Let's make a (cute) key chain |Keeping it Real

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Let's make a (cute) key chain

Hello, and welcome!

Today I'm sharing with you a quick tutorial to make cute keychains. As my kids grow older, so do their friends, and I need to be creative in discovering new age appropriate gifts for all of them.

DIY cute keychain tutorial

Scroll below to find out how to make these cute keychains.

Materials needed:
  • 20 - 21 cm of cotton webbing (the kind you use to make bag handles for example). You can also use polyerster webbing - it's probably a bit sturdier, but I personally like the softer cotton version. 
  • 20 - 21 cm of a cute ribbon of your choice (same width or slightly smaller than the webbing) 
  • Heat & Bond (or a similar iron-on adhesive) - a piece in the same size as the ribbon you're using
  • A tassel (optional)
DIY cute keychain tutorial


Use the Heat & Bond according to the instructions, to adhere the ribbon to the cotton meshing.

DIY cute keychain tutorial

Fold in half and secure the edges with the hardware (if you need to use a pair of pliers to close the hardware, make sure you place a piece of cloth covering the hardware first, to avoid scratching the metal). 

DIY cute keychain tutorial

DIY cute keychain tutorial

I made the one above for my son, so I skipped adding a tassel, but if you're making it for a girl, a tassel adds some flair too: 

DIY cute keychain tutorial

These keychains are a great choice of gift for pre-teens, teens - and adults too. They can be used to hold your keys (obviously) but are great as luggage tags or purse charms - and the kids love to hang them on their backpacks.

DIY cute keychain tutorial

DIY cute keychain tutorial

There are several similar keychains available in my Etsy shop too, if you want to check them out.

Happy Tuesday!

Keeping it Real, craft blog


  1. Me encantan los llaveros. Nunca se me había ocurrido que fueran tan fáciles de hacer. Muchas gracias por la explicación. Me lo anoto.


  2. Beautiful.