Wooden Bead Keychain

Wood bead keyrings PB 2014Wooden beads are so much fun to work with! Today we’re making cool keychains, inspired by Helena on the blog Craft & Creativity.

Wood bead keyrings PB 2014 2You need wooden beads of various sizes, acrylic paint, elastic cord, a brush, metal rings and masking tape. If you like the wooden beads to be more durable, you also need varnish.

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1. Prepare the wooden beads by taping the parts not to be painted. Then paint with acrylic paint. The beads can be tricky to paint. Thread them on a barbecue sticks or thin chopsticks.

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2. We let our beads dry on a little homemade drying rack. Smart, don’t you think! Add a layer of varnish when the paint dries.

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3. Last, thread the beads on to the elastic cord. Our cord is thick and it was difficult to thread the beads. By using a thinner thread we managed to trick the cord through the beads. Finish the keychains off with a metal ring.

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You know you have had fun when you end ut with this many keychains!

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Everyone in the family can have their own cool keychains. Check out Helena’s pretty keychains here. More painted wooden beads can be found at JenLovesKev, Curly Birds and Willowday.


  • Reply
    24 November, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I really love these keychains! They are so cute and seem easy enough for kids to make too! Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Karin & Freja
      2 December, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Thank you! We had a lot of fun making them and they came in use right away.

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    handmade by amalia
    27 November, 2014 at 6:55 am

    So much color and fun! Of course I like the polka dots best 🙂

    • Reply
      Karin & Freja
      2 December, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Thank you!

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