Have you ever been in a situation where a special occasion is right around the corner and you have no idea what to get? Even if you have put in a lot of thought but just can’t figure out what to buy, you are in the right place.
Photo frames with old, memorable pictures are an everlasting gift for all occasions. If you are fond of getting your loved ones sentimental presents, chances are you have already got them a photo frame. If that’s the case, getting your loved ones an acrylic custom keychain with a memorable photo will make a great gift. Using photos for a keychain is one of the best ideas. Every time they see the lovely picture whenever they grab their eyes, their heart will warm and you’ll succeed in hitting the mark for the perfect gift!
Without further ado, let’s help you get started on making the perfect photo keychain for your loved ones!
Supplies You Need
You don’t need a lot of supplies to make this keychain, which makes it ideal when you are low on cash and can’t afford to spend a lot.
- Photo paper
- Blank plastic keychains
- Large gold jump rings
- Gold key rings
How to Make a Photo Keychain?
Step 1: Resize the Photo
The first step is resizing the photo down to the size that you need for the keychain. You can measure the plastic pieces used to snap into place on the keychain and measure the size to accurately resize the photo. If you are not good with tools like Photoshop, you can try reducing the print scale option when you are printing the picture. Make sure you check the options on your computer before printing and see if you can print it at 20% or 50% of the original size or any percent of your choice. Then, print the photo from there to match your desired size. If you can use Photoshop, you can resize them on the tool and print them all on a single page and make double-sided keychains.
Step 2: Cut the Photos
Once your pictures are printed, use an X-Acto knife, sharp scissors, or a rule to cut the pictures. Make sure they are sized correctly and fit into your keychain hole.
Step 3: You’re Done
Add two photos back-to-back and close the opening by snapping the plastic piece. With that, you have a DIY gift in no time!
Tips for Custom Keychains
You always have the option to switch out the hardware of the keychain for gold options. The gold hardware will make the keychain more attractive and add value. You can use pliers to pull off the silver hardware and connect a gold keyring with a gold jump ring to make it more aesthetic.
If you want to make the keychain more personal, you can do a few other things too. If you are making the keychain for yourself, you can add a small handwritten note on one side written by your kids or a piece of scribbled artwork that your toddler made. Since the project is quite easy, you can also have your kids help you make these. Just make sure to keep the knife and any sharp objects away from their reach.
If the keychain is a gift, you can add a small note to make the recipient happy or put an inside joke to give them a good laugh! It makes the keychain a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas.