I am a converse girl, have been since school and just because I am the wrong side of forty doesn’t mean that I am going to stop wearing them!
I have been doing projects with my Cricut Explore and have been thinking about what I could do with leather when I had a POW moment and decided to make some leather lace-on shoe mustaches for me and the minimads.
Cutting leather on the Cricut Explore
I uploaded an image of a moustache and inserted two circles, which I resized to 0.2 inches and then placed them when I wanted the holes for the laces to be and welded them to that place, but clicking on all the images.
The Cricut Explore is proving to be a ninja cutting machine and has managed with everything I have thrown at it so far and this was no exception. I set selected the cutting material in the menu and changed the dial to custom.
I used a deep cutting blade and the leather cut really easily as you can see from the video.
Leather lace-on shoe mustaches
I am really pleased as to how these turned out and would be as simple to make with just a stencil and scissors.
- Leather (I got a scrap pack from Ebay)
- Crop a dile (I have this kit – Crop-A-Dile Punch Kit)
I used the Cricut Explore to cut the leather and the holes and then added an eyelet to them with the crop a dile to finish them off.
I am really pleased with them and even more so is Mini.
Oohh I love these! Wonder if I can do something similar with my sizzix!
I am very tempted to do this on the Punk Rocker’s Converse without telling him. See how long it takes him to notice. Tee her
@ExpatMum If you do, I would love to know how long it is before he notices. Now all the boys friends want them!
Cute! I really want some Converse!
You are very inventive. I have a silhouette cameo in the cupboard and never use it! x
These are beyond cool! x
Oh now this is SO cool Jen!
You’ve done it again Jen….this is SO cool. I love it
Just brilliant Jen, I just know my eldest would love some of these for her canvas boots. Sharing now 🙂 love the Cricut Explore!
I love these! I’m pinning it and going to have a go myself. They’re genius.
Hahrrr thats so cool !
What a totally cute idea. I wonder what else you could do this with
This is such a clever idea and really simple to make.
Oh these are just the coolest!! I have seen the cricut and what it can do on so many blogs, I severely covet one!!
im not a fan of the whole moustache thing (though i do love actual facial hair) but this is such a clever idea!
These look brilliant – the kids would love these on their shoes
Oh these will come into their own for MO-vember. Presumably you have already thought of that? They’ll be fabulous – well they ARE already.
You are so incredibly CREATIVE.
You are so creative. I love them and I know my eldest would too x
ha ha these are brilliant – my son has a moustache shirt so these would match perfectly!
How cool are these x x x
Cute and I love it.
I would actually wear them myself 🙂
What a cute idea – love this!
Thanks for sharing at this week’s #Pintorials 🙂
I just LOVE this. Super, Brilliant, Great. Watch this space when I get a spare moment!
I love these little moustache – they would be especially good for Movember!
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