Personalized Keychains Letter Ideas that Are Fun to Make

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…

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

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.

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

Materials and Tools Needed to Make a DIY Clay Letter Keychain 

Polymer clay

Rolling pin

Paintbrush or poking tool

Alphabet letter cutters

Circle cookie cutter

Keychain rings

Sandpaper — Optional

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

How to Make a DIY Clay Letter Keychain 

1 — Roll the clay in the palm of your hands to form a ball.

DIY clay letter keychains by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

2 — On a clean working surface, roll the clay to about 1/4 inch thickness with a rolling pin.

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

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.

You can use “H” for house, “W” for work and “C” for car (or try L for locker, G for garage, etc.) 

5 — Finally, with a poking tool or straw, punch out a small circle where you will attach a keychain ring later.

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

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.

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

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 —

DIY clay letter keychain by Sugar & Cloth, an award winning DIY, home decor, and recipes blog.

 

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27 thoughts on “Personalized Keychains Letter Ideas that Are Fun to Make”

  1. Love this idea! Did you use any sort of top coat or glaze to make them shiny? I attempted to make these and they weren’t nice and smooth/shiny?

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    • Thanks, Caitlin! We should’ve elaborated more when we listed the optional sandpaper in the materials and tools section. So we updated the post. Polymer clay has a matte finished when baked. You can smooth it out with some sandpaper. And that will also give it a bit of a shine. If you really want it shiny (which we did not opt for), you can add a glossy varnish or glaze. Hope this helps!

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