"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{FuN} Last Minute Teacher Gift Idea!

These were some FuN key chain wristlets that my sis-in-law whipped up for our teachers this year.  She used two different styles of 1.5 size ribbon {that she bought @ Hobby Lobby} ...and a strip of Warm n Natural quilt batting to place  in between both ribbon layers. 

First she sewed both ribbons together on the outsides...then using a safety pin attached to a strip of Warm n Natural...we worked it through the sewn strips of ribbon {to give it a little more cushioning}.  Then singed the frayed edges of ribbon...then folded them over 3 times...and placed in the key chain and used a clamp to clamp the metal together. { Boy I really hope that made sense :) }

Then I found a picture of a key online...and printed it out and used as a template to have my kiddos trace on some scrapbook paper.  Then they cut out...and wrote their little thank-you notes on the back.  We made one for each their teachers and and their bus driver. 

My sis-in-law purchased her clamp key ring hardware online somewhere...but for the life of me...I can't remember the site...Uggg... but I know you can purchase some on Etsy.   Does anyone else know where to find them??
Anyways...they were a BLAST to make...and would really make a FanTasTiC gift for anyone!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Fantastic gift of Fun key chain for holiday gift.Holiday Gifts

  2. Love this idea! Here are a few places I saw online where you can purchase the hardware.

  3. Amy you are awesome!! Thanks!

  4. Love the colors of your key chains. I have made these too & also gave one to my son's teacher. On the front of the paper key I wrote "You are the KEY to my success!"
    They are perfect gifts and yours are soooo the ribbon idea!

  5. Absolutely adorable idea to use a key made from scrapbooking paper as a note. The keychains are of course, cute too!!

  6. Very cute blog! I found you through Ginger Snap Crafts :) I get my key fob hardware from either or Both are great shops!! I have used the Mama She Crazy shop, but found that communication with them I VERY difficult.


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