Bangle Key Ring

imageWe LOVE clever ideas that make daily life easier!  Whenever I hang out with Jen, I notice that she often has to dig through her large purse to find her keys.  This is not criticism, by the way.  She usually puts her keys in her pocket, but not all outfits have pockets, you know?  Plus, as mommy to a 5-year-old boy, she needs everything in that large purse, so kudos to her for simplifying by keeping just one or two absolutely necessary keys on her key ring. Unfortunately, on no-pocket days, that means her keys disappear into the abyss.

So, I came up with this idea when I was Christmas shopping recently and stumbled on this.  It’s a bracelet that allows you to wear your keys, but unlike those generic ones that look like old school phone cords, it’s actually stylish.  Another advantage is that it’s large but not bulky, so it won’t weigh down your purse, but it will help you find your keys in the sea of lip balms and Altoids you keep in there.  Anyway, I thought it was such a smart and cute way to solve the problem of buried keys, and I knew I could figure out a DIY version.   It turned out to be an inexpensive, fun, and easy project!  Read on to find out how you can make one too.

-Viv

Adapted from Honestly WTF.

MATERIALS:

  • Key ring
  • Bangle bracelet
  • Embroidery floss
  • Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Attach the key ring to the bangle. I do this first so I don’t mess up the thread-wrapping later.
  2. Tie the embroidery floss to the bangle, with the knot on the inside, and secure with a dab of glue.  I used E6000.
  3. When the bangle is completely wrapped, tie off the embroidery floss with the knot on the inside of the bracelet and secure with another dab of glue.

That’s it!  You could embellish it with jump rings and charms like the bracelets in the Honestly WTF tutorial, or you could leave it as is.  I kept it simple, because I thought that would suit Jen’s taste best.  You can customize this in so many ways.  Try mixing and matching colors or using friendship bracelet knots for a more intricate look.  You could even attach gems and/or studs.

We can’t wait to see how you design your bangle key rings.  Thanks for checking out WE LOVE THIS STUFF!

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4 thoughts on “Bangle Key Ring

  1. tanmaykawadkar January 26, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    It’s really innovative but I wish you could have used smaller key ring if possible! 🙂

    Like

  2. MissAneesha January 26, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Very cute and stylish! I’m going to have to try this out.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. atkokosplace March 29, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Clever and cute. Great project and thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Like

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