Wood Bead & Leather Key Chain

How do you carry your keys?  Do you have a boring old key chain from the auto dealership or something more cute and fun?  I used to have a cute one and then it fell apart.  It was then replaced with a plastic and (boring!) one.  I decided it was time to carry my keys in style again, because why not?  So, I took some inspiration from my favorite trend of wooden bead garlands and created today's key chain project. I've had this mass of wood beads lying around just waiting to be used for something simple and adorable just like this DIY.

Wood Bead & Leather Key Chain

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Key ring


Wood Beads 

Craft paint colors of your choice


I started with an old key ring I had on hand.  I tied on a leather piece, matching the ends together and making sure it was long enough to handle several beads and still be knotted at the end.  Next, I painted my pre-drilled wood beads in gold, black, and white.  Finally, thread them on and tie a tight knot at the end. 

It looks great with my planner and either my black or brown purse.  Now I'm rockin a super cute key chain!  What colors will you make yours?

Want another fun project using wood beads?  I made this cute Wood Bead and Tassel Garland.  See the full project HERE.

To life feeling like home!


  1. […] Wood Bead and Leather Key Chain – My Life From Home […]

  2. I can’t wait to make one. I can use a new key chain. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party. Pinned & shared.

  3. […] Wood Bead and Leather Key Chain – My Life From Home […]

  4. Lori says:

    Love it! What a fun craft idea. Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It 🙂

  5. Well thats adorable and easy. Thanks for sharing and have a great day! BTW, I’m visiting you from Thrifty Thursday.

  6. Pamela Smith says:

    i love it! It looks great and very ‘fashionable!’

  7. Rachel says:

    Love it! I am always loosing my keys to the purse monster at the bottom. This would make them easier to find!

  8. so simple and great looking….a fabulous way to add style to everyday moments! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

  9. This is s cute idea. Plus you will be able to find it in your purse. Pinned.

  10. I love this, such a stylish idea and so easy to make! I have tons of beads too! So many ideas and not enough time!

  11. Ariel says:

    Cute! I’d probably do mine in all kinds of crazy colours

  12. Clarissa says:

    Love this project! Easy, and looks store-bought! <3 It would be fun to do a pastel/rose gold version for spring too 🙂

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  13. Amanda says:

    So pretty! I love it – I need a good keychain, I can never keep track of my keys!

  14. Amy says:

    How fun this key chain is and maybe, I will be able to find my keys! Thanks.

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