DIY infinity symbol leather lanyard – Tutorial

8:00:00 AM

Hello darlings!






So, you are back from the super market and you are standing outside your house with a toddler in your hip, since she didn’t want to sit in the stroller, your groceries in bags hanging from your soon-to-be-detached-by-the-force-of-gravity fingers, the stroller slipping towards the road with the rest of I-just-need-a-couple-of-things groceries on every available surface and your other hand in your oversized bag frantically trying to find your keys.
Sound familiar? To quote Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade:


I have one big and very heavy set of keys that has the cunning ability to disappear when I need it the most. So I decided enough is enough! I need a way to find my keys quickly. I need a large lanyard that would be difficult to pull a disappearing act in the depths of my bag. So I made an infinite one! I am kidding. I just made a large infinity symbol one. Take a look how I did it.


Supplies


A 4cm x 10cm piece of soft suede leather
Hot glue and hot glue gun (I also use these cause I have a tendency to burn my fingers, but if you are not a dork like me you can go without)

Key ring(s)
A pair of scissors




Procedure
The procedure is super easy and I am not just saying that! **Sorry for the quality of the photos, I took then late last night when Natalia was asleep**


You take your leather cord and turn it into an oval shape. Place your key ring through the cord.




Pinch the oval in the middle to form the infinity symbol. The key ring is going to be on the one side of the symbol. You can use two key rings and have one in each loop of the symbol, it’s up to you.
With your hot glue gun, glue one of the open ends to the side.




Then glue the other open end. Hold together until the glue cools and dries.



Now take your suede leather and glue it in the center of the infinity symbol to cover the open ends.



Fold it around the center a couple of times and glue it close.





You are done! See? Told you it was easy! I hope this will work and I’ll not have to do another size upgrade!






Now let’s see, where did I put my glasses?


Lots of love





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30 comments

  1. That is a wicked cool keychain. I have an infinity symbol tattoo, so this would go perfectly with that :) Love it.

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  2. I just love this! I need to try and make one. I could always use a keychain!

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  3. This is a really beautiful key-holder!!! So chic!

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  4. I didn't realize it was that simple. I could make that in no time and who doesn't love the infinity symbol.

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  5. This is a great idea. I already have everything I need to make a few this weekend.

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  6. Love the rustic look of it! Your writing style is pretty humorous. I was thinking LOL a few times :)

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  7. I saw some similar ones being sold in Barcelona for an extortionate amount so this DIY has come in handy

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  8. Oh shit! I wanna try and make this for my husband! I think he would really love it!

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  9. Ohh this is a great idea! This could be a lovely gift to the family and friends for this coming christmas! And its not difficult for my daughter to help!

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  10. You are so crafty. This is an awesome idea. You quick and easy to do. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is such a great idea. Lovely tutorial with loads of photos - thank you!

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  12. Oh now that is an awesome idea to make your own lanyard, I can imagine it making for a good present DIY as well.

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  13. I love it. Fun and functional. 😁 I'm not carrying a kid on my hip, but it seems like my arms are always full and I'm always rummaging for my keys. What a great solution.

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  14. This is awesome I love the look and it doesnt seem to difficult to make! Ty for sharing!

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  15. Nice, that was really simple and perfect DIY idea to get that infinity symbol keychain.

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  16. LOVE it. I have this obsession with one of a kid keychains and I will definitely try to make this on afternoon. I am not the best DYIer but this looks pretty simple. Thanks!

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  17. It is a cool DIY and definitely solves the struggle to find the keys.
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  18. pretty easy diy , i would love to try. thanks for sharing

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  19. That's so cool and looks really easy to boot, great idea

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  20. For someone who doesn't believe in a forever, I love infinity merch!! This one looks so amazing! It has kind of a rusty antique look too!

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  21. i feel like my husband would really appreciate this. he really likes handmade items and this has a nice rugged touch.

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  22. Now that is a really cool key chain idea. Easy to make is the best part.

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  23. I love the infinity symbol and it is cool that you have turned it into a DIY lanyard. Do you think I could make it out of faux leather as I am a vegetarian? x

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  24. This is so cool. I'll have to make one for my hubby. He needs to replace his keychain. Thank you!

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  25. This sounds so simple! I could make that in no time and who doesn't love the infinity symbol.

    Best,
    Suchi

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  26. wow that is an unique and interesting idea! With that lanyard I am sure you will never lose a key.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  27. This is so cute and what an easy gift idea. Could make these up in a large batch for a favor too. Add your business card.

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  28. This is an awesome idea. Easy to do yet so cute! It really is a very interesting craft.

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  29. I could use one of these. I always have problems finding my keys in my purse. I really like how easy it is to make.

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  30. I love infinity merchandise long last and easy to make I made two keychains this there super cool.

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