If your online stats look like mine, the advertising powers that be, might have shown you an advertisement for those trendy keychain bracelets, over and over and over again. The mom in me was interested immediately because not holding my keys = fantastic, especially since I don’t always have pockets. But, the colors and styles didn’t impress me so I decided to make my own. These are SUPER easy to make and I’ve sourced all the perfect supplies for you. Making 6 will run you roughly $42, or $7 each, so make one for yourself and then 5 for your friends for the holidays or for last-minute birthday gifts. Or maybe make a second for yourself and 4 for your friends, LOL. This darling bangle keychain bracelet is sure to free up your hands and make you look stylish in the process!
You’ll Get Compliments
No joke. The day after I made this keychain I was in Starbucks and the barista was super into it. I gave the pink one to Shea O. and the next day her friends were also digging on it. It’s always fun to get a compliment and then be able to say, “thanks! I made it!”
- 1/4″ X-Large Unfinished Wood Bangle Bracelets
- Metallic Lobster Clasp Keyrings
- 1.5″ Colorful Tassels
- Craft Paint
- Clear Acrylic Spray
- Paint Brushes
- Painters Tape
I only wanted to paint part of the wood, so if you feel the same way, tape off the part you want to paint with low-tack tape.
Two thin coats of your favorite craft paint will do the trick. I balanced mine in all sorts of different cups and round things while they were drying.
Remove The Tape
Carefully peel off the tape before the paint gets too dry. If you wait overnight, you might want to slice the edges with a craft knife to release the paint from the tape so it won’t peel.
I sprayed 3 coats of Krylon’s Clear Acrylic Gloss on the bangles. If you don’t do this step, and you don’t paint all the wood, after time the wood will absorb your natural oils and look dirty.
Add A Tassel
There is a little chain in the middle of these cute lobster clasp key rings, perfect for a tassel. Add a tassel or other cute charm to the clasps.
Carefully, open the lobster claps and insert the bangle – do this on the wood part, not the painted part. It’s a tight fit, but you can do it! That’s all there is to it… a little paint and a little tassel and you’ve got yourself a darling bracelet that keeps your keys close by!
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // Unfinished Wood Bangles: Amazon // Metallic Lobster Clasp Keyrings: Amazon // 1.5″ Colorful Tassels: Amazon // Clear Spray Paint: Amazon // Painters Tape: Lowes // Martha Stewart Craft Paint and Brushes: Amazon // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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