Chalkboard Reminder Keychain

Hey friends! It’s Aki from Minted Strawberry again here to share another DIY with you – I always ALWAYS make lists – I have tons of notepads and notebooks for that. Sadly, I forget them at home most of the time, and making lists on my phone is just not my thing. I’ve made quite a few lists that I am sure to not forget, and here’s an addition to that! It’s perfect to hook to your set of keys, your bag, a lanyard, or anything you take regularly. Use a fine-tip chalk marker or pencil to list your needs on the backside, and erase when you are done! And as a bonus, download the free png file for these designs if you want to make your own exact one!

Chalkboard Reminder Keychain

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Supplies:

  • 2″ or 2.5″ wood circle
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • 1/8″ hole punch
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod podge (Matte or Gloss)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Vinyl letters or Template (download here, for personal use only!)
  • Keychain
  • Jump rings

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Take a piece of sandpaper and sand your circle, making sure to file the edges and round them off.

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Drill the hole where you want to hang it – use a smaller bit to drill a pilot hole, before using a bigger drill bit to drill a 1/8″ hole onto your circle – this is to ensure your wood does not split as it is thin.

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Paint your circle, starting with the sides. I used about 2 coats of black chalkboard paint – but you can use any other color! Match it with your scrapbook paper or go with a completely different hue.

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Take a piece of scrapbook paper and cut a circle the same size as your wood circle.

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Mark the back of your paper circle with where the hole is on your wooden circle, and use the guide to punch a hole on the paper.

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Align the holes together and mod podge the paper onto the wooden circle – add one coat of mod podge on the wooden circle, stick your paper circle on it and add two coats on top to ensure the paper gets thoroughly covered.

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Finally, attach your vinyl wording! You can use the template provided or make your own – I think a monogram design would be great as well.

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Finally, attach your circles onto a keychain ring using jump rings.

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And you are done! I attached the big one onto my set of keys and the small one onto my grocery bag – but I find I’m using the bigger one more as there is more space to write on it. No more forgetting to go to certain stores for me!

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Don’t forget to visit my blog for more tutorials like this and free downloads! Happy crafting, friends!

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Comments

  1. 1

    these are so adorable! great for birthday and Christmas presents!xx

  2. 2

    So cute and I love that they’re chalkboard! We had a chalkboard themed wedding and I did a lot of DIY for it, these would have been great to give away for the bridal party or family at least. I will have to get on it myself!

  3. 3

    These key chains are super cute! You did a great job!