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Hi Nifty Thrifty readers!

My name is Allison and I blog at little lovelies, where I share all sorts of creative things. I am a wife of 6 years and working mom to my 2 year old son. I’ve been blogging for about a year and half, but creating for as long as I can remember. I love cross stitch and embroidery, and when I’m not working, cleaning, mom-ing, or crafting, I love to read (so…about 5 minutes a week). I’d love for you to stop by my blog and say hi!

I thought I’d share one of my favorite easy crafts — monogram key chains. These are quick, easy, and are great to make as a group craft.

Here is what you will need:

small wood pieces

cut out letters or stickers

Mod Podge

small and medium key chain rings

drill and 332 drill bit (not pictured)

Start by painting a thin layer of Mod Podge on one side of the block and sticking the letter on.

Paint on a few thin layers of Mod Podge over the letter, letting each coat dry in between. I chose to paint only the front side of the wood block with the letter on it.

After letting it completely dry, drill a hole near the top of the block. I used a 332 drill bit after experimenting with some smaller ones. Loop the ring through the hole — it is a bit tricky to fit the ring through, and pliers help with this part. After you get the ring through, that’s it — you’re done!

That’s it — a quick, easy and totally cute project!

Great to give away. Great to make a couple for yourself.


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    Nana Diana
    Saturday August 25th, 2012 at 03:53 PM

    That is a really cute idea. Something kids could do with a little help for a teacher as a little add on. Wouldn’t it be cute with a school emblem on one side and the teacher’s initial on the other? xo Diana

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 07:45 PM

      Thank you so much, Diana! ;) That would be such a cute idea!
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Saturday August 25th, 2012 at 05:28 PM

    Now this is something I could make for the whole family, for Christmas. Such a great idea!

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    Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 02:59 AM

    I love how simple these are!! I just through away an entire set of keys a few days ago (keys to my old house and old car … neither of which I have anymore), so my new key ring is in need of some love! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 07:51 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Kelsey! ;)
      I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!
      xo! Vanessa

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    Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 07:20 AM

    Very cute and easy, those would be great gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Very cute realy. Great idea.

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    Sunday August 26th, 2012 at 02:43 PM

    Very sweet idea! Could work also on larger scale bits of wood too for decoration purposes…thank you so much for sharing!

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    Friday September 14th, 2012 at 08:45 AM

    Those are great.

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