Pressed Flower Keychains

Nature is full of beauty, and these Pressed Flower Keychains are a fun way to bring some of it into our crafting.

How to Make Pressed Flower Keychains

These keychains only require a few supplies, and they’re an easy project for crafters of all ages. You can create several of these in less than half an hour, so you can make some for yourself and some to share as gifts! Just gather the materials below, and let’s get started.

Materials

Instructions

Peel off the protective film on the keychain, then apply a thin layer of glue all over one side.

I specifically recommend Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue because it’s acid free and won’t discolor your flowers. (I tried this project with another adhesive, and my flowers turned yellow.) I like to squeeze some glue from the broad tip onto the keychain, then use a sponge brush to spread it out.

Use tweezers to help you place dried flowers face down on top of the glue.

There is no right or wrong way to arrange the flowers! Try different color combinations, as well as combining different sized blooms.

You can keep it very simple with just one or two flowers, or create a whole arrangement. Using small filler flowers in the empty spots can be a fun way to add different textures.

Apply a layer of glue to the back of the flowers.

You’ll want to do this carefully, because pressed flowers are fragile. I like to squeeze some glue in one spot, then use a brush or my finger to gently spread it out in all directions, making sure all the flowers are covered. It’s ok if this layer of glue is thick; it will dry clear.

Let your project dry completely before moving on.

I know it’s tempting to rush the process, but let your keychains dry for several hours or even overnight so that the glue can set.

Add keychain hardware.

Use pliers to add a jump ring to the hole in the acrylic keychain and attach the chain and keyring. If you like, you can finish it off by adding a colored tassel that matches your flowers.

Once your keychain is assembled, it’s ready to use or to share as a gift with someone special.

Crafting Tips

  • Save any leftover pressed flowers for other projects. You can use them to make beautiful bookmarks, framed art, and more.
  • If one of your flowers loses a petal while you’re working, just glue the petal where it should have been.
  • Try mixing together flowers of all different sizes and colors to create your own unique combinations.
  • Embrace the imperfections! When crafting with natural materials, things will not always be perfect or symmetrical. Enjoy their beauty as is, and don’t worry about things you can’t control.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get pressed flowers in the winter?

You can find all kinds of beautiful pressed flowers on Amazon year round. There are lots of varieties and colors to choose from.

How do I attach the hardware to the keychain?

Use a needle nose pliers to gently twist the jump ring open and slide it through the hole in the acrylic. Slip the chain with the keyring onto the jump ring, then use pliers to twist it shut.

More Keychain Projects

Check out these other quick and fun keychain project ideas!

If you make your own Pressed Flower Keychains, or any of these other projects, I’d love to see how they turn out. Hop on over to the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group, so you can share photos of what you’ve been working on, and we can all inspire each other. Hope to see you there!

Pressed Flower Keychains

Craft with the beauty of nature, making these pretty floral keychains with real pressed flowers!
Author: Amy Latta

Equipment

  • paintbrush
  • tweezers
  • needle nose pliers

Materials

  • pressed flowers
  • acrylic keychain kit
  • Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue

Instructions

  • Peel off the protective film on the keychain, then apply a thin layer of glue all over one side.
  • Use tweezers to help you place dried flowers face down on top of the glue.
  • Apply a layer of glue to the back of the flowers.
  • Let your project dry completely before moving on.
  • Add keychain hardware.

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