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DIY Ribbon Key Ring

ribbon-keyring

I needed a bright and easily-spotted (i.e. hard to loose!) key ring for keys for a cabinet, hence this quick and easy project!

DIY-keyring

MATERIALS:

Wide embellished ribbon

Leather hole punch

Coloured leather

Fabric scissors

Rivet pliers

Brass rivet

Key ring

Glue

Awl

embellished-ribbon

Cut a length of ribbon twice the desired finished length of the key ring tab. If applicable, remove any beads/sequins at either end of the ribbon (where the leather will be glued on top of the ribbon).

beaded-ribbon

Next, fold the ribbon in half length-wise, and glue the ends together (extending the glue approximately one centimetre down the ribbon). Cut a piece of leather to cover the ends of the ribbon (it will be folded in half over the ribbon ends).

gluing-fabric

Cut two holes in the piece of leather, making sure that the holes line up when the leather is folded in half.

leather-hole-punch

Next fold the piece of leather in half, and glue in place over the ends of the ribbon. Make sure that the two holes in the leather line up, and fix a rivet in place in the hole.

leather-awl

Trim the sides of the leather if necessary, and add the metal key ring.

leather-and-fabric-keyring

This quick and easy idea could also be used to decorate a bag, to make a Christmas decoration, embellish a wrapped gift etc…

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