Is Grandparents Day around the corner? Or probably you have your mother's birthday the next week? Be it any occasion related to your parents or grandparents, gift selection becomes quite difficult. You don't want to give them something that can easily be bought off the market. Rather, the gift has to be an item that reflects your personal involvement. In this context, a homemade gift will prove to be the perfect option. In this article, we have listed instructions on how to make a key holder, one of the best gifts that you can make for your elders.
Making Keychain Holders
- Scrap Wood
- Finger Hooks
- Water-base Primer
- Latex Craft Paint
- Foam Brush
- Small Bristle Brush
- Permanent Marker
- 16-gauge Steel Wire
- Polyurethane Spray
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Drill & Bit
- First of all, you need to prime the top and sides of the wood base. Now, set them aside, to dry.
- Paint the wood base in a color of your choice and again set it aside, to let the paint dry.
- Decide the position of the finger hooks, keeping in mind the length of the wood base and the number of hooks you want to use.
- Measure the length of the wood and place the hooks in such a way that there is an equal space between each one of them.
- Now, mark the placement of the hook, by making a small dot with the help of a permanent marker.
- Making use of a small bit on the drill, make two holes at the top of the wood base. This is where you will attach the wire hanger.
- On the front and sides of the wood base, spray the polyurethane, in order to protect the painted finish. Let it dry completely.
- Cut a small piece from the steel wire and place its ends inside the holes that you made on the wood base.
- Now, catch hold of the needle nose pliers and use them to coil each end around itself, securing the hanger.
- Finally, attach the finger hooks to the wood base and your keyring holder is ready to be used.
- Pine Board (4" X 9")
- Decorative Paper
- Acrylic Paint
- Acrylic Gel Medium
- Utility Knife
- Hooks and Hangers
- Buy a 4" wide and 9" long pine board. If you have cut it at home, sand the corners a bit, to make them smooth.
- With the help of scissors, cut the decorative paper in such a way that it is 1/4" larger than the pine board.
- Use an acrylic paint, in coordinating color, to paint the sides of the pine board and let it dry.
- Apply acrylic gel medium on the front of the pine board. Center the sticky side of the board over the back side of your paper and press it down.
- Trim off the excess decorative paper with an X-acto knife and then apply a few more coats of the gel medium over the entire surface of your board.
- Attach hooks and hangers to the pine board and you have your keying holder ready to be used.