Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers, Jaime from That’s My Letter back again to share a fun craft project. Today we’re making DIY wood keychains using coffee stirrer sticks.
If you love coffee just as much as I do, what could be better than a nifty craft made from coffee stirrers!
The pattern possibilites are endless, stripes, diagonal, rainbow, chevron and on and on. And what a great gift or favor idea for a party – you could paint them to match the party color scheme.
I may or may not have borrowed a few wood coffee stirrer sticks from my local coffee shop with a green and white logo. Of course, I let my daughter do the dirty work but you only need about 5 sticks for one keychain. Or more appropriately you can purchase coffee stirrer sticks or thin wood craft sticks from most craft and hobby shops.
The painted coffee stirrer sticks are sealed with clear gloss varnish which gives a super hard finish that will hold up to everyday wear and tear while protecting the wood and paint.
Try one and I guarantee you’ll be hooked — then you’ll be making different styles and versions for everyone you know in a school or team color scheme ;-).
- 5 wood coffee stirrer sticks
- acrylic craft paint
- small paint brush
- basswood (purchase one stick at 36″ l x 3/32″ thick x 2″w)
- super glue (gel version is best)
- rubber bands
- clear gloss varnish (Americana DuraClear or similar)
- clear gloss polyurethane spray (optional)
- drill & small drill bit
- keychain hardware
Step 1: Paint wood coffee stirrer sticks desired colors using acrylic craft paint. Paint the edges too but not the back. [Read more...]