project // tumbler-shaped rainbow felt key covers
True confession: I have no idea where my keys are. They have been somewhere for the last couple of years probably, popping up now and again, only to be lost once more. Undoubtedly this says a lot about me, but above all it says that I'm someone who rarely leaves the house.
It's not that I leave THAT seldom, but when I am out on my own, I can borrow someone else's keys. It all works out. Anyway, when I find my own set of keys the next time, I'll be adding these felt covers to my key ring.
I made them in the tumbler shape that I'm playing with this month, and loving already. And of course, putting them in rainbow order was a must. Seeing things in rainbow order, and how pleasing those colors are, reminds me of God's great promise and I treasure that.
To make a set of key covers, you will need:
Felt (wool-blend is a good choice)
Leather, suede, or faux-suede cord
Tumbler Key Cover Template
Use the template to cut two pieces of felt for each key cover.
If you have an especially wide key, you may need to widen the template a little. The easiest way is to cut the top and bottom to match the template, then cut just outside the template on the two sides.
Stitch the two sides with running stitch. Or actually, you could use blanket stitch or whip stitch. Choose your favorite! I went with three strands.
Cut a 6" piece of cord and thread a key onto it. Slide the two ends of the cord up through the bottom (wide) part of the key cover and through the top.
Tie each key onto the key ring with an overhand knot. If you are making yours rainbow, be sure to put them on in the correct order!
I love the idea of having your keys color-coded. It's also really helpful for if you have keys for other folks' houses. For example, that neighbor you help out with pet care, or your friend who gave you an emergency key.
Now if I could just find my keys, I could have the prettiest set of anyone in my whole family!