Make a scrabble tile key chain that you can personalize any way you like in under an hour. It is a fun little project and you probably have all the supplies already in the house.
Today I serve you, along with a nice icy cool vanille latte and a piece of cheesecake…..
A project so easy your little nephew can do it….
Or your daughter…..
Or anyone with enough sense to handle a bit of glue….
A project that was long on my list and very quick to finally get made…..
A one hour scrabble tile key chain DIY project!!!!
Well I know these have been done before. I surely didn’t come up with it, I give all the kinds of kudos I can give to all of those crafty minds that went before me and came up with this. But this one was done by me. And it was all kinds of easy and quick.
Which was perfect because I was working on the clock. I was not allowed to use more than two hours on this project. You see, this months DIY Makeover Challenge was ‘do a project in 2 hours from start to finish’. I had the hardest time coming up with a project to do. Most of them would either take more time, or would be a rather boring blog post (like hanging some lamps where there are still lightbulbs on my ceiling AAARGH!!). So I went over my little ‘one day I’ll do this project list’, and my eye landed on ‘make a key chain for the keys to your new home’. Can I repeat that AAAARGH again?
When I bought this house almost three years ago exact I was all about memorializing the day with a new keychain and everything. It had to be special and proper and totally me in this new life I was creating. I visualized myself opening that front door for the first time, keys in hand with a nice piece of bling dangling in the sunlight. It would so be a picture perfect moment, all Instagram worthy and everything. Of course I was way over thinking it and way too indecisive to actually get myself a new keychain. And when that beautiful day finally arrived when I had the keys to my kingdom in my hand, I wasn’t waiting any minute longer than necessary and just swung open that door missing keychain or not. And ever since I have been doing without one for three years. All those keys to my house simply hanging on a key ring.
Well no more. I now have a very personal and lovely homemade-in-less-than-an-hour scrabble tile key chain to enjoy every time I open the doors to my home.
This one hour Scrabble Tile Key Chain DIY project is just too easy. Most of the time was spent gathering some materials, putting it all together took only minutes.
Here are the supplies I used:
Scrabble tiles from an old set I bought long ago at the thrift store.
An old leather belt I kept just in case
I stumbled upon some beads while rummaging through my craft room stash and thought they might be a nice addition. And I also used some doodads from my beading days, but those wouldn’t be strictly necessary.
I first glued the letters together and then glued them all to the leather belt. With the hole punch I made the hole large enough so that the key ring would go through. And I strung some wooden beads to a peace of thick twine.
Basically I was done. 15 minutes hands on crafting time.
And then when I was putting the leftover wooden beads away I noticed an opportunity for a tiny improvement in the box I store my beads and beading supplies in. Instead of just threading the leather onto the keyring as I was planning, I decided to use those little doodads that I have no idea what they are called to make it extra nice and dangly. That took another 10 minutes.
And now that you have such a nice keychain you might need a good place to keep all your keys. How about a personalized key organizer for your entryway?
So from gathering my supplies, to doing the little scrabble tile key chain project, to putting it all away again I was finished way before my two hour time limit was up. And that included taking pictures.
Want to see what else you can do in two hours to spare? Go check out the projects of my fellow DIY challenge takers.
Oh and in case you are wondering. HUIS is the dutch word for house. I thought using MARIANNE would be a bit too long….