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How to Make a Keychain on a Budget

Make a keychain using old wood scraps, your favorite image and Mod Podge. It’s a great way to personalize a gift – you can use photos too!

How to Make a Keychain

One 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 1

How to Make a Keychain

Gather These Supplies

  • 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 2

Step 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 3

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

Step 4

Step 4: Attach the screw eye hook.

Step 5

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

Project Completed

Add 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?

Are you wondering how to decoupage napkins on canvas? Learn how to do it with this emoji canvas project. Such a fun idea and very easy!
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Sara @ CleverPinkPirate.com

Saturday 26th of May 2012

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

creativejewishmom/sara

Thursday 24th of May 2012

Love it Amy, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, hope all is well. I just posted a nice mod podge project yesterday, check it out! oxoxoxoSarahttp://www.creativejewishmom.com/2012/05/recycled-jar-candle-holders-for-shavous-or-anytime.html

melody

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

like it!

Jessica Bruno

Monday 21st of May 2012

You are right, great idea for fathers day :)

Nauli

Saturday 19th of May 2012

Looks great and easy.

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