Make a keychain on a budget

DIY personalized keychainOne of my favorite things to do with Mod Podge is make gift items. Man Podger Walter has come up with a great way to use old wood scraps and make a fancy gift for a friend. One idea that came to mind when Walter showed me this project was a keychain with my blog logo. Wouldn’t that be fun? Here’s how Walter did it!

Here’s how you can make a key chain with any images that you fancy. I used an image of a fish, because I just love fishing. Why not use images with typography? I am thinking monograms? Names? Images from favorite places? You have so many options!

Step 1Step 1: Supplies that you will need:

  • Assortment of smaller wood pieces, like kid’s building blocks or small scraps of wood. I never throw any scrap pieces away!
  • Screw Eyes
  • Key chain findings
  • Papers  you like
  • Mod Podge (I used Hard Coat)

Step 2Step 2: Prime the piece of wood with FolkArt, let dry. Lay out the images in the order to how you will decoupage. I used Hard Coat to decoupage and seal the final result. Remember, this is a keychain that will be heavily used, hence a strong sealer is ideal for durability. Let dry.

Step 3Step 3: Use an awl to mark center of the top part of the keychain for the screw eye.

Step 4Step 4: Attach the screw eye hook.

Step 5Step 5: Attach the keychain link to the screw eye using pliers.

Project CompletedAdd your keys to this keychain and project completed! I am very pleased with this simple and yet durable item. Are you ready to make a keychain?


  1. leslie says

    love the fish!!!! that is my blog logo too!!!! where is your blog? mine is

  2. Sara @ says

    Very cool! It looks easy enough and even kids can make them!