i saw a ridiculously cute fabric flower keychain in a boutique
(with an equally ridiculously cute handmade purse),
both of which i knew i couldn't afford but they gave me inspiration to make my own
well, the keychain at least, i leave the amazing sewing skills to my sister:).
i looked around for tutorials on how to braid fabric with more than 3 strands and this tutorial by make it and love it was the easiest one for me to comprehend and my mind is racing with more braid projects now.
i went through my scraps and found the ends of my lovely pants that were too short for me so I made capris out of them . . . i knew they would come in handy someday:),
cut 5 2" strips and started braiding them.
i cut all the strands but the middle one and looped it through my keychain.
a word about my keychain, i only looked at 2 stores and couldn't find a bigger one but with 2 loud, hyper and super fun boys in tow, i decided this would work (it comes in a pack of 2 at hobby lobby).
i cut off the extra fabric strand and hot glue gunned it over the other cut strands to give it a nice clean look. probably should have sewed it but a hot glue gun is so much easier.
now onto the flower, really the possibilities are endless. i had a hard time deciding which one to use, but ended up with the classic rose flower.
1. cut your flower in a 3 1/2 " wide strip (or smaller or bigger depending on the size you want)
2. fold it in half lengthwise and iron
3. sew a gathering stitch along the frayed edge
5. keep rolling and gluing it as you go
6. keep rolling and gluing until you have your rose
i cut a circle out of my fabric and glued it to the back to cover up the lose strands
turn it over and you have a new fabric flower keychain
attach your keys to it and make finding them a whole lot easier.linking up to these parties:
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tater tots and jello, at the picket fence, remodelaholic, whipperberry, addicted 2 decorating, funky junk, i heart naptime, thrifty decor chick, diy showoff, just a girl, the shabby nest, under the table & dreaming, be different act normal