Today is our last Father’s Day tutorial for the summer. This last tutorial is less of a kids crafts but it does create a sweet keepsake that is thoughtful and practical. In all honesty, I’m a little sad to be done with all of the Father’s Day fun. Lucky you because you get to keep it going a little longer with this DIY personalized tassel keychain. You can get all of the items that you need for an epic Father’s Day with Dad at Oriental Trading. They have you covered from craft supplies to gift wrap, including the supplies for this tutorial.
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- Silvertone Photo Beads
- Round Beadable Keychains
- Super Strong Split Rings
- Teal Faux Leather Cording
- E6000 Jewelry Glue
- Colorful Post-It Note
- 6×3 Inch Piece of Cardboard
- Black Ink Pad
First, pick a colorful post-it note. You want one that will be pretty as a keychain and that goes well with your teal cording.
Next, press your child’s thumb onto the ink pad.
Press the inked thumb onto the non-sticky part of your post-it.
Now place your charm face-down over the thumbprint. Trace around the charm with your pen.
Next, cut out the traced rectangle.
- Cut on the inside of the traced lines.
- The first cut-out will be too big for the inside of your charm. Continue trimming small amounts off until it fits.
After your cut-out fits inside the charm, label it with your child’s initial.
Next, put a small amount of glue inside the charm and spread it around.
Immediately press the cut-out firmly down inside your charm on top of the glue.
Then add another small amount of glue and firmly press your acrylic cover on top.
Add one of your smaller key rings to the charm and set it aside.
Now wrap your teal cording around the 6 inch length of your cardboard piece 3 times. Cut the end where the cord is attached to the spool.
Next, cut the ends of your wrapped cording and align the ends together.
Put the ends through the key ring and fold the lengths in half over it.
Cut another small piece of cording and tie it around the folded strands.
Next, trim the loose ends from your knot.
Lastly, add one of your stronger key rings to the small one.
There you have it. This DIY personalized tassel keychain is a great gift idea but you might want to make one for your keys, too! The bonus is that kids absolutely love stamping their thumbprints… possibly a little too much. I may or may not have caught them with my ink pad putting their thumbprints on everything! Even with that unfortunate little sidebar, these were a blast to make! If you want to incorporate all of your kids on one keychain you can change things up by adding a small photo of them in place of the thumbprints. Don’t forget to check out some of our other DIY Father’s Day gifts like these awesome kids artwork coasters and fun can koozies!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.