Sweet Hearts & a DIY Fringe Keychain

Happy Superbowl Sunday! Who are you rooting for? I’m keeping my pick a secret, because…well, to be honest I don’t really care which team wins. Oops!

Picked up this cute set of pink valentine heart lights for $6 at my drugstore. Also picked up an adorable Beanie Boos monkey holding a heart with huuuuuuge eyes and gave it to HB. Couldn’t resist. Not sure what he’s going to do with a beanie baby…we’ll see how long it lasts before it conveniently gets tucked into a closet or other hidden space. 😉

I strung the lights over my most frequented space: my work space. Now, everytime I turn on the computer or read at my desk, I’m cheered by sweet pink glowing hearts! They’re staying up well past Valentine’s day…in fact, they’re staying up until they’re burnt out and their replacement bulbs are spent.

Besides being crafty with a sewing machine and some Wildfox jeggings, I kept up the crafting madness this weekend by constructing my very own Hermes look-a-like fringe keychain. It’s rough around the edges (literally and figuratively) but I like the odd color and its gigantic size. I’ll never rummage through my purse again! This baby will make my keys super easy to spot and feel.

Constructing this bad boy was a little anxiety-inducing at first, but it was super cheap (maybe around $15 vs. the Hermes version at $195).

Isn’t this cute! I can easily see myself making more for friends & family members as gifts. If you would be interested in picking up one (for cheap, yo) let me know – I’d like to gauge how much interest there would be – I have half a mind to buy all sorts of crazy awesome leather colors and sell them on etsy! What do you think?

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  1. 02.06.2011 / 12:39 am

    love the lights!! and the beanie boos monkey doll!! have a wonderful superbowl sunday (and it's glee right after!! :-D)

  2. 02.06.2011 / 11:11 am

    That's so great, I like that it's a bit 'rough' (as you say!) as I think leather always looks better a bit worn than pristine.

  3. 02.06.2011 / 1:13 pm

    I'd like one in pink. Why don't you have a giveaway and then ask people what they would pay. I'm the giveaway queen, let me know if you need any help.

  4. 02.06.2011 / 2:54 pm

    I think the key chain is cute. Depending on how long they take you to make you should sell them on a per person basis. I can't believe Hermes charges that much, that's a lot of money for a key chain.
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  5. 02.06.2011 / 3:23 pm

    I wonder if the overly-trained ateliers at Hermes know you can make their fringe key chains for $15 and a little patience? I'm really excited for the Superbowl, but I don't really care who wins either. I'm auctioning my support to the highest bidder, or which ever team is winning at the time.

  6. 02.07.2011 / 4:27 am

    Wow, you are so talented. What pretty shiny sparkly things – love them.

  7. 02.07.2011 / 9:46 am

    I love the key chain and would definitely buy one. I've been looking for a good key chain that has just the right amount of edge without looking cheap. I also have a habit of losing my apartment keys so this key chain will be a gift for me AND my roommate.


  8. Lynn Z.
    02.07.2011 / 10:02 am

    LOVE the keychain! If you were to make and sell them on etsy, I would DEF buy one! In the words of one of my all-time faves, The Beastie Boys…SHE'S CRAFTY!


  9. 02.07.2011 / 10:14 am

    I love it! I'd buy one in a fun bright color I think. Could you put something to scale next to it, so we could see how big it really is?

  10. 02.07.2011 / 9:02 pm

    Love the key flob and love the fact that it's not perfect, perfect this adds to the charm I would love one in Purple! So cool!

  11. 02.12.2011 / 2:23 pm

    love the pink heart lights, such a perfect way to add a cute and feminine touch!

  12. 06.27.2013 / 6:22 pm

    I have similar lights ! i have moved houses 3 times but they have seem to have gone with me aswell! just gives a nice touch to the bedroom

  13. Guest
    09.29.2014 / 10:26 pm

    How can I get one of these sweet key fobs! Great job…looks fabulous!

  14. Guest
    09.29.2014 / 10:26 pm

    How can I get one of these sweet key fobs?! Great job…looks fabulous!

  15. Angela Schmidt
    09.29.2014 / 10:27 pm

    How can I get one of these sweet key fobs?! Or perhaps the DIY instructions to make my own??? Great job on it…looks fabulous!

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