If you need some inspiration to make your own DIY keychain, then these tutorials will give you some ideas to get started! Whether you want to make a macramé version or you want to use your leftover craft supplies, you’ll find the perfect one below! I tried to find a wide variety, so check them out and let me know which one you might try. Check our DIY key holder ideas as well if you need one for your keychain.
Here are the keychains I found:
DIY Macrame Keychain Tutorial
Source: Think Make Share
Are you looking for the perfect DIY macramé keychains? I love these! They’re definitely unique and look amazing. Now you can make your own at home! If you aren’t sure which shape you’re looking for, be sure to check out this tutorial because it has several variations and instructions for each of them. Of course, you can always customize them with different colors and accessories!
DIY Pom Pom Keychain Bag Charm
Source: Made in a Day
Fluff, puff, and ALL the glam packed in just one tiny item! This pom-pom keychain combines the best of your creativity and craft skills. It’s super-easy to make it using a clover pom-pom maker. No more spending your time and money on the stuff at the stores!
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DIY Keychain Chapstick Holder Tutorial
Source: The Polka Dot Chair
Looking for a DIY project that’s more than just a keychain? If so, this one’s for you! It’s really hard to choose from the hundreds of possibilities available out there…. you can make one just like this! This keychain has a chapstick holder and it’s an excellent idea for your older kids… especially if they tend to lose or forget where they’ve placed their lip balm. Plus, you could also make it for a teacher appreciation present or a gift for your friends too!
Mickey Mouse Resin Shaker Charm
Source: Artsy Fartsy Mama
Do your kids love Mickey Mouse? Time to create your own Mickey Mouse charm to hang on your keychain! It’s a great idea for a project to do together, and you could even use it as a backpack charm! Your kids will love this… The end product really looks super fun, doesn’t it?
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Speckled DIY Clay Keychain
Source: Sugar & Cloth
Sick and tired of your old keychain? Want to give your keys an upgrade? The best way to do just that is to make your own, right?! Here’s a super-cute idea you can copy! This speckled DIY clay keychain is super stylish and looks amazing. Plus, if you aren’t afraid to break out the oven-bake clay… then you’ll love these!
A Step by Step DIY Macrame Keychain Tutorial
Source: The Pretty Life Girls
On the other hand, if you don’t want to make your out of clay… this one might be more your style! These spiral-shaped keychains are truly unique and so gorgeous! Make several of them, for you and each of your best friends. You can customize the colors and the tags based on your taste and add your monogram letter. Making them is easier than you think and it would be the perfect craft to make one afternoon when you’re bored!
Hand Lettered Wood Slice DIY Keychains
Source: Sustain My Craft Habit
Traveling is the best way to explore the world and see all of its wonders! If you’re a traveler or have a friend like that… then this is a great gift idea. These rustic wooden keychains are the perfect accessory for the wanderer at heart. With a natural look and fantastic design, they’ll add up to your style and accompany you in your travel daydreams!
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DIY Handprint Keychain Tutorial
Source: Grey House Harbor
Kid’s handprints are adorable unless they’re on the windows or glass doors, right? If you’d like to carry your favorite little handprints with you everywhere you go, you can make this super cute little keychain. Using shrink plastic, acrylic paint, and a few other items… you’ll have a super personalized one in no time!
Ice Cream Cone Keychains
Source: A Kailo Chic Life
Summer is not quite here but I’m already thinking about that warm weather! If you really want to get ready for it, here’s another thing you can add to your list to make. This felt ball ice cream cone keychain is a must-have try for any crafter out there! With a few oddball felt pieces and gold keychain parts… you can have your very own little ice cream accessory. Love it!
Aldi Quater Keychain Pattern
Source: Pattern Shop
Aldi fans… this one is FOR YOU! Here’s a wonderful idea for all of you who never have a quarter when you need it… and that seems to happen to make all the time lol. This Aldi quarter keychain will make sure you never forget where you put your quarters. It’s too cute to handle but very easy to do with the sewing pattern provided in this tutorial. Duh… this is the project I need!
