Blush and gold is one of my favorite color schemes. Pair these two together and you can’t go wrong. I keep seeing the cutest key chains at coach, kate spade, and other fine stores but I felt I could tackle this project myself. I used this tutorial over at LovelyIndeed blog, you can get step by step instructions there. I revamped mine a bit and added a little gold twist to it. I am absolutely in love with it and I’m sure my keys enjoy dressing up too! I have also clipped it to a clutch of mine and revived that as well! So many options!
I started out by cutting my strip of leather (or faux leather) to 10 inches x 4 1/2 inches. I then wanted to spruce it up by modge podging gold leaf to it. I added gold leaf all the way across the leather leaving about an inch at the top without gold leaf. I intentionally scattered the gold leaf imperfectly. I liked that it had an organic feel to it!
After I let the gold leaf dry (about an hour), I brushed a very light coat of modge podge on top of the gold leaf to set it. I also made sure I lightly removed any excess gold leaf.
I sliced each section with about 1/4 of an inch space between each cut and left roughly an inch on top uncut.
I then used super glue to adhere the clip attached to the strip of leather and started to roll the fringe leather around that piece. As you can see I opted for a clip rather than a key ring. I felt like it would be more versatile.
And voila! Isn’t it pretty! Obsessed.
Love this key chain and want to dress up your keys? Guess what… I made an extra one!
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Winner will be announced Friday 03/29! Xoxo
: Congrats to Christina C.! We’ll be in touch 😉