Faux Leather Banner
First Cut

Faux Leather Banner

Faux leather leaves by Blooming Homestead for Silhouette America


I’m so excited to try out all the new Silhouette products including the faux leather paper. The paper is quite thick and after you wash it (either by machine or hand wash) it takes on a leather-like appearance. There are so many possibilities, I cannot wait to try out more ways to use this. One tip, you’ll want to cut out your shape before washing. I didn’t have a deep cut blade yet so I used a new regular blade set at 10 to cut through the paper.

Faux leather leaves by Blooming Homestead



Here are the paper leaves before washing.

Faux leather leaves1 by Blooming Homestead



And here they are after they have been washed and dried. I folded them in half while they were damp to create a realistic feather crease that held as it finished drying.

Faux leather leaves2 by Blooming Homestead



I decided to string these up with jute to create a festive faux leather banner.

Faux leather leaves3 by Blooming Homestead

Faux leather leaves by Blooming Homestead1 for Silhouette America

Marie Chorak

Hello! I am Marie from Blooming Homestead and I have a passion for all things crafty, this includes home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, I enjoy making our house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!) This usually requires me to think outside the box and get creative. I love sharing my tutorials and projects in hopes that I can inspire others. When I am not crafting, I like to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, I love spending time with my husband of 12 years and our two children who keep us on our toes.

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Curio Cutting Mat - 8.5 in. x 6 in.

Silhouette Curio™


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  1. I love that use of the faux leather paper for your feathers! I can’t wait to try it!

    1. It is quite fun to work with!

  2. This is such a neat use for the faux leather paper. It looks great!

    1. Thanks so much, it was a fun project!

  3. I didn’t know there was such a thing as faux leather paper – how cool! I like your feather banner.

    1. This is my first time using it, it is pretty cool!

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