Does it get any cuter than this DIY Clay Letter Keychain? So easy and inexpensive! All you need is a few supplies, and this how to…
Who knew being an adult came with so many keys?
Between your house, car, and work keys, it’s hard to keep track of it all! Especially when you’re rushing out the door..
I, Anusha wanted to create a modern DIY Clay Letter Keychain to make my keys easily identifiable.
First of all, who doesn’t love keychains?!
Secondly, these babies are so simple to make.
And there’s a bonus: they look a little like macarons!
You can make a tag for each set of keys or simply create a monogram keychain for yourself or someone as a personalized housewarming gift.
Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Clay Letter Keychain
Paintbrush or poking tool
Alphabet letter cutters
Sandpaper — Optional
How to Make a DIY Clay Letter Keychain
1 — Roll the clay in the palm of your hands to form a ball.
2 — On a clean working surface, roll the clay to about 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin.
3 — Using a circle cookie cutter or small lid, punch out circles from the clay.
Start with one clay color first and then with a complimentary color for the second piece.
4 — Use alphabet cookie cutters to punch out letters in the clay.
5 — Finally, with a poking tool or straw, punch out a small circle where you will attach a keychain ring later.
6 — Bake the clay according to package instructions. (We baked ours at 200º F for 10 minutes each).
7 — Once it’s cooled, insert two pieces of colored clay on a keychain ring!
Optional: Sand down the keychain for a smooth finish.
How Can You Make Polymer Clay Shiny?
When baked, polymer clay does not have a shiny finish.
It has a matte look, which we personally preferred for our keychains.
However, if you would like a shiny finish, you can sand, buff, polish, glaze and/or apply a glossy varnish to your finished product.
More Easy Things to Make with Clay
Excuse us while we go add one of these DIY Clay Leather Keychain to every item we own!
So easy and fun, right?!
And if you reeeeally want to go a little keychain crazy, check out this DIY too!
There are so many other versatile things to create with polymer clay. Check out some easy DIY projects below —
- Clay Sculptures for Home Decor
- Marbled DIY Incense Holder
- Mountain DIY Photo Holders
- Beaded DIY Blanket Holder