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Lonely Keys

July 4, 2014

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My keys needed a friend. They were lonely with nothing but their standard issue keyring. They sat there forlorn in my handbag, they were never easy to find. They grew sadder and I grew frustrated; they were lonely and I could never find them. One day a spark went off in the middle of the night. I got up exhausted though excited, and got to work on a key decoration…or very appropriately a key”chain”. Most keychains are decorations, where is the chain? I’m kidding.

I used a scrap of leather that was about 6″ x 4″ and cut thin-ish strips (I eyeballed the strips). I left about a 1/4″ uncut at the top.
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I put a bit of E6000 glue along one edge of the uncut leather. I glued the strip for the tassel loop together and placed it on the glued edge of the tassel, added a bit more glue, rolled it up and glued the end down.
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I added a contrasting strip of leather around the top of the tassel for more pizzazz and finished it off with my gold Krylon paint pen…yes it’s making an appearance again.
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For the chain, I stole it from one of my purses that is going to be re-fashioned in the near future.
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Now my lonely keys are no more, they’re  happy, and now I am stress free…OK only when it comes to my keys am I stress free.

Oh and HAPPY 4th Of JULY!

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  • Leslie July 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

    How cool. I love the color you used. Something has to be attached to help find them in the bottom of a purse, haha.

    • Heather July 6, 2014 at 2:42 am

      I know seriously! I have my purse pretty tidy, but it’s still not enough! Thank you Leslie!

  • It's Dog or Nothing July 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    This is really cute! I need to make something like this for my keys. They are just on a boring ribbon right now.

    • Heather July 6, 2014 at 2:30 am

      Thank you!

  • Kimberlee Beaty Parkhouse July 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

    what a cute idea, I am SO not crafty…but I think even I could do this one.Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Heather July 6, 2014 at 2:11 am

      It was super easy! Thank you Kimberlee!

  • Charity L. July 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Nice!! I like how you can personalize it. Smart thinking there!

    • Heather July 6, 2014 at 2:09 am

      Thank you Charity!

  • Paula Parker July 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Very nice. Makes finding my keys more fun and easier. My mom would love these, she is a great fan of turquoise. Nice job!

    • Heather July 6, 2014 at 2:08 am

      Thank you Paula!

  • heidi July 6, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I really like the color you picked. And it’s a good things your keys aren’t lonely anymore.

    • Heather July 7, 2014 at 5:37 am

      Awww thank you Heidi!

  • Katherines Corner July 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Perfect just what your keys needed :-) xo

    • Heather July 7, 2014 at 5:36 am

      Thank you Katie!

      • Katherines Corner July 12, 2014 at 6:34 pm

        Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Watch for your feature on Monday ♥

        • Heather July 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

          Awww thank you Katie! I am so excited! :D

  • Kellie The Shoe Diva July 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Love the color of your keys new friend. Happy the key is no longer lonely & it’s quite stylish too :-)

    • Heather July 7, 2014 at 5:37 am

      Thank you Kellie! Now if you say it’s stylish then it’s definitely stylish! :D

  • Alicia @ Felt With Love Designs July 6, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    How fun! I love the color you chose! I recently made a keychain for my mom but I need to make one for myself. My keys are lonely too!

    • Heather July 7, 2014 at 5:38 am

      You will definitely come up with something awesome! :D Thank you Alicia!

  • Jess July 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    So adorable! This would make great gifts!

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    • Heather July 10, 2014 at 12:15 am

      That is a great idea!

  • Carmody July 8, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Really pretty Heather. I am glad that your keys are not lonely anymore. With small kids I tend to wear my keys as a bracelet when running errands. This would make one pretty key bracelet.

    • Heather July 10, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Awww thank you Carmody! Oooh this would be perfect for you!

  • Madaline July 8, 2014 at 6:37 am

    That is SO cute – and I’m loving the color combo.

    • Heather July 10, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Thank you Madaline!

  • Ingrid July 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Really nice!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Heather July 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

      Thank you Ingrid!

  • natural maker mom at Satsuma Designs July 9, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Heather, love this key bling!! I just made some tassels myself and want to add them to EVERYTHING! Would you come share it at our Awesome Things Tuesday party? Thanks and welcome! Best, jen

    • Heather July 9, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      I know right!? Heading over! Thank you Jen!

  • Jenna @ A Savory Feast July 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

    This is a cute way to dress up a key ring. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings!

    • Heather July 9, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      Thank you Jenna!

  • Deborah July 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Cute keychain! Love the fringe. Thank you for sharing it and your 4th of July garland and your process of dejunking at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    ~Deborah

    • Heather July 9, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you Deborah!

  • Erica July 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    How fun! Love this tutorial – so easy, but with big impact!

    • Heather July 11, 2014 at 3:01 am

      Thank you Erica!

  • Bre @ Average But Inspired July 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    OMG I am obsessed with this. I seriously need to make a million of these tassels NOW. LOVE it – thanks for sharing and linking at On Display Thursday (where you’re featured today!). Have a great one! – Bre @ Average But Inspired

    • Heather July 11, 2014 at 3:00 am

      I could put tassels on everything! :D Yay I am so excited! Thank you Bre!

  • carolyn | homework July 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I can’t tell you how happy I am that you stopped by to share. You were featured in the spotlight today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

    • Heather July 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Oh yay! I am so excited! Thank you Carolyn! :D

  • Emily July 14, 2014 at 4:56 am

    This is so cute! Pinning! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!
    Emily & Erin

    • Heather July 14, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Thank you dolls!

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    Oh so cute!! Love it Heather!!

    • Heather July 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you Christine!

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