August 15, 2013

Custom Monogram Key Chains

On the lookout for a special handmade gift idea? Jessica from Sunny Tuesday is here today to share a fun idea for crafting chic monogram key chains that can be made in minutes and cost just $1 apiece! What a fun gift idea for teachers to use for their classroom keys!
Hey there!  With school starting, these monogram key chains make the perfect gift for new teachers! Since I know y’all are BUSY getting your kids ready to start school and those school supplies cost a small fortune, you will love that these whip up super fast and cost a little over $1 each.
You will need acrylic photo key chains (I found these in the Dollar Spot at Target), some coordinating ribbon and card stock.  


Before you start, make sure you have a monogram font on your computer.  If you don’t, go download one for free at a site like!  You will also need a template.  You can make your own or download one of several I’ve created here:
I did this in Picasa, but I’m sure the process would be similar in other editors.  Start by typing in your monogram.  Then choose your text color.  You can use the handy dropper to match the text to the frame and save your new file.


Next, enlarge the whole monogram to fill the frame and center it.  Now you’ll want to insert your monogram file into Microsoft Word and resize it to fit your keychain.  You will want TWO of these pictures printed out.  One for the front and one for the back.  After you print them, trim them to size and insert into your key chain.
Add a coordinating bow to the key ring and that’s IT! You’re DONE! 🙂  These monogram key chains would also make fun party favors, hostess gifts… you get the idea!  What would you use them for?


Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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5 Responses to Custom Monogram Key Chains

  1. Felecia Cofield August 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Hi Amy! Thank you for sharing Jessica’s post! I love the key chains! They are so cute! Great gift idea! Have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!

  2. Erin September 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I cannot figure out how to get the middle initial to be bigger in Picasa. I can’t seem to highlight it like in Microsoft Word. Also, do you know the size that you need to reduce it to in Word?


  3. Dianne December 18, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Hi Amy, this queston has nothing to do with the key chains. When I first joined your site. You had a Christmas ornament made out of a picture and a prism. Now I can’t find it. Could you please repost that ornament. I would like to try making it for my family for Christmas. Thank You, Dianne

  4. jessica December 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    I am having the same trouble I cannot seem to figure out how to make the middle initial bigger. Also was wondering the size to reduce it to in Word as well. registered & protected

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