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Friday, 11 May 2012

Olympic Countdown - 11 Weeks to go - Olympic Keyrings

Just 11 weeks to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics. This week I made some London keyrings inspired by these over at Sarah Ortega.
I have never had Jenga so couldn't use Jenga blocks to make these key rings. Instead, I used 7 x 2 x 1.2 cm blocks of wood. I bought a 1.5m long piece of 2cm wide, 1.2cm deep wood from B&Q and used a saw to make the 7 cm blocks. Make you sand the raw edges where you sawed and then you are ready to go!


7cm x 2cm x 1.2cm wooden blocks
Screw Eyes
Key Ring
Wrapping paper/maps etc.
Mod podge (or I use a mix of PVA and varnish)


1. Draw round all four sides of your block plus the bottom. Cut these out.

2. Using the hammer and a nail, make a small guide hole in the top of the block by gently knocking the nail into the top. Attach the key ring into the screw eye and screw into the guide hole you just made.

3. Modpodge the first side and stick the corresponding piece of paper on. Repeat with all four sides and the base. Cover the whole key ring with modpodge and leave to dry (I hang them by the key ring on a paintbrush which is suspended from two cups)

These technique is versatile an adaptable to creating keyrings for any occasion!

For my London Olympic keyrings I used...London tube map, Union Jack wrapping paper and crown wrapping paper (left over from the Olympic Storage Boxes).

You could also use magazines, wallpaper or scrapbook paper to create a totally unique keyring

So have a look in your stash and see what great papers are waiting to be transformed into cute keyrings

Love Rebecca

Linking to...

The Grant Life 
Naptime Crafters 
Six Sisters' Stuff
Family Ever After
Tatertots and Jello 
Positively Splendid 
Making the World Cuter 
Rae Gun Ramblings
Sew Much Ado
Fireflies and Jellybeans
A Creative Princess


  1. Nice..I like how simple they are yet beautiful!

  2. Please can I have one to go in my olympic bag. Please Please xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Very cute idea. I can't wait to try these. I possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing.

    1. They are indeed! I loev making these with different papers - they look so cute!

  4. These are awesome! I am sooo excited for the Olympics..! I would be tickled Pink if you would stop by and share these with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/05/pink-hippo-party-78.html
    I am your newest follower~

  5. I second that motion! - These are AWESOME!! I am such an Anglophile, and the Tube Map one especially appeals to me. So cute!! I found you on 'Making the world Cuter' I'm going to follow you on GFC Connect. I hope you'll follow me back! :-)

  6. These are super cute. I can't wait for the Olympics to start. I would love if you linked it to my "show Off Mondays" link party. Found your blog through CRAFT. Way cute.



  7. These are so cute. I have actually never seen the Olympics but hope to watch them for the first time this year.

  8. Wow, these are so awesome. We are getting super excited for the Olympics! I didn't realize how close they really are.

  9. I love these! Very cute and a great gift idea!

  10. These are too adorable! I'm thinking of all the things I could put on these to personalize them!

    I'm your newest follower!

  11. i love these! I'm definitely gonna do this!


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