Monday, February 24, 2014

DIY Keychains

We have a lot of January and February birthdays in our family, which means that as soon as Christmas is over, we have to start thinking about birthday gifts.  This year, Trevor made personalized keychains for several family members.

We started by choosing pieces from my ridiculously large collection of wood shapes.

We used the Fiskars Craft Drill to put a hole in each, then Trevor painted them with a base coat of acrylic paint.  When that was dry, he added a layer of Extreme Glitter Paint. LOVE that stuff.

When they were good and sparkly, I showed Trevor how to use rub-ons to add each person's initial to his or her keychain.  We put two coats of Mod Podge on top, making sure to let it dry between coats. Finally, we added a ball chain.

Of course, I made a keychain for myself while Trevor was making them for family members.  I'm incapable of not participating when crafting is going on around me, regardless of what else I could or should be doing.    

Cute, personalized keychains that were fun, easy and inexpensive to make.  Can't beat that.


  1. The glitter paint is just perfect. How adorable!!!

  2. Ooohhh love the glitter! Great homemade gift!

  3. What a great idea - glitter paint rocks!! :)