Everyone loves a handmade gift created with love, right? These cute little clay keyrings were so easy to make and the possibilities are literally endless. I only used grey and white clay but you can buy it in an array of colours.
This is a great activity to do with kids too.
All you need is:
Straw (or something else to punch the hole with)
Rubber stamp and ink (if you want to stamp a design on it – you could also press something textured into the clay, like lace for example)
Start by warming the clay in your hands, rolling it into a ball, then make it flat and fairly even with a rolling pin if you want your keyring to be quite thin or press down with the palm of your hand. If you want to smooth the clay out, use some cling film over the top and rub your fingers across it.
Use a straw to push a hole through the keyring then decorate as you wish. For this design, I used a little heart stamp and a red ink pad.
Place on a baking tray in an oven at 130 degrees celsius for around 15-25 minutes depending on the thickness of your clay.
Once fully cooled your keyring is ready for keys! Voila…
You may have gathered by now that I’m a little bit in love with white and grey marble (check out my kitchen and my DIY marble effect coffee table) so I thought I’d have a go at making a marble effect keyring and I have to say, I love the results!
Start by mixing a few blobs of the grey clay into the white.
Next use a rolling pin to mix and flatten the clay.
You could use a cookie cutter or cut around a small glass if you want a perfect shape, but for this one I just used my hands to mould it, before pushing a straw near the top to create a hole and baking in the oven.
So there you have it, easy yet effective clay keyrings that make great gifts.
They’re not ‘perfect’ but that’s the beauty of handmade and creating something with love; it really doesn’t matter and the outcome will always be unique.
I hope this has inspired you to get creative with clay.
Check out my Pinterest pages for more DIY inspiration.
Until next time,
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