Mother’s Day Key Chains


By Krisha of Jacks & Kate for I Heart Nap Time.

I’m a very sentimental person, especially when it comes to things my babies made for me. I have 6 years worth of Mother’s Day gifts saved up and I treasure every single one of them! I’m banking that most moms also love getting homemade gifts from their little ones. So today, I’m going to show you a simple way to turn your kid’s artwork into a key chain.

Mother's Day Key Chains

Mother’s Day Key Chains


Canvas material
Key rings
Jump rings
Modge Podge
Foam brush
Sewing machine
Sewing marker (disappearing ink)
Small circle template


Mother's Day Key Chains

Mother’s Day Key Chains

Mother's Day Key Chains

Mother’s Day Key Chains

First, cut a square piece of the canvas material. Then, using your circle template (I used a small glass) and trace a circle with your sewing marker. Within each circle, make a small dot where the jump ring will be inserted. This will let your kids know not to draw in that spot.

Next, have your kids color a picture in the circles. You do not need special crayons, regular crayons are fine. When they have finished coloring, cut around the traced circle. I cut mine in a square, to give me plenty of room for sewing. Cut another square in the same size from another piece of canvas.

Mother's Day Key Chains

Mother’s Day Key Chains

With the drawing facing up, sew along the circle, all the way around leaving an inch opening. Then, fill with stuffing and close up opening. Trim around the circle, making sure not to cut into what you have sewn.

Finally, apply a single layer, or more if you choose of Modge Podge. Make sure to coat the cut edge, as this will deter any raveling. This will preserve the drawing for many years! Once dried, trim off any loose threads and poke a small hole near the top of the drawing. Insert jump ring into hole, then attach to larger key ring.

Mother's Day Key Chains

Mother’s Day Key Chains

My kid’s are so proud of their artwork key chains. I think they turned out adorable!!  Happy Mother’s Day!

If you like this sewing project, check out this strawberry bag pattern by Jacks & Kate.

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Hi, I’m Krisha from Jacks And Kate! I’m a stay at home Mom to three kids Jackson 4 {Jacks}, Savannah Kate 3 {Kate}, and Annabelle Louise 1 {Annie or Lulu}. As you might imagine, things can get a little crazy. I sew to keep myself sane! The funny thing is, I used to not like sewing. Even funnier, I still don’t like it all that much. I do however, LOVE creating and designing. That’s where the real fun happens!!

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  1. Ana+Love+Craft posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:27 am (#

    I love the gorgeous key chains! Lovely idea!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  2. Jermaine posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:31 am (#

    Wow! Very cool idea. For gift basket ideas for Mother’s Day you can check my website

  3. Laura posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:04 am (#

    These are so adorable! I am definitely saving this idea for when my son is older and doesn’t try to eat the crayons/markers :)

  4. Cassi posted on May 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm (#

    What mother wouldn’t love to receive something as sweet as this! I’ll be featuring them on The Crafty Crow soon :)

  5. MelissaLee posted on August 22, 2014 at 6:42 am (#

    Although keys are not that much noticeable thing then also a stylish key chain will give your keys a different look…just select the right key chain which suits your keys…