Bust out your laser cutter and learn how to make a laser cut keychain with this easy project. This cute keychain walks you through making your own design, how to cut it, and also assembly all with your laser cutter.
Why not make your own key chains and keyrings when you can? They're great to hang off a backpack or add some flair for the kids.
If you're looking for another fun project, be sure to check out my Laser Cut Valentine’s Day Postcard Idea as well!
Easy Laser Cut Keychain Tutorial
What I love about this simple project is that it's a great beginner activity. Laser cutting can be quite scary for anyone who hasn't done it before - trust me, I get it.
Instead of starting a project that may make it worse, why not do this easy laser-cut keychain tutorial instead? It's fast and simple - and is sure to impress everyone!
Who knows, you may just be able to make your own little side gig making these and selling them to others! What a great way to be creative and earn some extra cash.
These are all the different materials that you'll need to make this craft.
- Lightburn Software
- Key Rings
- Mirror Acrylic
- Poof for Keyring
- toothbrush (for cleaning up the acrylic)
- laser cutter
How To Make an Easy Laser Cut Keychain
Follow the video to create your design. (open it in a new window/browser so you can watch and come back to this tab)
Mirror the design.
Place the acrylic face down in your machine.
Cut the design out using your laser cutter and the appropriate settings for the type of cutter you have.
When it is done, remove the material, and clean it with a toothbrush.
Attach your keyring and accessories.
Remove the film on the front of your keyring.
Can I make the keychain say anything that I want?
Just be sure that you pick something that isn't too long, or it's going to make a really big keychain!
Is this actually a real keychain?
Absolutely! It has a ring holder and everything! This is a great way to keep track of a special key or to have the kids use it to keep track of their house key or locker key at school.
Can you make these keychains in large quantities?
If you want to, you can. These are simple to make, and I really do think that they make great gifts. Who doesn't need a personalized keychain holder at some point in time in their life?
Tips for Using this Easy Laser Cut Keychain Tutorial
Even though this easy laser-cut keychain tutorial isn't hard to do, there are a few things to keep in mind.
You want to make sure that when the time comes to clean it, you use a toothbrush to clean. It might sound silly, but the bristles of the toothbrush get in all the cracks perfectly!
I also would like to remind you to slowly take off the plastic backing. If you pull too fast, you may rip it and tear it, and then it just makes it harder to remove. Slow and steady are key! (and then just discard it in the fresh.
Add some fun flair to it as well. You can see that I added a big pink pom to showcase my look!
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