A Pair & a Spare. Alice and Lois. I have been holding onto these beautiful brass swivel hooks to make keychains for ages. I thought I would do something with leather but then became inspired by a bracelet-making kit my daughter has. I love when a craft project from simple supplies that you have in the cabinet turns into something so amazing. I have to be honest here, this is one of my favorite craft projects yet! I think the rope wrapped in embroidery thread so reminds me of friendship bracelets of my past. I look at these rope tassel keychains as my grown-up friendship bracelets – I cannot wait to give them to my friends! Supplies brass trigger snap clips (mine came with little keyring)cotton ropeembroidery threadembroidery needlescissorscraft glue (I love Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue for this project!) Steps Cut rope to 13 inches.Fray the edges of rope by gently pulling apart the ends. You can add as many colors and layers of embroidery thread as you like.
Photos by Sara Albers. Be Crafty. It is always a good day when paint is involved. And it’s a really good day when it’s pink paint. I had left over supplies from our wood bead necklace project from our last workshop. With Valentine’s Day in just a few days I thought I would use the last few beads to make a few gifts for some friends. Using a variety of ombre pink paint colors I painted the beads and then coated them with a clear layer of polycrylic. While the paint dried I grabbed a couple unpainted beads and spray painted them with a gold metallic spray paint. Using leather string I strung the beads together and knotted the bottom. Once the beaded key chains were created, I packaged them up using a variety of black and white papers from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection along with other Valentines papers. I found the cutest cards with keys on them in my project life stash from the Dear Lizzy collection.
Hoping these little gifts bring smiles to some friends faces this Valentine’s Day. Cafe Craftea. I've got quite a thing for tassels lately... A couple weeks ago, I made this phone tassel phone charm for my friend Debbie for Day 3 of her Advent Calendar. When I was younger and cellphones were still relatively novel, I had so much fun picking out phone charms for my parents' phones (to their indifference).
Many smartphones, in particular iPhones now, don't have that little hole/notch for hooking a cellphone charm through anymore. Some genius then came up with this awesome headphone dust plug alternative so adding dingly-dangly charms to your smartphone can still be made possible. Hooray! DIY Tassel Phone Charm(Difficulty: Easy) Supplies (1) Dust plug (mine are clear)(2) Suede lace (3) Head/eye pins (any craft store) (4) Scissors (5) Chain, jump rings (6) E-6000 (7) Bead cap (8) Jewelry pliers (not shown) (9) Optional: beads and charms Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
And that's it! ** Don't wanna DIY? Canary Street Crafts. Today’s project is part of our Monthly DIY Challenge series. If you’re new here, each month we get together with a few other fabulous bloggers to each make a project based on the same item or theme. This month we’re working with air dry clay. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. This was our first time working with air dry clay and we had no idea what to expect.
I was fairly certain that anything I tried to make with clay would look like a preschooler made it, so I decided to keep it simple and make these tags that could be used on a gift, as a keychain, or even as an ornament. One thing I was surprised by when working with the clay was how sticky it was. The second time I rolled it out, I rolled it onto a gallon size ziplock bag, and it was easier to peel the tags off after I cut them. I used a circle cutter from my kid’s play-doh toy stash, but any type of cookie cutter, a cup or even a shot glass would work. So would I work with air dry clay again? Cleverly Inspired. I’ve been shopping car insurance for the past 3 days….that makes me legally insane right? Twins have been expensive in the past….but insurances cost for 2 new drivers has more than doubled our car insurance premiums….. .Ouch….ouch….ouch…So to reduce some stress around here I have hit the sewing machine again:) I wanted to come up with an easy project that would utilize some of my fabric scraps.
These key chains are for sale over at Lullebelle’s and I’ll be listing some in my etsy shop too. You can whip some up this weekend and have some gifts on hand. These sweet key chains are great hostess gifts…or to tie on the top of a birthday present:) Make a bunch! All you will need is…. 2 pieces of 11 x 2 1/4 fabric strips1 narrow piece of fusible interfacing (I used medium weight) cut 11 x 1”Key fob hardwarerubber tipped plierssewing machine How to: Done!!
