This week I made some sweet little confetti keychains. I came up with the idea a while ago when I stumbled upon miniature cork top bottles at Kmart (of course). As soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to make. Confetti in a bottle keychains for the biggest supporters of this little blog of mine (my Mum, Dad and boyfriend Alex).
The challenge ahead was finding the right type of confetti to use. I wanted the confetti to rattle around if the bottle was shaken, the confetti I normally use was to big and light to have this effect. In the end I decided to make my own confetti out of coloured card using a smaller hole punch (thankfully I only needed a small amount of confetti for this DIY). I also made one confetti keychain with the small plastic strip confetti from my confetti paper stack. Personally I prefer the card confetti keychains, probably because they look more like the confetti (shape and colour) that I usually use.
Side note, during this project I encountered my first confetti related injury! the hole punch that I used was never intended to be used to make confetti. I ended up with a decent blister at the base of my finger (OUCH!) 😧
You will need:
- Coloured card
- Small hole punch
- Miniature cork top bottles
- Jump rings
- Eye pins
- Lobster clasp swivel
- Craft glue
- Rounded nose pliers
- Small kitchen funnel
How to make Confetti Keychains:
- First up you will need to make your confetti. Using that small hole punch and the coloured card, make enough to fill the bottle (leaving a little space at the top if you want the confetti to rattle when shaken).
- Next you will make the chain section of the keychain. Take the cork off the bottle then thread an eye pin through the centre of it. Make sure that the eye part of it (the loop) is at the top of the cork.
- You will now trim the eye pin that is sticking out from the bottom of the cork to a size that you can round off (using the rounded nose pliers) so it has a loop like the top. I chose to bend this bottom loop up flat to the cork so it wasn’t as visible.
- Next take 4 jump rings and connect them to each other to form a chain.
- Take one end of the chain and attach it to the top of the cork via the eye pins loop.
- Take the other end of the chain and attach it to the clasp.
- Now using a kitchen funnel, fill the bottle with confetti (leaving a bit of space at the top).
- Finally take the cork, apply some craft glue to its circumference and secure it in the bottle.
I’m really happy with how these turned out and am keen to make a few more with different colours…though first I need to find a better small hole punch.