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Create Your Own Photo Key Chain!

Capturing a memory on film is always exciting.  Being able to carry it around and show it off, is even more exciting.  I have a few people that I wanted to give gifts to this year so I thought I would make them Photo Key Chains with their family pictures on them.  I even made one with a school logo on it for my daughter school principle and one for my daughters soccer mom.  They are a lot of fun to make.


You will need.

  • Key rings
  • Chain
  • Fast Fix Decoupage by Beacon
  • Beads
  • A Photo
  • Pendants
  • Pliers
  • Small metal jewelry rings

The first thing you need it to decide which image you would like to use. I printed it in a few different sizes to see which one would fit best or check the packaging for exact size for printing.

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Now, figure out how long you want the chain to be.  I cut the chain to about 2” long and  1” long.

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Use the pliers to open one of the links in the chain to get your desired length.

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I added a ring to the end of the chain where I will add the pendent and one to make it easy to attach to the key ring.

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Use the pliers to close the ring.

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Once, I finished preparing the chains I added the embellishments. I found some metal die cut words in the dollar bins at Michael’s Craft Store, pearls that I had from necklace and the pendant to add the picture to. Once, I decided which ones to  pair together, I added a ring to the embellishments the same way I did to the chains above.

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Then, decide which pendent you will be adding your picture too. Use the pendant to trace the picture. Then cut out the picture.

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Next, I used Fast Fix Decoupage by Beacon and add a small drop on the pendant and placed the picture on it.  Make sure the picture is flat.

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Once, the picture was positioned how I wanted it I add enough fast fix decoupage to cover the entire picture.  It will be runny so be careful if moving the pendent before dry.

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Here are a few pictures while the pendants are drying.  If you notice any bubbles use a toothpick to drag them to the side.  Be careful not to touch the picture.

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The finished Photo Key Chains!

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I can’t wait to give these as gifts.  I would be super excited to receive one myself!


2 Comments on Create Your Own Photo Key Chain!

  1. These turned out so cute!!!

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