4/17/11

tutorial: monogram key chain

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On to the tutorial...

Have you ever created a craft just so you could use something new that you got?
Well, I got some new Jenni Bowlin paper and I knew I wanted to use it on something cute. So I came up with these cute monogram key chains.


They are really simple and cheap to make.

Here is what you will need:


wood block things
cut out letters (I used my Cricut)
Mod Podge
small & medium key chain rings
Drill and 3/32 drill bit (not pictured)

Start by painting a thin layer of Mod Podge on one side of the block and sticking the letter on.


Paint on a few thin layers of Mod Podge over the letter, letting each coat dry in between. I chose to paint only the front side of the wood block with the letter on it.


After letting it completely dry, drill a hole near the top of the block. I used a 3/32 drill bit after experimenting with some smaller ones. Loop the ring through the hole - it is a bit tricky to fit the ring through, and pliers help with this part. After you get the ring through, that's it - you're done!


That's it - a quick, easy and totally cute project!


Great to give away. Great to make a couple for yourself.

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43 comments:

  1. Oh this is totally cute! I've been trying to find a cool craft to do with other moms, and I think this one might be it!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  2. So cute and easy too! Love these for gifts!

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    Congrats!
    xoxo
    Ginger
    SSB

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  4. so cute! I have some of those wooden pieces!

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  5. This is such a cute idea!!!
    Come and link up your idea at our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  6. These are so cute and would make such great little gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Love how cute & easy these are! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

    I'd love if you stopped by & entered my new CRI-Kits Gel Pens Giveaway - the odds are great: http://sewcando.blogspot.com/2011/04/review-giveaway-cri-kits-gel-pens.html

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  8. These are so cute and would make a great quick gift!

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  9. Wow so cute! You could sell these!!

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  10. Thanks to all of you for the sweet comments!!

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  11. beautiful blog and a really cute craft! I love mod podge.

    new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  12. truly cute keychains, love the idea, so creative!

    Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

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  13. That looks super easy and really fun! Love how yours turned out.
    ~Kimberlee, www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

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  14. Very cool! They look like they took longer/more work to make - which is always a great craft:)
    Lindsay
    craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  16. FANTASTIC idea! Super easy, super cheap and totally CUTE! I could even see adding some bling to them =) I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party this wekeend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

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  17. I love this! They are so pretty! Can't wait to try!! :)

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  18. Those are really sweet - they'd make cute teacher appreciation gifts.

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  19. this is so cute and easy! these would make such cute gifts! I have a friend looking for thrifty wedding favors/place cards. These would be really cute for that! Make one for each guest. I love it!

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  20. I love it! My keychain recently broke.. I wish I had the materials to make one of these! Super cute!

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  21. This is so cute, I want to make them for everyone I know :) Thanks for sharing.

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  22. This is an awesome idea! What font did you use when cutting the letters out on your cricut?

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  23. Thanks so much everyone for the sweet comments! Tina- I used the Cindy Loo cartridge for these. It is by far my favorite font!

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  24. These are just the cutest things!

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  25. I've seen these on a few blogs this week - people are sharing this post for a good reason : ) SUPER cute!
    craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  26. These are really cute! I love this idea - thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great idea for a simple gift, Allison!

    Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice. Stop by again this week!

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  28. Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up with {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  29. love your keychains! great mothers day/ teacher appreciation gift idea. thanks for linking up. we are featuring you!1
    Amy
    www.sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.com

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  30. I featured this on my blog today

    http://kimboscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/shout-outs.html

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  31. All key chains are looking awesome and we can easily promote our business with these key rings.

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  32. Nice keyrings with cool design. thanks for sharing these keychains with us.

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  33. I have scads of formica samples that I use for similar things. They are about the same size as your wood pieces.I may drag them out and get back to work on a few of my own. They make nice gifts.My imagination runs wild when I work with them.I use all sorts of materials when decorating them.

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  34. So cute, and what an adorable blog! Glad I came across you :) Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. I would appreciate it if you followed me back at http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com!

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  35. I am hosting a craft night link party and I would love it if you would link up!

    http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/craft-night-just-do-it-january.html

    Thanks!

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  36. This is so cute! I am going to do this with my Girl Scout Troop! :)

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    1. this is a great project to do with girl scouts - have fun!

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  37. Love the little project...by the way where can you buy the wooden rectangles?

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