As you can read in one of my last posts, the mini bag will be a big trend in the spring/summer collection of 2017. If you have missed the other trend don’t forget to check it out over here or on my newest Pinterest boards! Therefore a lot of DIY came to mind. It might be a little early but let’s try this trend out already for Christmas. Let’s make a really tiny bag….A DIY LEATHER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT for in the tree or as Christmas card.
Laser cut like Marni
Initially, I had the inspiration from one of my favourite designers Marni to try out some new techniques. In each project, I try to come up with something I have never done before to make sure I keep learning! How are you ladies doing? Still making progress? But let’s get back to topic Christmas x Marni. As you might know, they love to laser cut their leather. Since I am not that rich that I can afford my own laser machine I am lucky enough to have one in my city I can use. Once a week this laser lab is open for anyone, from newbies to advanced laser cutters. So I thought let’s give it a try!
But first, we have to do some designing (more on this topic later!). We will have to make a vector file to let the laser cutter know where to cut and where to engrave for example. If you are not that handy with adobe illustrator you can use my design, I will share it for FREE 🙂 as a little pre-Christmas gift.
Laser cut Design of the Christmas ornament:
1. Choose a bag design of your own choice
2. Think of which parts to cut out and make sure you don’t loose parts once they aren’t attached to anything anymore
3. I will make a 3D ornament of 2 layers to create the Marni effect of two kinds of leather or colour.
4. Upload your design to a public (or your own laser) cutter
5. Ensemble the products to an ornament
This will be my action plan though I only got to step 2. If you like to follow my newest project which I have to finish before Christmas subscribe to the email list and you will be the first to know how it went!
Ps. In the coming time, I will update the looks a little bit. If you see the maintenance page I hope to so you soon again. So stay tuned for the next posts on Florine Leather and Style!