DIY Keychain with Beads and Butterflies

This cute and super easy to make keychain with beads and butterflies makes a perfect gift or a fashionable touch to your home keys. Just a few supplies and lots of love are needed to make it and you will love it.

I love keychains and usually the bigger the better LOL. It is easier to find keys in the purse and it’s a little something to our home sweet home keys, isn’t it?.

Besides, I so love beads and butterflies so I put them together to create a cute Keychain for myself!

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How to Make a Keychain with Beads and Butterflies

I made this you see in the photo and I love it so so much, that I thought it would be nice to share it with you.

I’ve always loved big keychains. I remember having one of those Disney’s koosh ball ones with Winnie the Pooh and different other Disney characters.

Remember them?

Or am I too old?

Ahem, let’s move on…

What kind of beads do you need to make this Keychain?

This project is all about imagination and what you love the most, so I can’t tell you what kind of beads to use.

For this particular project, I used metallic separator beads. One ceramic one for the top and then the butterflies.

What I can give you is a few tips so you can choose the most appropriate beads:

  • Make sure the hole in the beads will allow your ribbon to go through.
  • Find good quality ones so it won’t get damaged inside the purse.
  • Play with size and colors depending on the style you are aiming for.
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What kind of ribbon is best for a Keychain.

That’s another tricky question!

I mean, you can use whatever you want, from cords to yarn and ribbons. What is really important is the use you will give to it so you can make it durable.

This one probably would have lasted a lot longer if I had used cords or leather, but I love white and I love organza so that was my choice. I also used a keychain clasp because I love to switch keychains so I can play around.

You can use your favorite material as long as it fits the hole in your beads.

Supplies needed for the Keychain:

  • Ribbon
  • Beads and separators
  • Ornaments (Butterflies)
  • Jumprings (3mm)
  • Needles (jewelry)
  • Keychain clasp 
  • Scissors and pliers
  • Lighter (optional)
Keychain with Beads and Butterflies supplies

I used a white organza ribbon. I so love organza because it’s so delicate and elegant.

First thing, cut 2 long strips of ribbon, it doesn’t have to be the same size, just make them double the size of the length you want each keychain string to be.

showing  strip of ribbon
showing 2 long strips of ribbon

Fold them in half (or leave one side longer than the other =D) and insert the folded end through the clasp hole.

inserting the clasp through the folded ribbon

When it’s out, leave a few centimeters, insert the other end (both ends) through the folded end and pull all the cord down and tighten!

inserting both ends through the folded end
showing the knot made in the clasp

You should have something like this:

showing the brooch with the two knotted ribbons

Insert all 4 strips into a decorative bead.

showing a decorative bead on the ribbons

Make a tight knot to keep it in place.

knot made at the bottom of the decorative bead

With a lighter burn a bit the ends of the strings to avoid fraying.

burning the ends of the strings a little with a lighter to prevent them from fraying.

Now in one string insert a bead and make a knot.

nserting a bead on one of the strings and tie a knot.

Repeat the process at different distances in every string

showing three beads on one of the ribbon and with their respective knots.

For the butterflies ends, insert a headpin (I used eye pins because I didn’t have headpins) into the spacer and then the butterfly.

inserting a headpin  into the spacer
inserting a headpin and the spacer into the butterfly

With a needle-nosed pliers (is what I’ve got back then, round-nosed pliers are better lol) make a swirl with the wire you got left.

making a swirl with the excess wire with the help of a round nose pliers

Insert a jump ring in that swirl. Repeat the process with the other 3 strings.

Inserting a jump ring in that swirl

Insert the end of a string in the jump ring.

Inserting the end of a string in the jump ring.

Make a Knot very tight and hide the ribbon ends inside the last bead.

showing finished process

Repeat the process with all the strings.

Finally, since I had only 3 butterflies and 4 strips, I added an extra decorative bead to the 4th end!

Not bad right?

That’s it!

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Now it’s time to add the keys!

So this is it, and I LOOOOVE it!!!

view of Easy DIY Keychain with Beads and Butterflies

What do you think? Cute or what???

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    1. Thanks Sandra, so happy to have you visiting! Oh yeah it could make a great gift! I hadn’t thought about it that way Thanks for you idea LOL

  1. Thanks you soooo much ladies. All you comments, ideas, love and caring always makes me smile and love you more! I read and enjoy each and everyone of your comments but not always I’m able to replay individually as I like to but I wanted you to know that I DO READ and appreciate it! Love you all!!!


  2. If i haven’t said it enough…thank you for always giving suc great pictures and tutorials. I love crafting but am not great at neither directions nor straight lines! You make it soo easy to get my craft on! Thanks girl!

  3. Hola Cami! Esto esta super lindo. Me lo puedo imaginar tambien como un marcador de paginas para los que aun leemos libros verdad? Gracias por compartir su creatividad con nosotros! La vine a visitar de la fiesta de The Princess and her Cowboys!
    Que pase una bonita semana!

  4. This is so pretty! My keychain is horrid looking so I really have a crush on yours. Thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty my friend! And thanks for hosting the Silly Hop too. Lots of great new followers and I added you to my updated party page.

  5. These are such a cute idea! I used to love key chains when I was a little girl. If I have a girl it should be something fun I could make with her. Me encanta que tu hablas en espanol e ingles en los aportes! Very cool! I was definitely looking to do a face lift on my site at some point so I made sure I followed your Pinterest and Twitter accounts to get some inspiration and ideas on how to do some interesting things! Have a great weekend! <3