Listen. You might not know it, but it’s time to update your key ring. What do you have on there right now anyway? An old mini gym card from the town you lived in 2 years ago? A random key chain from your college dentist? You are a classy, put-together adult, and it’s time you had cuter keys. So, today is that day! These beaded easy DIY keychains are the upgrade you didn’t even know that your keys needed. Every time you grab my keys with this sassy and colorful key chain, you are going to be instantly filled with the wonderful confidence of a person with cute keys. It’s a thing. Just you wait. Here’s how you make them.
- Assorted Metallic Colored Split Rings
- Suede Tassels
- Imitation Leather Jewelry Cord
- Assorted Wood & Plastic Beads
- Craft Paint + Brushes
First, paint your beads. Be sure to have fun with the colors! We recommend choosing something bright that will make your keys stand out so you can find them easier when they are hiding between the couch cushions.
Apply two coats of paint, letting the beads dry completely between coats.
Attach your tassels to your key rings by sliding them through the prongs.
Cut your leather cord to 10-12 inches. Loop the cord through the key ring until the ends of the leather are even. Then, slide the bead through the ends of the cord, up to the top. Repeat with beads until you have filled the cord to the length you desire. Tie off at the end of the beads in a double knot and cut any excess cord.
That’s it! Your keys just got a darling makeover! I love the idea of making these as a gift to someone who has just moved, or just bought a car. It’s such a fun way to make a mundane item that we use every day a little more happy.
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The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty.
Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.