Felt Cactus Keychain
Source: Not So Cli-shea
Cactus lovers unite! I get it, these little spine-covered plants are adorable and easy to grow at home. If you want to show your love for these cuties, you can make a cactus keychain. It fits perfectly with its small size, looks like a cuter cactus. Plus, if you have some felt leftover from your other crafts, you might be able to make this without having to buy anything else!
DIY Alcohol Ink Resin Keychains
Source: Resin Crafts
In love with everything resin? I get it… resin works miracles and you can make just about everything from home decorations to coasters, to jewelry and so much more! Now, you can also make a keychain with it. This ocean-inspired keychain looks surreal. If you’ve worked with resin before OR you want to start, gather the materials and get down to work!
DIY Fabric Keychains Sewing Tutorial
Source: Easy Peasy Creative
Whether you are a beginner sewer or looking for an easy-to-do DIY project, here’s one you’ll love! This fabric keychain is really cute and simple, yet stylish. You can make a dozen with ease and use the one that matches the season or your clothes
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Rainbow Macrame DIY Keychains
Source: A Bubbly Life
Okay… I don’t know about you, but this one might be my favorite!? Macramé is EVERYTING and there’s no quicker / simpler way to use it than in making a keychain. If you have no idea what you’d make, here’s a tutorial on how to make a rainbow keychain! They’re just too cute not to make!
DIY Wrist Key Chains
Source: Making Things Is Awesome
If you are one of those who tend to forget where they put their keys, this is the project for you! (and me lol) This wrist keychain will save your life when you have kids, pets, or full hands and need to open the door. Want to make your own? Check out this tutorial and see exactly how to do it!
DIY Wood Monogram and Beaded Keychains
Source: Happy Go Lucky Blog
Looking for a colorful keychain for your car keys? IF so, you definitely need a wooden monogram and beaded keychain like this one. It looks amazing and you can make just the monogram or the beaded keychain, or both of them – it’s up to you. So much room for customization! Bright, bold, and hard to misplace your keys with one of these on them… but I’m sure I could figure out a way to lose them!
DIY Personalized Leather Keychain
Source: Jen Woodhouse
If you like to keep it simple and prefer to make things instead of buying them, this is a great project. If you don’t have any idea where to start or are looking for something aesthetically pleasing, you can copy these personalized leather keychains! I love how they’re super easy but they look great once its all done
Braided Clay DIY Keychain
Source: Delineate Your Dwelling
Do you keep forgetting where you put your keys or have a hard time finding them in your bag? This simple braided clay keychain is the perfect way to keep your key organized and looking fancy. It’s a win-win situation! Whether you want to break out the oven-bake clay or you need some air dry clay ideas… you can’t go wrong with something like this!
Pineapple Keychain Free Crochet Pattern
Source: Spin a Yarn Crochet
If you like spending your days crocheting and you want to switch things up a bit… here’s the perfect DIY project! Time to make a keychain! And, not just any old keychain but a pineapple-inspired one. Just take a look at this tiny adorable pineapple! Wouldn’t you like to see it every time you unlock and lock the door? Check out this tutorial to see how to make this one
DIY Marbled Wood Bead Keychain
Source: Dear Handmade Life
Marble has been in and out throughout the years, however, it seems to stick around no matter the current trend! I personally think it’s ALWAYS in lol. Who doesn’t love marble? If you like it as much as I do you can create a wooden marbled keychain like this one. You might have to make a pit stop at Hobby Lobby… but that’s never a question for me!
Hama Bead Rainbow Keychain DIY
Source: Emma Owl
If you like crafts and love creating interesting gifts, here’s an idea you’ll be all about! This bead rainbow keychain is about as unique as a keychain can be. It’s easy to make and it’s a gift you can actually use. Plus, you have some perler beads leftover from your other kids crafts, this would be a perfect one to make with them!
Glitter Resin Keychain
Source: We’re Going to Make it
Giving gifts without any reason is the best way to show your appreciation or love to someone. Happiness is found in the little things, and a homemade keychain is a great gift idea for someone you care about. Create this personalized resin glitter keychain to show your mom, dad, sister, brother, friends, or anyone else how much you care about them! Plus, you could also use this as a backpack charm or put it on your pencil bag!
