Mini Makers: Shrinkie Keyrings

shrink plastic keyrings tutorial

We absolutely LOVE shrink plastic, as you may have seen if you have flicked through our crafts. As it’s nearly the end of the summer holidays, we thought we would show you how to make these cute shrink plastic key rings with your kids. They’re a great quick craft if you’re in need of an activity to fill the time before school starts again.

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Nap Time Crafts: Leather Feathers

leather feather keyring little button diaries 10

If you have any scraps of leather lying around this is a really simple and quick DIY to make a lovely set of feather keyrings. Just find yourself a simple feather silhouette image online and widen the stem so that it’s big enough for your eyelet.

You will need:

  • scraps of gold & brown leather (about 15cm x 5cm)
  • 1cm gold eyelets
  • leather punch, or regular hole punch
  • hammer
  • masking tape
  • keyrings

1. Begin by drawing out a couple of feathers on paper. You can use the template I made for mine. Make sure that the stem of the feather (stem? stick? you know what I mean!) is wider than your eyelet. Cut the template out roughly, then cut the leather so that it is just a little bigger than the feather.

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Paracord Keyring

paracord

If you’re looking for the latest craft craze this summer then look no further than paracord. Similar to friendship bracelets, this thick cord can be knotted into all sorts – bracelets, keyring or even dog leads. The technique is simple enough for kids to master and the cord comes in bright and fun colours. What’s not to love. To find out how to make this paracord tassel keyring visit our tutorial on the Hobbycraft site.

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Nap Time Crafts: Leather Tassel Keyring

leather tassel keyring tutorial

At the end of last year we moved into a new house. This was a big deal for my little family as we had been living in a basement flat that we’d outgrown. To mark the occasion I wanted to make a sparkly new keyring for my new set of house keys (and how I love saying house keys, not flat keys!).

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