Friday, 12 September 2014

Button Cluster Key Ring

How to make a button cluster key ring
I've been playing around making button themed keyrings recently. 
This is the first that's ready to share.
Want to make your own, for yourself or as a cute little present? This is what you need:
  • A keyring with a chain (mine were saved from old keyrings but you can buy them like that)
  • Jump rings (mine are 7mm)
  • Small buttons (you need ones where the gap between the hole and the edge is smaller than your jump rings)
  • 2 x pliers
How to make a button cluster key ring
Open a jump ring with the pliers,
How to make a button cluster key ring
pop it through one of the button holes
How to make a button cluster key ring
and one chain on the keyring.
How to make a button cluster key ring
Then just close it up.
Easy, then do it again with another button.
How to make a button cluster key ring
Just add as many buttons as you like in whatever colours and combinations you like.
How to make a button cluster key ring
All my chain keyrings were reused old ones so they are slightly different lengths and chain types.
How to make a button cluster key ring
How to make a button cluster key ring
These really were easy peasy lemon squeezy to make and came out kind of cute. I love buttons, and collect button crafts on a pinterest board if you want to check out more ideas. I'm now thinking these little button clusters would be nice on a long pendant or make sweet bag charms (does anyone else still like a bag charm or are they really so 2008 darling?!)
I've got a few more button themed key rings in the pipeline that I'll be sharing soon, hope you like buttons too!
All the top quality photos in this post were taken by our daughter, you can find her website here
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I'll be linking up this project at all these lovely link parties

41 comments:

  1. I LOVE these..they are so cute! Thanks for inspiring me today!

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  2. Very cute and, as always, stunning photos xx

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    1. Thanks Josie, I'll tell my daughter as she took the photos of the finished items for me with her fancy camera (you can tell when I manage to time it so I finish things whilst she is home for the holidays, that's when the lovely clear pictures appear!)

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  3. These are really cute and you could even do the colors to give off an ombre look. These would make great gifts!

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    1. Funny you should say that Carrie, but whilst I was making these I thought about doing an ombre effect, I just didn't have enough suitable buttons but I agree, I think it would look great.

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  4. So cute and I love how easy they are to make as well. Thanks for sharing

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  5. Very nice and I do still like bag charms!!!

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  6. These are so cute. I've seen jewelry like this but with beads of some sort. I wouldn't have even thought they were buttons at first without the title and looking closely. I can see myself putting these on a necklace or bracelet even. Hehe. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

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    1. Thanks Brittnei, I am thinking I might need to make myself a necklace too - I have plenty of jump rings left, I just need to see if I have enough tiny buttons! A bracelet is a lovely idea, a matching set would make a great Christmas gift.

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  7. This is adorable! I need one for my keys!

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  8. Love this project! Scrap busting AND recycling all in one. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. (There's a giveaway for linked up entries.)

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  9. Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing :-)
    Greetings Ronja Lotte
    (www.nur-noch.blogspot.de)

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  10. So cute and simple! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. What a fabulous idea! I love clusters anyway, but to add them to a key-ring is simply genius!! What a great gift idea too.... :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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  12. I found you!!! Thanks for popping over to my blog. Thought I would return the visit. Love these key rings. I have some pretty buttons and I've never quite worked out what to do with them. Now I know :)

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    1. Hooray! I love buttons too, it is nice to actually use them for something occasionally!

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  13. Great idea! These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this project at Monday Handmade Linkup Party! :)

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  14. Such a cute and practical craft. Love it. Pinned.

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  15. What a great way to use up odd buttons! I think I will be making some of these as small Christmas gifts! A x

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    1. They would be perfect for those people who you just give a little something to, a little thing to pop in a card maybe.

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  16. This is such a great idea for using all the random buttons I have. Thanks for sharing it with Hump Day Happenings.

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  17. I love how cute and simple these are! Thank you for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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  18. I LOVE this...so cute...I love that you can totally customize it to your taste. Pinning now!

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  19. Those key rings a beautiful! I love the idea. And I have so many buttons... mmm... Maybe I'll make one during the week end...

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    1. Sounds like a plan, it's nice to find time for crafting over the weekends if you can.

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  20. These are cute! I've seen a lot of button cluster things, but I've never looked at a tutorial before. They're not as difficult as I'd imagined!

    Visiting from What to do Weekends. =)

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  21. I love these keyring and I agree, they'd make a fab necklace too
    Claire xx

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    1. Thanks Claire, yes, I think I'm going to give it a go, a button necklace is just my cup of tea!

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  22. I'm always looking for unique, easy, and inexpensive gifts to make for friends and family around the holidays; these are perfect! So glad you linked up at #wineddown Wednesday :)

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  23. These are so eyecatching and such a great way to make use of pretty buttons (instead of squirreling them away in a jar like I usually do). I've featured this over at this week's Craftastic Monday party - if you haven't already, grab yourself a Featured On button:)

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    1. That's such lovely new Cheryl, thank you. I do have a box full of buttons too, but it is nice to use them for something cute ow and again.

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  24. So much fun! I'm featuring you today at Mabey She Made It. Thanks for linking up to the Do Tell Tuesday party!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, you have collected together such lovely ideas I am very honoured to be included.

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  25. These are so stinking cute! I will have to make one for my ugly key ring! Thanks so much for linking up to The Wednesday Roundup!

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  26. Hi Julia while I was on another post I saw this and had to come see, I like them too for BCA, Im gogo for pink right now, can you tell. Enjoy your weekend!!

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  27. I really like the idea!
    Julia, your blog is so interesting!

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