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Bonebraid Keychain

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Recycled t-shirt crafts, like this Bonebraid Keychain from Amanda Formaro, are fun to make with your kids.  The vibrant colors in this braided keychain are easy to achieve with a collection of unwanted tee's.  You could also make this longer and turn it into a fun necklace!

Bonebraid Keychain

Materials:

  • Recycled t-shirts, cut into long strips, about 15" long
  • metal key ring
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


Instructions:

  1. Cut a long t-shirt strip in half (set the second half aside) and stretch it out. Make a lark's head knot by folding the strip in half and slipping the looped end through key ring. Now thread the two loose ends up through the loop and pull tight.

    Braided Keychain

    Braided Keychain
     
  2. Take 15-16 long t-shirt strips and stretch them all out. Gather them all together, side by side. Fold the top few inches down and tie the strip that is on the key ring around all the strips.

    Braided Keychain
     
  3. Tie a knot and add a little hot glue, then tie another knot and glue again. Trim the ends of the key ring knot completely off. Turn it over and add a little glue to the strips where the bend is.

    Braided Keychain
     
  4. Trim the short ends of the strips off as short as you can.

    Braided Keychain
     
  5. Take the other half of the strip that you set aside in step 1 and using hot glue as you go, wrap it around the trimmed edges, hiding them.

    Braided Keychain

    Braided Keychain
     
  6. Lay the keychain down facing right side up. Separate the strands into two sections.

    Braided Keychain
     
  7. Grab two strips from the BACK left and cross them over and add them to the strips on the right.

    Braided Keychain
     
  8. Grab two strips from the BACK right and cross them over and add them to the strips on the left.

    Braided Keychain
     
  9. Repeat this process, working your way down until your braid is as long as you want it.

    Braided Keychain
     
  10. Turn the keychain over. Take another strip, stretch it out and wrap it around the end of the braid, tying in a knot and securing with hot glue. Trim off the ends of the knot.

    Braided Keychain
     
  11. Trim the fringe and you're all done!

    Braided Keychain

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this is a brilliant key chain , and creation , i so love it and everyone that see's mine wants one and so i started making them and have pwople make a 10.00 donation to susan g koman in my name it is awesome and helping women !!!

I would love to make this for my grand daughter, but if I may ask what is a Larks Head Knot..

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