Make a custom picture keychain charm with this easy step-by-step personalized photo keychain tutorial!
Turn your favorite photographs into personalized picture keychains! A personalized photo keychain is an easy homemade gift idea kids, and adults can make for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or a birthday. And DIY Photo charms also make a great wedding favor idea.
Making custom picture keychains is easy. Even children can make DIY keychains with pictures! Make DIY keychains with pictures for parents, grandparents, or someone you love today! You may also enjoy learning how to make picture necklaces.
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How to Make Keychains with Pictures
Gather the photo keychain charm craft supplies you’d like to use, and follow the easy step-by-step instructions to learn how to make keychains with pictures.
Another fun idea is to make fingerprint art keychains and backpack charms or thumbprint heart keychains. Click on the link for the step-by-step directions to make these fun homemade picture pendants and charms.
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DIY Picture Keychain Craft Supplies
Choose the type of photo pendant shapes that you would like to use to make DIY picture charms from the materials list below.
- Small personal photographs
- Detail craft scissors or precision knife and cutting mat
- Diamond Glaze
- Photo pendant charms with glass cabochon – photo keychain making options (choose at least one photo charm from the list below):
- oval photo pendant trays with oval glass cabochons
- round picture pendant charms with round cabochons
- heart photo pendant charms with glass heart cabochons
- variety pack; heart, round, square, and teardrop trays with glass cabochons
- Keyring for picture keychains (choose at least one photo key chain and key ring)
- Metal Swivel lanyard snap hook with keyring
- Bronze key ring (for bronze picture charms)
- Antique bronze lobster claw small trigger snaps hook (for bronze photo charms)
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DIY Picture Keychain Charms Video Tutorial
This step-by-step photo charm video tutorial shares how to make picture necklace photo jewelry. Make picture keychains the same way that picture necklaces are. The only difference is the final step. Put personalized picture keychains onto a keyring with a lanyard instead of a necklace chain to finish them.
Get the written photo keychain directions below the picture charms video.
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Personalized Photo Keychain Step By Step Tutorial
Step 1 – Select a photograph or photographs to make into personalized photo keychain charms.
- Select a photograph to make one photo keychain or several photographs to make a bunch of picture keychains.
- Place a glass cabochon over each photograph to find the pictures that fit into the picture keychain or photo charm pendant tray.
Step 2 – Trace glass cabochon over each photo to create a keychain picture frame.
- Place glass cabochon over the photo and use a marker to trace it. Skip this step if you use a precision knife and cutting mat to cut out the photograph or photographs for your personalized photo charms.
Step 3 – Cut out the photograph or photographs for picture keychain photo charms.
- Use scissors or a precision knife and cutting mat to cut out the photograph or photographs for the number of photo keychain charms you want to make.
Step 4 – Glue the photograph into the photo keychain charm pendant tray.
- Use diamond glaze adhesive to glue a photograph into a picture keychain pendant tray of the same shape.
- Wipe the edges of photo charms with a damp cloth to clean off any excess adhesive.
- Allow photo keychain charms to dry overnight.
Step 5 – Attach Photo Charms to Keychains to Finish Picture Keychains.
- Open the split ring and attach the lanyard swivel hook to the personalized picture keychains.
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More Ideas for Personalized Keychain Charms and Pendant Necklaces
There are many fun and easy ways to use pendants to make homemade personalized necklaces and keychains. Click on the links for all the DIY details!
- Picture Necklaces Photo Jewelry Tutorial
- Fingerprint Flower Necklaces or Keychains
- Fingerprint art necklaces and Fingerprint Art Keychain and Backpack Charms
- Thumbprint Heart Necklaces and Thumbprint Heart Keychains (pictured below)
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Personalized Photo Keychain Picture Charms Homemade Gift Idea
Personalized photo keychain charms, thumbprint heart keychains, and photo necklaces make an easy homemade gift idea for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or a birthday.
Custom picture keychains also make a great wedding favor idea. Turn your favorite photographs into one-of-a-kind keepsakes that friends and family will treasure for years to come!
You may also enjoy making personalized fingerprint magnets, necklaces, fingerprint keychains, and backpack charms!
For more gift ideas, check out our Ultimate Gift Guide for Families, homemade gifts for dad, or these gorgeous handmade gifts that even kids can make.
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