Monogram Key Chain

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As you may recall, I did some stained glass art a few months back. I had purchased a starter kit which included about 30ish small pots of paint.

I’ve had these paints on my mind as I worked on some craft projects. I’ve been thinking about how I can use them up. What other surface besides glass would they work on?

DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

This monogram key chain is so simple to make and it’s great for gifting!

Materials
– wooden letter
– screw eye
– wooden circle beads
– pearl beads
– paint
– stained glass paint and applicator
– embroidery floss
– bead cord
– jump ring
DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

You will want to begin by screwing in the screw eye to the top of the letter.

This was a bit tricky. In the end I was able to do it using craft tweezers.

Next you’ll want to paint your letter and the wooden beads to match. DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

I found that the tweezers helped out when painting the beads. DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

Once the paint has dried, use the applicator to layer on the stained glass paint.

I would consider the other colors in your project but wouldn’t try to color match because the stained glass paint dries a significantly different color than it is when it’s wet.

As you’ll see in the picture below, I chose to keep a small border around the stained glass paint. DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

Leave the stained glass paint to dry – probably overnight.

See how much darker the red is in the picture below?DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

I used both bead cord and embroidery floss to put together the key chain. I figured the bead cord would provide the strength and the embroidery floss would provide the color.

DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

My little trick for beading with embroidery floss? Washi tape.

Just a tiny little piece at the end of the string to hold all of the fibers together. DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

Once the beads have been strung though, you can tie a knot around the screw eye.

Thread the strings back through the last bead and cut off the ends.DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

And that’s it! All done!DIY Monogram Keychain | Make it Amazing

xo Iris

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