How to Make Embellished Clay Key Covers

Who, out there, knows what each key on your key ring opens?


Well, some of you might. But I know that some of you have to try multiple keys before you find your right house key. And there’s probably a lot of you out there who has keys, but has no idea to what they open.


Well, some of you might. But I know that some of you have to try multiple keys before you find your right house key. And there’s probably a lot of you out there who have keys but have no idea what they open.


I’ll be honest. I don’t have a ton of keys on my key ring. I actually had to beg my husband if I could use the unidentified keys on his key ring for this tutorial.


And even tho I don’t need help telling my keys apart, I for certain would not oppose my keys to look beautiful.



Materials needed:




MY HOUSE KEY:


Step 1

Roll out some polymer clay to about the thickness of the key. Maybe a little more.



Step 2

Cut a straight edge out of the clay.



Step 3

Line up your key with the edge to measure and cut another line to right under the hook on your key - you still want to be able to put them on your key ring.


Step 4:

Wrap the clay around the key.



Remove the key and continue cutting straight.





Step 5 Using your fingers, shape the clay around the key so it’s covered evenly on all sides and the top and bottom are smooth.

Make sure you leave room for the key to go on the ring.



You might want to use your rolling pin to get rid of the line from where you folded the clay over.



Step 6

Grab your small alphabet stamps - you can get them in the $1 bin at Michaels sometimes. Carefully stamp the word “home” across your key.

You could also stamp the letters of your initials.



Step 7

Bake the key as the polymer clay package suggests.

I believe it's 20 mins per 1/4 inch. I baked mine for 30 minutes.



After baking:






Step 8:

Paint the polymer clay.





Step 9:

Use a paint pen to fill in the letters.





Step 10:

Coat the key with Mod Podge.





JEWELED KEY:


Step 1:

Wrap the clay around the key like the previous key.



Step 2:

Before baking it, use a metallic colored paint to paint the clay and let dry.







Step 3:

Press rhinestones into the clay.




Step 4:

Bake per directions.



Step 5:

Coat with Mod Podge.




EMBELLISHED KEY


Step 1:

Wrap the clay around the key like the previous keys.


Step 2:

Bake per directions.


Step 3:

Create an embellishment using a small mold (or just use a small embellishment you have.)

I created my butterfly using a mold and plumbing mastic. It makes the molded piece flexible, so easier to add to things.




Step 4:

Paint the embellishment if needed.





Step 5:

Paint the clay on the key.


Step 6:

Attach the embellishment with glue.





Step 7:

Coat with Mod Podge




RUB ON KEY COVER


Step 1:

Wrap the clay around the key like the previous keys.



Step 2:

Bake per directions.



Step 3:

Paint the clay a light color.



Step 4:

Use a rub-on image on the painted clay.





Step 5:

Coat with Mod Podge





And there you have it! Four different ways to make super cute clay key covers!




Now, all you have to do is add them to your keychain!




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