Can you believe it? I made something!
It feels like a long time since I did something crafty, and this weekend I made the decision to change that. This mint green vinyl had been sitting in my craft pile for months now, and I had intended on making these keychains when I originally bought it but for some reason I did what I do best – I procrastinated! Saturday morning I was reorganizing and pulled this out to make what I believe is the easiest craft ever. Ok, slight exaggeration, but it was pretty dang easy!
I have a lot of this vinyl (I think 2 meters), but obviously this project didn’t need anywhere close to that, so the good news is that if you have scraps, this is a great project! It would also be awesome with leather, obviously, but I didn’t want a black or brown tassel keychain and those were the only colours of leather at the store when I went. Anywho, here are the steps I took to make this in all of about 10 minutes!
Cut a strip of vinyl about 6 inches wide and folded it in half, holding it with some bulldog clips. Cut strips as thinly as possible. If you want to make more than one keychain, do this on about 12 inches of fabric – you only need 6 inches for one keychain (or less if you’d like a smaller one). Lay the fabric flat, coloured side down and start rolling it as tightly as possible.
Once you finish rolling, add a line of superglue to the edge and clip down with a bulldog clip. The glue dries in seconds, so you could just clamp it with your own fingers as long as there’s no glue seeping out! Make sure the seam is in the middle and ‘fold’ your keychain so that the seam stays on the inside.
Put a keychain ring through it and fold down again, making sure the tassel is even. Cut a thin strip (also about 6 inches long, thin like the ones in the tassel) and add a dab of superglue to one end. Attach to the tassel where you stopped cutting and wrap it around about 3 times. Add another dab of superglue and hold down.
I made another one, which is actually a bit smaller and with thinner strips – naturally I like it more than the first one I made! I purposely picked gold keychain rings, which I purchased at Michael’s. It was about $6 for a box of 28! I’m going to be making keychains for days!
My family and friends can officially expect to get tassel keychains for birthdays and other occasions from here on out, because these bad boys will be mega cute attached to a gift instead of using a bow, am I right? Tassel keychains for everyone!!!
Have you tried making one of these before? I now want to go out and buy vinyl in every possible colour and make a million of these! Well, I still have 26 keychain rings, so I can at least make that many!
Hope you’re having a lovely Spring Monday!