Have a great weekend friends! Xo Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. Clones & Clowns. Remember that leather belt I found in my local RSPCA shop ? And remember I decided to cut into it when I made my rainbow necklace ? Well its come in useful once again ! Vous vous souvenez ma ceinture en cuir trouvée dans une boutique d’occasion ? Celle que j’avais découpée pour créer mon collier arc-en-ciel ?! Encore une fois, elle se rend utile ! Oversized tassels are a massive bag accessory lately and would you believe they’re the ea-si-est thing to DIY in the world ? Les glands surdimensionés (ahem… comment dire…) sont un accessoire à sac très populaire dernièrement et, encore une fois, les faire soi-même c’est plus que facile. To make your own oversized leather tassles, YOU WILL NEED : Pour créer tes propres glands surdimensionnés, IL TE FAUDRA : – A long strip of leather – I urge you to take a look at belts in your local charity shop, so much cheaper !
/ Un long morceau de cuir – Allez voir les ceintures dans un magasin d’occaz près de chez vous, c’est beaucoup moins cher ! Xx Like this: Craftiness is not optional. *This tutorial was originally posted over on Living with Punks! She’s doing a Scrap Your Stash series right now and there have been some awesome tutorials using scraps, with many more to come! I think I may be in love with these adorable little key chains. So much in love that I made a bunch with no plans for them. After all, I don’t need 7 key chains…but I have friends and family who do! Anyways, thanks so much to Susan for asking me to participate in her Scrap Your Stash series, I love using up scraps in fun ways, so it was so fun for me to think up a new project! These little key chains are perfect for showcasing your favorite scrap of fabric, or embellishing with button flowers, felt monograms, or whatever you can dream up!
Tutorial below! Here’s the how to! You’ll need:*fabric scraps*medium weight iron on interfacing*small piece of Pellon Peltex one sided iron-on interfacing. (that white piece is the Peltex) Then cut it out, along with the back of your key chain. Hope you enjoyed them! Crazy Little Projects. Who likes quick and easy projects? I bought one of these a while back from an internet site and just loved it and knew that they would be easy to make and now I’ve done it. They’re easy. Believe me, they’re really easy. Very fast, very easy, inexpensive and could make a really cute gift. Here they are, they’re wristlet key fobs: How cute are those? Here’s what you need: Key fob hardware (I got mine here) Cotton webbing (in the same width as your key fob hardware) Ribbon My hardware was 1.25″ wide, so I got webbing to match the size.
Here’s my hardware: Cut your cotton webbing to be about 10 inches long. Now simply stitch on either side of the ribbon the full length of it onto the webbing: Now, fold your webbing in half matching up the two raw edges. And squeeze it shut with pliers. And really, that’s it. Darice. Am I the only one that thinks finding little gifts for guys is incredibly difficult?
Sure, they love big technology gifts or the latest power tool but what are you suppose to do if you don’t want (or can’t!) Drop hundreds of dollars? This sentimental but minimal True North DIY compass keychain is the perfect answer. Made with rustic looking metals, this keychain is perfect for any man or woman who may not want to wear tons of sparkles and glitter in their pocket. A simple, to-the-point message (plus a working compass) for the one you love! Step 1. Cut out the “You Are My True North” Free Printable and adhere with double sided tape runner to the back of the frame charm. Step 2. Step 3. Who knew it was so easy to make an beautiful DIY compass keychain that your loved one is sure to appreciate! If you liked this DIY compass keychain, here are a few other projects from Live Craft Love that you are sure to love; beginner wood burning keychains, DIY keychain wristlet.
About Vanessa. DIYs. Try your hand at these modern keychains made of polymer clay. They make a great gift for a group of friends and are super easy to create! With a simple monogram addition, you can personalize them for that special someone. For this DIY, you will need: Polymer or Sculpting clayA letter embossing set used with clayCraft Knife or small cookie cuttersWax PaperJump RingsKey chain rings I like to use the brand Sculptey for the polymer clay. I find that it’s easier to mold and bakes well. Take a small chuck of the clay and flatten it out to your desired thickness. Use the craft knife to cut a geometric shape. Use the clay embossing tool to add your monogram. Place the clay on a baking sheet. Bake according to your polymer clay’s manufacturer instructions. Attach the jump ring inside the hole and then slide the key ring on after that. Share with love. Enthralling gumption.