DIY Leather Tassel Keychain
Source: A Beautiful Mess
I don’t know about you… but, I’ll put a tassel on just about anything lol. They were and still are in, right!? Don’t spend money on a cheap one, instead make one on your own! This leather tassel keychain is super-easy to make, even if you have zero craft skills. Trust me, I would know 🙂
DIY Rope Tassel Keychain Tutorial
Source: Alice & Lois
Need a new keychain but you don’t want to spend a fortune on the fancy ones? If you’re looking for a simple yet stylish keychain, here’s one you can create without much hassle or time at all. With a bit of cotton rope, some brass trigger snap clips, and a few other items, you can create these summer-inspired keychains. Too cute!
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DIY Resin Tumbler Keychains
Source: Mad in Crafts
Have some resin craft supplies leftover at home? Don’t throw it out. Use it to make this awesome keychain! You can make a mini resin tumbler like these and they look super cute. You can also customize the top design, monogram, and colors. Love it!
DIY Painted Citrus Slice Keychain
Source: Dream Green DIY
As the summer approaches, I love to center my art and DIY projects around bright colors and summer themes. If you happen to be someone like me, this citrus slice keychain is a great and simple idea for adding some summer vibes! The tutorial shows you how to make it with a Cricut and a few other tools… but if you don’t have those, you could paint it freehand and really customize it!
DIY Lip Gloss Keychain
Source: Buggy & Buddy
If you’re looking for a gift for your daughter OR you want to make something on your own… you won’t want to miss out on this pom pom lip gloss keychain. Choose your favorite color for the pom pom and lip gloss. Then, put them together like the tutorial shows, and voila – you have the perfect gift for your girl or for yourself!
DIY Rope Knot Keychain Tutorial
Source: Michael Ann Made
What does summer remind you of? Me, many things. From the sunshine to beaches, to ocean waves and great weather… If you want to feel the summer vibe, you can make a sailor knot keychain like this. It’s a great accessory that you can actually use. Plus, it looks really cute and simple!
Dipped Clay Heart Keychain
Source: Squirrelly Minds
Valentine’s Day is all about showing your love to your favorite person. If you’re looking for a unique gift for your girlfriend/fiancé/wife, you can create this fancy keychain. Gold-dipped clay heart for love and tassels for fun – the perfect combo to show him or her you enjoy every moment with them!
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Make a Pom Pom Keychain
Source: Gluesticks Blog
Backpack accessories are always in! It doesn’t matter how old you are, an accessorized backpack is a must. If you’re looking for a keychain you can make yourself, this pom pom keychain is ideal for you. With a printable name tag you can color, you can customize it to reflect your personality and style. This one would be perfect for the kids!
Mini Donut & Macaron Keychains
Source: Essie Does Summer
DONUT you just love cute little keychains? Whether you use them on your key, bag, backpack, or wallet, they add style. If donuts and macarons are your thing, now you can take them anywhere with you. Break out the polymer clay / jump rings and get to crafting!
How To Make Keychains For Your Bridesmaids
Source: Coastal Bride
Looking for a gift for your bridesmaids? Show them how much you care about them with these monogram leather keychains. Giving out personalized gifts is the perfect way to show your appreciation and love. After all, they’re your best friends and deserve all the love you can give them for being apart of your special day! Even if you aren’t making these for your friends, it would be a great project to make for yourself too!
DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace and Key Chain
Source: Hello Glow
Essential oils have a lot of health benefits, especially when it comes to stress. It seems as if they have magical powers that make me feel better and I love using them in my diffuser! If you love aromatherapy or have a little collection of essential oils, this keychain may be what you’re looking for! A keychain or necklace? Sounds like a win-win to me!
How To Make A Lanyard
Source: Lo & Behold Stitchery
Have some leftover scrap fabric at home? Instead of throwing it, use it to make a lanyard keychain like this one. Not only is it useful… since it’s “hard” to lose your keys when they’re on something like this but it also looks amazing. If you want to break out the sewing machine, this tutorial shows you exactly what you need to do!
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