optional) Rivet closure diagram Waxed twine closure diagram Instructions Waxed-Twine Closure: Following dimensions in diagram, cut a strip of leather. With awl and a mallet, make 4 small holes as indicated on diagram. Slide ring onto strap and bend so holes align. Thread needle with cord and sew closed, stitching through twice and finishing with a square knot. With craft knife, trim ends to make even. Finish sides or ends with paint pen, if desired. Rivet Closure: Following dimensions in diagram, cut a strip of leather. With awl and a mallet, or rotary punch, make 2 holes as indicated on diagram. Slide ring onto strap and bend so holes align. Set rivet.