At MOPS tomorrow, I’m having the moms make ribbon key chains for their craft. We make these every year in MOPS. They are one of my favorite crafts! I thought I would share how to make them since I was already making a few examples of them to share with the girls tomorrow.
Here are the supplies you need…
- 1 inch cotton webbing (This can be bought by the yard at craft/fabric stores)
- 3/4 inch ribbon
- 7/8 inch heat-n-bond
- 1 1/4 inch end tip key fob hardware (bought online)
- tape measure
- Pliers (I used needle nose pliers)
- Iron and ironing board/or hard surface
The first thing you want to do is to cut your cotton webbing, ribbon and heat-n-bond strip. We are making them 8 inches long, but if you want them longer, I would suggest 10 inches.
Next, turn your ribbon over and attach the heat-n-bond to the back side of the ribbon. You want to put the adhesive side on the ribbon and the paper side-up. Run the iron over the paper for a couple of seconds. Don’t leave the iron on too long or the adhesive may dissolve.
Allow the adhesive to cool, then peel the paper backing off of the adhesive.
Next, center the ribbon with the adhesive side down on the webbing and run over with the iron. You may want to cover your ribbon with a towel and then run the iron over it so that the colors of the ribbon do not bleed. ( At this point, you could run the webbing through your sewing machine and do a straight stitch down both sides of the ribbon to give it a finished look. We are obviously not going to sew ours at MOPS.)
Next, fold the webbing in half with the ribbon side up and slide it into the key chain hardware. Use your pliers to clamp the hardware around the webbing. Make sure you crimp the hardware as tight as you can. It helps if you have someone hold the keychain while you clamp it, or else the webbing tends to slide around.
Attach it to you keys and you are done!
There are lots of color options of webbing if you don’t want black! These are the 3 colors I’m using for our craft tomorrow.
Here is the box of ribbon for the girls to choose from to make their key chains. There are tons of options and you can personalize these to your style.
Have a great afternoon!