20+ Crafty Keychains To Make: {Free Tutorials}

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Here’s a big bunch of ideas for making keychains featuring a nice mix of materials and techniques (fabric, leather, beads, twine, etc.). These make great little homemade gifts, should be something for everyone in this lot!

bayoubags.com

bayoubags.com

Wristlet Fob: Easy! Attach fabric or ribbon to several pieces of webbing in one step, then attach the hardware as your second step.

DIY Hermes Key Ring: Made with repurposed leather, a key ring and a hot glue gun. No sewing involved!

desireehaigh.blogspot.com

desireehaigh.blogspot.com

imaginefabric.com

imaginefabric.com

Fabric Applique Chain: Cut out a pretty shape from printed fabric, apply interfacing, attach a fabric loop and finish edges with a zigzag stitch.

Wooden Pendant: Transfer an image to a wooden craft piece, drill a whole and attach keyring.

lilblueboo.blogspot.com

lilblueboo.blogspot.com

cutoutandkeep.net

cutoutandkeep.net

Cute Strawberry: Sewn by machine or hand, stuffed with fiberfill.

Spirals Pattern: Made with a plastic focal bead, pony beads, seed beads and bonded twine.

knotgypsydesigns.com

knotgypsydesigns.com

dixiemango.com

dixiemango.com

Ruffled Fob: Made with two pieces of fabric, interfacing and a D-ring.

Geometic Stitched Leather: Sew a simple geometric shape on scraps of leather to make this.

myevaforeva.blogspot.com

myevaforeva.blogspot.com

fromanigloo.blogspot.com

fromanigloo.blogspot.com

Stamped: Made with a metal stamping set, a brass disc, key ring and jump ring.

Beaded: Made with two lanyard laces, a key ring and pony beads.

tlc.howstuffworks.com

tlc.howstuffworks.com

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

Good Luck Rabbit: Cute little fabric softie to hold your keys.

Felt Mini-Cats: Tiny 2″ critters that I knew had to make it on this list for my fellow cat lovers, pattern pieces available to download (gif file).

nuno-runo.blogspot.com

nuno-runo.blogspot.com

vlijtig.blogspot.com

vlijtig.blogspot.com

Child’s Art: Transfer a piece of your child’s artwork to fabric, sew, stuff and attach a ribbon loop for keys.

Super Easy Keychains: Made with strips of fabric and ribbon, embellish with embroidery if you like.

creativelittledaisy.typepad.com

creativelittledaisy.typepad.com

fabricfun-everythingquilts.blogspot.com

fabricfun-everythingquilts.blogspot.com

Card Holder Tutorial: Neat little project that keeps both your keys and cards handy.

Pop Can: Made by cutting the logos out of soda cans and covering with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

paper-and-string.blogspot.com

paper-and-string.blogspot.com

Little Bird Pattern: Sweet little felt bird that can be made into a keychain, zipper pull or whatever else you like. Free pattern download.

Jenga: Gift-worthy project made with a wooden block from a Jenga game, covered with decorative paper and mod podge.

sarahortega.com

sarahortega.com

gluearts.blogspot.com

gluearts.blogspot.com

Ribbon: Super easy project using pretty ribbon, key chain rings, a button and floss.

Crafty Fabric Scraps: Great stashbuster that you can embellish any number of ways (with buttons, felt monograms, etc.).

craftinessisnotoptional.com

craftinessisnotoptional.com

littleloveliesbyallison.com

littleloveliesbyallison.com

Monogrammed: Made with wood blocks, cut out letters, Mod Podge & key chain rings (you’ll need a drill to make the hole).

Personalized: Names are stitched on a piece of Aida cloth then sewn onto fabric (stiffened with interfacing).

pinoyinoz.blogspot.com

pinoyinoz.blogspot.com

craftpassion.com

craftpassion.com

Owl: Neat project, the keys are kept tucked in the owl’s belly by pulling up the leaves (or down to use the keys).

Mini Purse: (Knit) How cute are these little guys! There are 4 different designs to choose from, each measuring 2″ x 2″ when finished.

creativehomeartsclub.com

creativehomeartsclub.com

hearthandmade.co.uk

hearthandmade.co.uk

Yarn Tassel Bag Charms: The sample was made with a purchased kit but you can use whatever supplies you have on hand.

Little Flower: (crochet) Great little yarn stash buster!

lovestitches.blogspot.ca

lovestitches.blogspot.ca

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Published: February 19, 2011
Updated: October 23, 2012

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2 Comments to “20+ Crafty Keychains To Make: {Free Tutorials}”
  1. Joan says:

    The best item I ever had is a stretchable bracelet. It goes right on my wrist when I get out of the car and not in my purse.

  2. Katie says:

    What a great array of DIY ideas! I could spend all day on this site. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get crafting!


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