Craft Wednesday – Key Fobs

Hello again!

We’ve got another quick and easy craft tutorial this week… Key Fobs!

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These take only a few minutes to make, and are a great way to make a lot of personalized gifts quickly.

Here is our cast of characters:

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  • cotton webbing (Mine is 1.25″)
  • ribbon (mine is 7/8″, just make sure it is smaller than the cotton webbing)
  • Heat n Bond (7/8″, or the same size as the ribbon)
  • Key Fob hardware sets (1.25″ like the cotton webbing)
  • Key Fob press (or vice grips, but you’ll have to put material between the grips and the key fob hardware and be careful or it will dent/scratch the hardware)
  • an iron

So, first you’ll trim your cotton webbing, ribbon, and Heat n Bond into strips of equal length (I choose 10″, but you can make them a bit smaller, or bigger if you want).

Then, you’ll peel one side of the Heat n Bond backing off, line the exposed strip along the backside of the ribbon, and iron into place according to the Heat n Bond directions.

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Next, you’ll peel off the remaining backing from the Heat n Bond attached to the ribbon, and center it along your cotton webbing. Iron it on as the Heat n Bond directs.

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Easy, right? We’re almost finished. Now, you’ll fold the decorated cotton webbing in half, design out, and set the hardware clip over the exposed ends.

In the picture below, I’ve clamped mine closed a little already (I couldn’t get a picture of it before, the hardware wouldn’t stay put), but you can see the idea.

You’ll use the key fob press or vice grip to clamp the hardware closed.

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At this point, you will just need to add the jump ring, and then you’re all done!

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I made this one in less than five minutes, and I love that you can use different webbing colors and ribbon designs to customize them for all of your friends and family.

That’s it for this Craft Wednesday! See you Friday.

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