The title maybe misleading but I didn’t know what to name this creation of mine. This is one of those DIYs wherein the idea just popped into my mind in the most random moment of my life ( why can’t my brain answer me quick when I brainstorm for ideas rather than while I am sleeping or where unexpected ). Anyways, this DIY embroidered keychain needed some experimentation prior to presenting its tutorial to you all and this is what you can take away from my experience. Materials: + Air-dry clay / polymer clay + Cutter + Embroidery thread + Jump ring + Keychain + Bails + Dowel Steps: 1.From the chunk of your clay, roll out a piece such that it is half an inch thick 2.Cut out a triangle about 1 1/2 inch all sides. 3. 4. 5. 6. I made two for now because I was short of supply sadly. Let me know if you liked this DIY embroidered keychain in the comments section below. Fashionrolla. Wooden Bead Keychains [Easy level tutorial] 3 weeks until Christmas. If you are a good planner then you already have all the presents for your loved ones.
But what about all the other great people who make your life easier every day. Your colleagues, your babysitter or your neighbour, who waters your plants every time you are on vacation. You will need: wooden beadsdifferent key rings or lobster claspdifferent types of leathermatching thread and sewing needlepunch pliers, cutter, metal ruler and cutting mat Step 1: You can keep the ball as it is or spray paint the surface with the color of your choice. Step 2: Cut thin leather strap, thin enough to get through the opening in the wooden bead. Step 3: Put the straps through the beads. Step 4: Wrap the ends around the ring or lobster clasp and stitch them together with the thread.
Photo and idea by Xenia Kuhn. For the Makers. Francois Et Moi. It’s always so exciting when “Spring Ahead” Daylight Savings rolls around. Not only is Spring so imminently close you can feel it, but our days become noticeably longer. That means more daylight for blogging and less of a race against the clock to get everything done before the sun sets. (Can I get an amen?!) Along with this bout of spring fever comes an urge to hit the reset button: spring cleaning, switching over to summer clothes, and updating a few everyday use things that get beat up over the winter. So I started small this weekend and gave my keyring a fresh facelift with these spring-y faux leather keychains.
Materials: Gold keychain clasp ($2 each at Menards!) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Like this: Like Loading... Happy Hour Projects. Homey Oh My. Have I told you before that I collected keychains as a child? Only the cool kids did it, and I know this because I was the only person I knew who was doing it. Oh does that mean it’s not a popular thing? That’s not what my mom told me… So yea, I have a soft spot for keychains, and a good thing about this DIY is that you can pump out a million in 5 minutes (rough estimate) and hand them out as little gifts for everyone you know (Christmas is tomorrow). Materials:-clay in black, white, and granite -rolling pin –parchment paper –clay cutters –clay embossing kit (the circle and rectangle cutters came with this) -toothpick -assorted jump rings -keyrings -two pliers Working on top of a cutting board covered with parchment paper, roll a piece of clay into a ball, then use a rolling pin to flatten it out.
Cut out the shape from the clay and remove all excess before removing the cutter. Load the letters into the stamper from the clay embossing kit, then stamp it into the clay. Feels so good. Inspiration Realisation. When we got our new home, I made a "his" and "hers" keychain. ...And later, because of several guests coming and going, I made a couple of spares. Because it's a summer house, I made something colorful and easy to find in beach-bags.
Here they are all "hanging-out" on the dog's tail hooks: HERS keychain 12" of nylon cord, a split ring and a superball... * drill a hole in the superball (need to be a wide hole, because the nylon cord needs to pass twice inside the ball) detailed tutorial on the superballs necklace; * tie a knot on the bottom of the superball, and use a match to burn the ends * tie another knot at the top, insert a split ring DONE! HIS keychain It's a monkey's fist knot, and you can choose to make it with one colors or using two different colors nylon cords: you pick! Mine is one color, used about 3 feet of nylon cord, and put a marble in the center. the spares: two-ways minimal keychain Inspired by the "ghost keyring" featured few days ago, I made two different versions. xox, d. Instructables. Instructables. Lia Griffith. Michael ann made. Michael ann made. Oh Oh. Passion Shake. Shelterness. Shelterness. Shrimp Salad Circus. Simply Designing.
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