How To Make A Paper Keychain

How To Make A Paper Keychain

There is something mesmerizing about a stylish, functional key chain. 

Yet, you can use a keychain for more than just accessorizing your keys. You can use a keychain to highlight your charm and charisma. And even show off your crafting abilities.

So, here is everything you need to know about paper keychains and how to create them. 

What is a Paper Keychain  

A paper keychain is precisely what it sounds like— made from paper. You can make your keychain from simple materials, but use them to showcase style and creativity.

Buying a keychain that matches everyone else's style is no longer necessary since you can create your own keychain that expresses your individuality with just a few pieces of paper. 

Want a keychain with the name of your favorite band? Easy. What about a keychain in the shape of your favorite animal? Done.  

Paper Keychain Materials 

Before you start on your creative keychain project, you will need some of these materials: 

  1. Paper Types 
  • Cardstock paper 
  • Patterned paper 
  • Scrapbook paper 
  • Origami paper 
  • Construction paper 
  1. Tools and Supplies: 
  • Scissors 
  • Hole punch 
  • Keychain ring 
  • Pencil or pen 
  • Ruler 
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape 
  • Cutting mat (optional) 
  • Craft knife (optional) 
  1. Optional Decorative Items: 
  • Stickers 
  • Washi tape 
  • Ribbon or twine 
  • Rhinestones or beads 
  • Paint or markers 
  • Glitter or sequins 

Steps to Make a Paper Keychain  

Remember to have fun and be creative when crafting your keychain. 

The procedures for making a paper keychain vary depending on your chosen pattern and design. However, we think this is the best way to do it!


  1. Cut a strip of paper that's about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long. You can adjust the length depending on how long you want your keychain to be.
  2. Fold the strip of paper in half lengthwise and crease it down the center.
  3. Unfold the paper and fold the two long edges inwards to meet at the center crease.
  4. Fold the paper in half again along the center crease.
  5. Apply a small amount of glue to the folded edge of the paper and press it down to secure it.
  6. At one end of the paper strip, draw a small shape like a heart or star with your pencil or pen.
  7. Use your scissors to carefully cut out the shape. This will be the decorative part of your keychain.
  8. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the decorative shape and stick it onto the front of your folded paper strip.
  9. Let the glue dry completely before moving onto the next step.
  10. Fold the paper strip in half again so that the decorative shape is facing outwards.
  11. Loop the folded paper strip through the keyring or split ring, making sure to pass it through both layers of paper.
  12. Apply a small amount of glue to the two short ends of the paper strip and press them together to seal the keychain.
  13. Allow the glue to dry completely before using your new paper keychain.


Tips and Tricks for Success 

  1. Use a ruler or cutting mat to ensure your folds are even and exact. 
  2. While using a craft knife, don't cut too deeply and harm the paper. 
  3. Try several paperweights to determine which one works best for your keychain. 
  4. Have some fun and get creative. When it comes to manufacturing paper keychains, you have unlimited choices.

Variations and Advanced Schemes  

You can use various decorations to make your keychain more distinctive and attractive. 

To begin, add a tassel to the end of the paper strip by tying numerous strands of thread or embroidery floss together and connecting it to the top tab of the paper keychain. 

To make a beaded keychain, thread beads onto the paper strip before folding it in half. Then, cut many strips of paper in various lengths and colors. 

Next, stack them on top of each other and fold them together to create a layered keychain. You can also make your keychain out of several sorts of paper. A pattern, print, or different color combinations on plain paper, such as ombre or rainbow, can provide a distinct look.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can try out complicated folding and cutting techniques to create more complex paper keychains. You can make a spiral keychain, for example, by cutting a circle shape from the paper strip and folding it, starting in the center of the ring.


Creating paper keychains may be a fun and imaginative hobby that lets you express yourself through a range of objects, styles, and hues.

Also, it's a low-cost and ecologically friendly way to make gifts or goods with a personalized touch for loved ones or for oneself.

You don't need any specialist knowledge or equipment to make paper keychains, so don't be concerned if you're a beginner. You can experiment with different materials, colors, and shapes to create custom keychains with a little practice.

So, if you're looking for a new hobby, a fun thing to do with friends or family, or a way to express your personality, gather your supplies, use your creativity, and enjoy creating your paper keychains. 

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