Sparkling Allison

American expat in Denmark, mom, lover of sparkles and staplers, avid book club member.

Wood Bead Keychain DIY

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Calvin's vuggestue (daycare) closed fairly unexpectedly a few weeks ago. Everyone was very sad about it. We had to rush to find him a new placement as soon as possible. It was stressful but probably worked out for the better for us, as now Calvin is at a new vuggestue literally located behind our house.

Calvin was close to two pedagogues (what Danes call their daycare providers, as they are all trained and certified educators) in particular, so I made these wood bead key chains as thank you gifts for them.

This project was super easy. There are lots of versions of them on Pinterest that I used for inspiration, so I'm not going to go into the how-to. (My favorite was this version at Be Crafty.)  

I think what I'm most proud of about these are (1) reusing the hardware from cheap key chains I found at Tiger and (2) using a zip tie to attach the key chains to the paper packaging so that they didn't slip around.


I get a little nervous when I give someone a handmade gift, but these felt very pulled together and looked like something I would both want to receive and would use myself. In fact, I made an extra key chain for myself with some left over supplies! And then I followed that up with two more key chains that I gave away as well. Just a heads up that if I ever need to give you a thank you gift, it might be one of these!

So easy, so fun! I love getting my craft on.