Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Craft Therapy: DIY Felt Keychain

Hi guys!

So I took a vote on which of the 3 crafts diy's listed in yesterdays post would everyone like to start off with. You can read yesterdays post here. Seems like everyone is in organization mode and this craft does just that. It's piratical, easy and won't take up much time either.

If your goal is to start de-cluttering the space around you this will take it one step further! Make yourself a DIY felt keychain set for the new year so that you're not fumbling in the cold to open your door or trying to figure out which key opens which lock.

I have a few suggestions on how you can use our 2mm designer felt samples to create a fun keychain. First of the sample bag is perfect because the samples as you can see come with holes! So you don't have to struggle to push the material into the key ring. Also since it is made of 100% wool it can withstand the bottomless pit which we call our bag. Because of the wool property it won't pill (start to get fuzzy and leave fibers) like the felt you find at your local craft stores. And if none of that convinces you, it'll be a colourful touch!

Okay, so let's get started with what you'll need and the instructions. Remember guys we're starting off with easy crafts which won't take much time so you don't have to finish the DIY in one sitting. Since I do have other jobs at The Felt Store other than crafting away  I'll be taking out 15-20 mins each day. I'll show you my progress tomorrow and would love to see how you guys are making your own version or crafting along!



                 



Materials
2mm Designer Felt Sample Bag
Keychain & key rings
Pencil
Scissors
Thread & Needle



Felt Keychain Set- Cut Out Felt Letters

Want a little dangle? And a fun way to identify your keys? Then this DIY is great for you.

1. Start by choosing the colours you want to work with from our 2mm designer felt rectangles (it's the perfect size not too big and not too small)

2. Draw with your pencil or fabric pencil the letter that will represent each key. For example: An "H" for your home keys, A "C" for your vehicle keys, an "M" for mail keys etc.

3) Cut the letters out making sure the hole is of course still intact.

4) Once you're done cutting the shapes, move it through the key ring that will hold the key.




Felt Keychain Set- Embroidery Felt Shapes

So maybe your cutting skills are not that great but you work well with a thread and needle. Or maybe you would like to practice your sewing skills. Try this version to organize and label your keys.

1)  Start by choosing the colours you want to work with from our 2mm designer felt rectangles (thata re are the perfect size not too big and not too small)

2) Draw out the shape you would like to represent each key. Since you're sewing it may be easier to let say have your work keys be represented with a money symbol ($). 

3) Take your needle and thread and use the drawn lines as your guideline to sew the shapes onto the felt!

4)  Once you're done cutting the shapes, move it through the key ring that will hold the key.

Want to just figure out whose keys are whose? You Can create a monogram felt tag for each set, Either by cutting out the first letter of each name or embroidering the letter onto the felt. 



Those are the instructions if you need any clarification ask away in the comment section below!