How-to: Faux Leather Key Chain
Follow the instructions below to make this DIY from HGTV Magazine.
- Polyurethane and recycled-leather blend in coral/orange/persimmon, $27 per yard, and vinyl in light blue, $23 per yard, both palazzofabrics.com
- 11/4"-diameter flat split key rings, $1 each, keyring.com
- spray mount
- hot glue/glue gun
Cut a 20-inch-by-4-inch rectangle out of a piece of faux leather. Fringe the first 15 inches; each fringe should be about 3 inches long and 1/8 inch wide. Cut the remaining material to create a 3/4-inch-wide tail (Fig. A).
Spray mount together two small pieces of faux leather, good sides facing out. Trim into a 3-inch-by-1/4-inch strip.
Place a key ring at the middle of the strip, then fold the strip in half. Hot-glue the ends together to form a loop. Flip the fringed piece of material wrong side up. Hot-glue the loop to the top right corner of the fringed piece (Fig. B).
Starting on the right, tightly roll the material, dabbing with hot glue to secure it as you go. Once you get to the tail, wrap it around the top of the fringe, securing it with hot glue.