Saturday, September 28, 2013

Guest Post - The Paper Vine. DIY Key Chain Tutorial

DIY Key Chain - The Paper Vine
Hello, The Crafeteria Readers! My name is Michelle, and I write a DIY/Memory Keeping Blog over at The Paper Vine. I'm excited to start the weekend by sharing a fun, quick, and easy project with you all! Today we are going to be creating a DIY Key Chain. The process is very simple and doesn't take much time at all - perfect for a rainy afternoon or last minute gift! Let's get to it, shall we?

  DIY Key Chain - The Paper Vine at The Crafeteria
Here are all the materials you will need: - Thin Chipboard - Mod Podge - Sponge Brush - Key Ring - Two Designs (2" square) - Scissors - 3 hole punch
1. Size, Cut, Decorate Decide the size of your key chain. A typical size is 2"x2", but you can make it any size you'd like. Measure and cut the chipboard and pictures or paper. I was making several, so I used pictures for some, bible verses for some, and decorative paper for the rest! Scrapbook paper as well as wrapping paper are great items to use! The pictures and verses didn't need any extra decoration. However, on the scrapbook paper I added a monogram in the middle.

DIY Key Chain - The Paper Vine at The Crafeteria 
 2. Glue Glue your design to the chipboard. After it dries, paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of your picture. Make sure the coat is even! This top layer acts as a protectant to the design, and helps the key chain to last longer. Let dry for 15 minutes. Use your second design and repeat the process on the back of the chipboard.

DIY Key Chain - The Paper Vine at The Crafeteria
  3. Punch Holes Using a 3 hole punch, punch one hole along the top and in the center. Be careful to make sure your hole is far enough down that it doesn't get cut off by the edge of the chipboard!

DIY Key Chain - The Paper Vine at The Crafeteria
4. Attach & Share
Attach your key ring to your new key chain! Wasn't that easy? You now have an adorable, personalized key chain for you or for someone you love!

DIY Key Chain - The Paper Vine
These Key Chains would make precious gifts for family members or even a perfect addition to care packages and gift baskets! If you're already thinking about Christmas, these would make great stocking stuffers! My favorite use is to add the key chain as a decoration to a gift package! Thanks for reading, and I've enjoy spending my Saturday morning with you! Michelle

9 comments:

  1. I love the idea of giving these as a gift. So cute. Pinning it!

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    1. I know! My mom would love to get one with pictures of my kiddos!

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  2. These are so cute and easy to do. I just need a hole puncher. This would really make great gifts for the grandparents. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. My thought exactly! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. That's so pretty and easy with the right equipment!
    By the way, Tal; I just love the new look of your site!! Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Roshni! Still working on that. My sister will help me tomorrow to transfer the blog to wordpress. Hoping for a smooth transfer...

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  4. Hi Tal. Great choice in having Michelle as a guest poster.
    Michelle, great tutorial. I am really going to have to make some of these for Christmas this year. I love it!
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I know! I love her blog!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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