DIY V-DAY KEY CHAINS

For Valentine’s day this year I made pleather key chain tags for my friends and family. I’ve always had a mini obsession with keychains (I even had some made for my wedding save the dates here! ) because it’s a small but fun way to express something about you or your interests. It can be from a city you visited or a sports team you root for- basically YOUR CHOICE OF KEYCHAIN IS VERY IMPORTANT AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED!!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  1. Faux leather craft sheets ($15.99 on Amazon here!)

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2. Embroidery floss ($6.99 on Amazon)

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3. Key chain rings (pack of 100 for $5.99)

4. Rubber alphabet stamps

5. Index cards

WHAT TO DO

  1. Cut strips of craft faux leather. I made my strips approx. 2 inches in length and .5 inches in width.
  2. Sew the sides of the strips with embroidery floss to create a border. This part is fun because you can mix and match different colors to personalize each design. For instance, I made one of the keychains with Warriors colors for my friend who is a sports journalist and a huge Warriors fan =)
  3. Fold the strip over a keychain ring and sew it closed near the top so that the flaps at the bottom remain open.
  4. Come up with a cute key-themed pun! I chose “You hold the keys to my heart”.
  5. Design your valentine card! I drew simple skeleton keys onto index cards, sewed the keychains onto them and used rubber stamps to spell out my valentine message.

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