|Ooohhh, maybe my next project should be a key fob wreath. Not practical, but definitely pretty. : -)|
Key Fobs. Never really thought about them before. I never saw myself using one. Well, being a lover of all things crafty, I saw supplies to make some at Everything Ribbons on Etsy when I was getting suspender clips for the Pacifier Clips I made a few weeks ago, and decided to try making them. This is another very easy project, and they're SO practical! I've been using one for about 3 weeks now, and I'm wondering where it's been all my life. It frees up my hands, and that is helpful with 2 kiddos, and I'm not constantly searching for my keys anymore.
What You'll Need:
Heavy Weight 1.25" Cotton Webbing
Key Fob Hardware
Ribbon (or you could use fabric) - I used 5/8" ribbon
Something to make the ribbon stick to the webbing until you can sew it in place - I used Easy-Tack
Pliers to close the hardware - I strongly suggest getting these if you want to make a lot of fobs...the ends are already protected so you don't scratch the hardware....or you could try wrapping the ends with duct tape
|Please ignore the mattress in the background. I sprayed the Easy-Tack out in my garage. : -)|
First, decide which color webbing and ribbon you want to go together. Cut the webbing at a length of 10-10 1/2". I did a few at 11", and they were a little big for my hand/wrist, but those ones did fit my Fiance's hand just fine, so you can make them at 11" for a guy.
If you decide to use the Easy-Tack, make sure you're in a well-ventilated area. It's not a really strong smell, but you probably won't want to spray it in your house. Spray the back side of your ribbon, and then place it wrong side down onto your webbing and press into place. I let these set for at least 10 minutes.
|Just sprayed the back/wrong side of the ribbon with Easy-Tack|
|I have horrible lighting in my garage...but you get the idea of placing the ribbon onto the webbing. : -)|
|A stack of them with the ribbons stitched in place|
|I love the bright colors. : -)|
|Stitch the ends to hold them together.|
|Ready to add the hardware. : -)|
|Hardware & Pliers|
|Placing the end of the webbing into the hardware and getting ready to close it.|
|Squeezing the hardware to close it.|
|Squeezing closed one outside edge and then the other.|
|One more squeeze in the middle.... do you think that "squeeze" should be the word of the day?? : -)|
|Attaching the key ring|
|Yay! All finished (okay, I have a few more to finish...)|
|NOW I'm all finished. : -)|
|The ones on the left and right were made with 11" webbing. I'm using the one on the left...a little big but I haven't bothered to switch to another one yet. |
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