Learn how to make cute DIY acrylic keychains with a Cricut in bulk!
If you are looking for a fun and easy project to make on your Cricut, this is it! Making DIY Acrylic Keychains is a great project for beginners. This is a craft that doesn’t take a lot of time, maybe 20-30 minutes, doesn’t require a lot of supplies, and is great for any skill level! And you can personalize these acrylic keychains, too. Fun, easy, and cute … three of my favorite words!
Acrylic keychains are so easy to make, especially with the Cricut! They make for fantastic gifts and can quickly be made in bulk. This simple project is so much fun whether you consider yourself an expert in crafting or if you’re just starting out.
These fun and joyful keychains look great, especially paired with the cute little tassel. Customize them with your colleague’s names and give them out during the holidays. Or, have some fun with your friends and make them together!
I made five different designs that you can make and I’m excited to see which one you will choose! Of course, you can do what I did and make all of them. It was so hard to only pick one!
Which one is your favorite?
For our keychains we’ll need to start off with some keychains of course. These come in all shapes and sizes. I’m using 2 inch round acrylic blanks and these come with chains and tassels.
We will also need permanent vinyl and transfer tape. I’m going to use some acrylic paint to decorate some of my designs, but this is completely optional and some mod podge to protect and seal my designs. This is also optional. Of course we’ll need our Cricut cutting machine, a mat, weeding tool, scraper tool and a set of small pliers to attach our keychain and tassel. And if you plan to paint your keychain you’ll need a foam brush and some butcher paper to protect your work surface.
Here’s a supply list of what you need to make acrylic keychains! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make Acrylic Keychains
- 2″ Acrylic Keychains
- Cricut Permanent Vinyl – (I used Tomato Red, Orange, Yellow, Kelly Green, Mint, Black, Gold, and White)
- Transfer Tape
- FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Daybreak
- Mod Podge Gloss
- (Optional) Fonts (I used Breethy, Times)
- A method to cut your designs, I used the amazing Cricut Maker 3 but you can also use the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Series, or Cricut Joy
- Cricut Green StandardGrip Machine
- Weeding Tool
- Scraper Tool
- Small Pliers
- Foam Paint Brush
- Butcher Paper (Optional)
- Design #333 – My free SVG/PDF/DXF design files are available in my free resource library (get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
How to Make Your Own DIY Acrylic Keychains
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Answers to Your Questions About How to Make DIY Acrylic Keychains
Q: Where is your tutorial for this project?
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