Having recently given each of my kids their first house key because they’re finally old enough to be home alone for short periods of time, I’ve also been intent on finding creative ways to help and teach them how to recognize their own keys, not lose them, and keep them handy but safe. That’s why we’ve been coming up with cute ideas for making our own key rings and holders lately! I’m a pretty big sewing and fabric crafts enthusiast, so I definitely saw an opportunity to use up some scrap fabric in a cute, productive way while we’re at it. These adorable felt star key holders that we made last week were the result!
As usual, I decided to document the process of making at least one of the key holders so I can show other crafters how they were done. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Grey thread
- A sewing needle
- Felt (white and grey)
- A Key ring
- Polka dotted grey ribbon or fabric (my ribbon already came with lace trim edging)
- Hot glue
- A pencil
Gather your materials!
Thread your needle with grey thread! I put the end through the eye of my needle and then pulled enough thread through until I had about ten inches on either side. Cut the thread free and knot the two tips of what you’ve threaded together. Set this aside for the moment while you cut out the pieces you’ll stitch later.
Cut a length from your ribbon that’s six inches long and set it side. This will make up the strap of your key holder later. Now, use your pencil to draw the shape of a five point start on your sheet of white felt that’s about two inches wide and two inches tall. Then draw another start- the same kind- one your sheet of grey felt, but this time slightly smaller. You want to be able to later the stars later so that the white one shows around the edges of the grey one like a border. Cut each start out.