07-lanyards Whimseybox & Craftgawker started a crafty challenge\contest the other day – and I just couldn’t seem to pass it up… mama needs a new dress form! Since not everyone sews, I came up with a (sewing optional) project that is fun for all skill and crafting levels – Key Fobs & Lanyards! Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to do it:

Materials:
10″ (for Wristlet key fob) or 32″ (for Lanyard) of 1″ nylon or cotton webbing
10″ (for Wristlet key fob) or 32″ (for Lanyard) of 1/2-5/8″ wide ribbon
1″ key fob hardware strap end
25mm Split Ring
Pliers (preferably a smooth jaw style)
Fabric Glue (optional)

Steps:
1. Center ribbon on one side of webbing. Glue (or sew) in place. *If gluing be sure to let ribbon dry before proceeding to next step.

2. Fold webbing in half, wrong sides together and raw edges even. Place both ends inside open end of hardware.

3. Using pliers, pinch ends of clamp together until closed and webbing does not slip out of hardware.

4. Slip slit ring through hardware loop.

TaDa! You’re done! It’s easy to make and fun to receive (and I have to admit that I love the mustache version an awful lot)!

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