Friday, June 15, 2012

Leather Keychain


My brother and his fiancee recently had two of the coolest babies you'll ever meet. I wanted to give the new dad a small token for my his first father's day, but everything was like power tools, and golf paraphernalia and other stupid dad stereotypes. I think you'd see my little brother in a tutu before you see him in a golf shirt.

Then I remembered I had a crap load of fabric left from my last Lazy Sunday project, the leather clutch, so I decided to whip up a little key chain. I mean, its only a matter of time until his kids start bringing home handmade stuff he has to pretend to like, so I thought I'd give him some practice in that arena.

First, I cut out a long rectangle...
You're welcome for this weird, creepy, blurry photo.

Then I folded that in half and dabbed a little glue on the insides then pressed together. I used Superglue, but I  think anything stronger than Elmer's would work just fine. I used clothespins (again, leftover from a project) to hold it together while the glue dried, but you could also place a book on top of it, or just be a patient human and hold it for 30 seconds.

Then I cut two little squares out of the top, leaving me with a little key loop:

Note that I didn't put the superglue all the way at the top, specifically so that I could create the little key loop. I then used a set of rubber alphabet stamps (mine are from Amazon) and paint left over from my end table and started stamping.


Anyways, then, because I am selfish I made ones for myself. Since I don't have kids, I made some relevant to my interests, which is how the picture at the top of this post came to be.



Who needs children when you already have the interests of a twelve year old?

Project Breakdown:
Leather
Gold Paint
Scissors
Superglue
Clothespins
Stamp Kit

I owned everything but the stamp kit, which set me back $7. In its absence, hand painting works as well!

I'll be back this weekend with the father's day cards I made for my brothers, both of which run the risk of deeply offending them. I'd post them now, but since I just spoiled one of the presents, I might as well keep some element of mystery to the holiday.

xo,

6 comments:

  1. oh sry commented using weird blogspot account from 80 years ago hahahaha

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  2. you are too cute.
    also, WEIRD that my dad's girlfriend's kids are also named Calvin & Olivia haha

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  3. First-time visitor. After reading your most recent posts, you made me laugh and gave me great ideas. Keep up the great work! You're destined for greatness {already great, of course. You know what I mean!}

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  4. i know that i am super late on these posts but i just discovered your blog and i am literally laughing out loud at pretty much every post. you are hilarious and so clever! don't stop! (ps i usually do not comment on blogs, but this is just exceptional)

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