This DIY personalized keychain is very easy to make and the ideal gift for any celebration. Here’s our step-by-step guide!
Hello, everyone! Lisa here and I am thrilled to share my latest craft: a DIY Personalized Keychain that uses polymer clay.
With my husband’s birthday coming up, I wanted to give him something with meaning. This Personalized Keychain is budget-friendly and because it’s a DIY, you can custom-make it exactly to your gift-receiver’s liking!
How to Make YOUR OWN DIY PERSONALIZED KEYCHAIN
This DIY is my first venture into polymer clay and you know what? I am totally in love! I am eager to use polymer clay again and this personalized keychain is a really easy project to start off with.
What you need:
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Craft/DIY Tools Needed:
- Polymer clay (colors of your choice) – we used two different colors for one letter
- Jump rings (you’ll need 3 per letter)
- Small letter cookie cutters
1. BREAK UP THE CLAY.
Take 1 ounce of each color of your clay (you will want to use two for one letter) and divide them into small chunks.
2. press the colors together.
Press the clay colors together and begin kneading to create a “marbled” look.
3. roll out the clay and press the letter.
Using a rolling pin, roll out the marbled clay until it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out the letter of your choice.
4. Create a hole on top.
Using a toothpick, shape out a hole towards the top of the letter. This is where you will attach the ring for the keychain.
5. bake until set.
Place clay letters on a lined baking pan and bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Allow the clay to cool before moving forward with the next steps.
6. assemble jump rings.
Using the precision pliers, open a jump ring and insert it through the hole of the clay letter. Add two more jump rings to create a chain.
7. add the keyring!
Loop the letter pendant through the keyring and voila! It really is that easy!
For this particular keychain, I put three polymer clay letters (my initials, my son’s and that of my husband’s – we’ll be giving them to my better half for his birthday!).
You can make keychains out of beads, string, and even paper. We have a tutorial for making paper jewelry that you can turn into a keychain really easily.
This all depends on your preference. Most people like smaller keychains, around an inch from top to bottom.
Yes, we baked this in the oven at 375 degrees.
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