Glittery Leather Cuff w/ Transfer (A Tutorial and Download)

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

 

I made this easy glittery leather cuff using Citra Solv and some glitter spray paint.  I’ve done a few other leather cuff tutorials and this one is my favorite so far!

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

 

One of my favorite sayings is: there’s only one of me in all time…..so I created a repeat graphic and printed it out using my laser printer. I buy my blank leather cuffs from Dharma Trading.

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

 

You can download my template below….and it’s already reversed for transferring!

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

I used Citra Solv to do the transfer (click here to check out my other Citra Solv tutorials for the full process):

This is really important: the image must be printed on a copy machine or laser printer because the transfer only works with dry toner (i.e. not inkjet ink). I’ve found that certain copy machines and laser printers work better than others. I have a Brother HL-5370DW laser printer and the Brother toner cartridges I use work perfectly. Make sure to test out a couple copy machines and laser printers before you make a ton of copies and do your final transfer. Home laser printers and older copy machines seem to work better than brand new ones.

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

The leather cuff with the transferred image…as the Citra Solv is evaporating:

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

I think the leather cuff looked super cool at this point and I could have stopped here but my glitter spray paint was calling out to me:

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

I like the look of this one….it would work for any unisex design:

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

Ohhh….to the good glittery part…my Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint! I lightly sprayed a coating of glitter on the leather cuff:

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

 

Once the paint was dry, I wiped away any excess glitter. An easy accessory for you or for a gift! So easy and inexpensive to make they could be great party favors or stocking stuffers!

 

Glittery Leather Cuff with Transfer DIY Tutorial and Download via lilblueboo.com

 

I’ve rounded up 7 of my favorite recent projects too! Click the image to view the gallery and view the tutorial links:

Leather Accessory DIY Tutorials via lilblueboo.com

 

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  1. 1

    Your tutorials are so innovative and fun! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. 2

    I love what you do with Citra Solv… Wish I knew what I could use as an equivalent here in Germany… Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    Greetings from Hamburg!

  3. 3

    PS: I saw online that Citra Solv also comes in Bergamot Lavender. Does that work too?! Have you tried it out?

  4. 5

    I love this! What a great gift idea. I know the perfect person to make this for!

  5. 6

    Does the glitter come off at all, or do you use a sealant type thing?

  6. 8

    This is fabulous! I rarely recreate things exactly but, other than a paint color adjustment to be suitable for the persons in mind, this could be a first. Hit the nail on the head with this one. Hate that my printer isn’t dry toner. Will be visiting kinkos.

  7. 9

    I want to make one of these. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  8. 10

    I just love this, thanks for posting! Do you know if you can dye the leather before transfering words with the Citra Solv? Or after? I am wondering if the words would smear if you did it afterwards?

  9. 11
    Jill Burrows says:

    LOVE!!!! do you have any suggestions for an alternative to citrasolv? it’s not available locally for me and i don’t have time to order it! thanks!! and thanks for sharing your amazing idea!! :)

  10. 12

    I made some, thanks for the awesome tutorial!! http://pinaforesandpinwheels.blogspot.com/2011/12/cuff-cuteness.html

  11. 13

    Does anyone know if i could use something else besides Citra Solv?? It just seems a bit pointless to go buy some if i only use it once. :) SOOOOO COOL though!

  12. 14

    Your inspiration is contagious! Thank you for this amazing post!
    We love your creativity!

    http://www.ananasa.com- Home For Handmade

  13. 15
    Heather W says:

    I am hoping to get a pretty quick reply but since this post is so old, I’m keeping my fingers crossed..Do you mind me asking what size font you used? I wanted a different quote but not sure as to what size to make it..

  14. 16

    Ciao Apprezzo il tuo intervento, come tutti, giudico apprezzabile il tuo sito e penso che ti inserirò nei preferiti, Thanx

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