The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

DIY Speckled Clay Keychains

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of oversized bags. I love how cute a compact shoulder bag or clutch looks, but when it comes down to it I want to be able to cart my whole world around with me/prepared for anyyyy occasion. This makes finding my keys somewhat of a challenge. Rooting around in my bottomless pit of a bag is often followed by emptying the entirety of the contents on the floor just to find my keys to open the door. My solution? — a size-able keyring. They’re easy to spot and easy to get your hands on, but of course it has to look pretty too, so I, Teri, made these cute DIY speckled clay keychains.

My age old love affair with polymer clay comes back into play here, but what can I say?! I love it!…

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston bloggerThe cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Polymer clay

Rolling pin

Greaseproof paper

Round cutter

Masking or washi tape

White spray paint

Colored acrylic paint of your choice

Paint brush

Black ink

Pencil

Clear clay glaze (optional for a super durable finish)

Key chain or plain ring

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Follow the clay packet instructions for preheating the oven and start by rolling some of the polymer clay into a ball. On a sheet of greaseproof paper roll this out with the rolling pin until it’s roughly 

Use the cutter to make the circular shape and remove any excess

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston bloggerThe cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Make a hole near the top using a pencil, pushing it right through. Transfer the greaseproof paper onto a baking tray. This way you don’t have to lift the clay itself up and risk misshaping it.

Bake for the recommended time and then leave to cool fully afterwards.

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Make a geometric shape in the corner of the clay, blanking out anything you don’t want colored by covering it with tape. Now apply a few thin layers of white spray paint, allowing it to dry in between.

Once totally dry, use a paintbrush and ink to splatter black all over the white. Leave this to dry completely.

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Remove the tape to reveal the speckled white shape and then repeat with more tape to create a triangular shape overlapping the white speckled area. Use this as a guide to paint on the color you want in acrylic paint. Do a few lights coats and leave to dry fully. When it’s dry glaze the area to seal and give a luxurious shine. 

When it’s all dry remove the tape and attach the chain / ring and your keyring is ready for action! 

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Combine it with your keys and hopefully it’ll be a lot easier to retrieve from the dark recesses of your bag, ha! You can even glaze the whole keyring to make it extra durable. Why not make a whole batch and give some away as gifts? Get busy adding some pizzazz to numerous sets of your keys! 

teri - the lovely drawer - sugar and cloth

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

DIY Speckled Clay Keychains

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of oversized bags. I love how cute a compact shoulder bag or clutch looks, but when it comes down to it I want to be able to cart my whole world around with me/prepared for anyyyy occasion. This makes finding my keys somewhat of a challenge. Rooting around in my bottomless pit of a bag is often followed by emptying the entirety of the contents on the floor just to find my keys to open the door. My solution? — a size-able keyring. They’re easy to spot and easy to get your hands on, but of course it has to look pretty too, so I, Teri, made these cute DIY speckled clay keychains.

My age old love affair with polymer clay comes back into play here, but what can I say?! I love it!…

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston bloggerThe cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Polymer clay

Rolling pin

Greaseproof paper

Round cutter

Masking or washi tape

White spray paint

Colored acrylic paint of your choice

Paint brush

Black ink

Pencil

Clear clay glaze (optional for a super durable finish)

Key chain or plain ring

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Follow the clay packet instructions for preheating the oven and start by rolling some of the polymer clay into a ball. On a sheet of greaseproof paper roll this out with the rolling pin until it’s roughly 

Use the cutter to make the circular shape and remove any excess

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston bloggerThe cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Make a hole near the top using a pencil, pushing it right through. Transfer the greaseproof paper onto a baking tray. This way you don’t have to lift the clay itself up and risk misshaping it.

Bake for the recommended time and then leave to cool fully afterwards.

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Make a geometric shape in the corner of the clay, blanking out anything you don’t want colored by covering it with tape. Now apply a few thin layers of white spray paint, allowing it to dry in between.

Once totally dry, use a paintbrush and ink to splatter black all over the white. Leave this to dry completely.

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Remove the tape to reveal the speckled white shape and then repeat with more tape to create a triangular shape overlapping the white speckled area. Use this as a guide to paint on the color you want in acrylic paint. Do a few lights coats and leave to dry fully. When it’s dry glaze the area to seal and give a luxurious shine. 

When it’s all dry remove the tape and attach the chain / ring and your keyring is ready for action! 

The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger The cutest DIY speckled keychains to give your keys a colorful makeover! - sugar and cloth - houston blogger

Combine it with your keys and hopefully it’ll be a lot easier to retrieve from the dark recesses of your bag, ha! You can even glaze the whole keyring to make it extra durable. Why not make a whole batch and give some away as gifts? Get busy adding some pizzazz to numerous sets of your keys! 

teri - the lovely drawer - sugar and cloth

Comments

    • Ashley said:

      glad you love it, lea!

  • sina

    04.18.16

    I LOVE this! I am so going to do it this weekend!

    may I ask where the box in the first image is from?

    • Ashley said:

      it’s from West Elm!

    • Ashley said:

      glad you love them Paige!

  • Ilyanti

    04.24.16

    can i use nail polish instead of acrylic paint?

  • June

    04.29.16

    Hi there! ThEse key chains are wOnderful and i was wondEring if you’d be okay with mE selling The ones i made at my House on etsy or Just to friends to make pocket money. The ones i would make and sell Will have a different Design theN the ones you made. I just wanted to see if i Could gEt your permission and if i am noT allowed to sell them, that is totaly UnDerstanDable. Thank for your time!

  • yifei

    06.21.16

    is it easily broken since it is made by Clay?

  • Mel

    09.09.16

    Love these!!!! I have been playing around for ages with tassles and pom poms to try and make a diy keychain to give as xmas gifts. Nothing has wowed me yet. But now i think i’ve found the style that will work and be loved the most. Thank you teri! Can’t wait to start making + gifting them!!

    • Ashley said:

      Glad you like Teri’s DIY, Mel!

  • Francesca Whyte

    09.11.16

    Would you be looking to sell these? Im intrested in buying one from you. Let me know. I love them. X

  • Francesca Whyte

    09.11.16

    Would you be looking to sell these? Im intrested in buying one from you. Let me know. I love them!! X

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