These DIY Keychain Charms Make the Cutest Gifts Ever!

These DIY keychain charms are fun to make and perfect for adorning your keys, or using as a bag charm or even a charm bracelet!

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These keychain charms are a great summer project to do with your kids to, so that they can put them on their backpack zippers when they go back to school. They might even want to craft some for their friends or as a teacher gift.

DIY Keychain Charms

Here we are with another instalment in our series of DIY keychains and I was so excited about today’s collection because I confess to having a thing for charms!

So when readers started asking for some DIY keychain charms tutorials I only had to scroll through my YouTube history to find some to share with you!

You can use these charms on your keychains, or you can turn them into zipper pulls and bag charms. Of course you could also make some jewelery with them. Adding some charms to a bracelet is a given but you could make earrings or pendant necklaces too.

I think charms are perfect gift ideas for many occasions from Valentine’s to stocking stuffers, or just because you want give one to a friend to make them smile!

They’re a great summer project to do with your kids to, so that they can put them on their backpack zippers when they go back to school. They might even want to craft some for their friends or as a teacher gift.

1 | Backpack Charms

Backpack CharmsThis is a kid-friendly craft that they will have a blast with! You can pick up small animal toys at the Dollar store, or if like us you have boxes full of them already just choose from your own supply! They’re so much fun to make your child won’t stop at one so why not let them make some as back to school gifts for their friends or their teacher.

Backpack Charms by Rae Ann Kelly

2 | 7 Cutest DIY Mini Charms


You’ll need to go grab your polymer clay to make these charms. If you love kawaii cuteness you are going to want to make these for your keys! My favorite is that little robot!

7 Cutest DIY Mini Charms by Nim C

3 | Ice Cream Charms

Ice Cream CharmsOoh anyone for ice creams? These sweet charms look good enough to eat, and they’re prefect for hanging on your bag in the summer months!

Ice Cream Charms by Handmade Charlotte

4 | Scented Candy Bar Key Chain Charms

This is the perfect gift for the candy lover in your life! Candy wrapper charms for their keys or to hang on their bag or lunch tote! You will of course need to eat some miniature candies to get the wrappers, but you’re ok with that right!

Scented Candy Bar Key Chain Charms by Toni Ellison

5 | DIY Mini Macaron Charms

DIY Mini Macaron CharmsOh yum! Mini macarons! How sweet are these teeny charms? String them up to make a keychain, maybe with a pompom or some tassels, or why not use them to make a bracelet or a necklace!

DIY Mini Macaron Charms by Fall for DIY

6 | Scented Cookie Charms

Are you getting hungry yet? Because I sure am! Would you just look at those teeny cookie charms. They look good enough to eat!

Scented Cookie Charms by Toni Ellison

7 | DIY Luggage Tags

DIY Luggage TagsCute! Here’s another way to put those little plastic toy animals to good use, although I love how Charlotte used the fruit too! Sweet idea to personalize them with alphabet beads too!

DIY Luggage Tags by Handmade Charlotte

8 | Kawaii Donut

Do you say donut or doughnut? Either way these kawaii charms are ADORABLE!

Kawaii Donut by This Charming Stuff

9 | DIY Shrink Plastic Charms

DIY Shrink Plastic CharmsWe have never made anything with shrink plastic before and I’ll be honest, I thought you needed to buy special kit, not use something from your recycling box! Totally going to be making some of these charms with the kids this week!

DIY Shrink Plastic Charms by Engineer Mommy

10 | DIY Cute Summer Charms

These sweet kawaii charms are just what you need to get you in the mood for summer. Love that little bunny with her sunglasses on top of her head!

DIY Cute Summer Charms by Flying Mio

11 | How to Make Jewelry Charms from Recycled Materials

How to Make Jewelry Charms from Recycled MaterialsIf you love a repurposing craft these are the charms for you! I love the vintage vibe, and they are all made from recycled materials. You can use the charms to make bag tags, keychains or of course a charm bracelet or pendant!

How to Make Jewelry Charms from Recycled Materials by Felt Magnet

12 | Watermelon Friendship Charms

If you’re looking for a sleepover craft, or your daughter just wants to make gifts for her friends take a look at this video tutorial for making watermelon friendship charms! So cute with their little kawaii expressions, and of course when everyone is together their charms join up to create a whole watermelon!

Watermelon Friendship Charms by A Cup of Cake TV

13 | DIY BFF Unicorn Charms

DIY BFF Unicorn CharmsOr how about these BFF unicorn charms? They’re made from polymer clay and they’re totally magical with their sparkly horns!

DIY BFF Unicorn Charms by Just Bright Ideas

14 | DIY Unicorn Tears Bottle Charm!

Speaking of unicorns, if you like to make potion bottle charms try this one that contains unicorn tears!

DIY Unicorn Tears Bottle Charm! by Michelle’s Cuties

15 | DIY Shrinky Dink Charms

DIY Shrinky Dink CharmsHow cute is this little Russian doll charm for a back to school pencil case! Click through to download the template to make her and lots of other cute charms.

DIY Shrinky Dink Charms by Ooly

16 | Polymer Clay Mermaid Charm Tutorial

DIY mermaid crafts go down a storm around here so I knew I had to share this video tutorial with you. how sweet is that little mermaid charm! You know if you gave her red hair she’d be the perfect bag charm to hang on your Disney World park bag!

Polymer Clay Mermaid Charm Tutorial by Funky Pink Gal

17 | DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack Charm

If you have a boy who loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles he will go crazy over these bag charms! They’re totally “boy” and you obviously need to make all of the turtles so he has the whole team!

DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack Charm by Craft Klatch

18 | DIY Mermaid Tail Charms Video Tutorial

If you want to make a bag charm for your own purse then check out these very glam mermaid tail charms complete with crystal beads and tassels!

DIY Mermaid Tail Charms Video Tutorial by Paper Sweets

19 | Shrink Plastic Underwear Planner Charms

Shrink Plastic Underwear Planner CharmsHa! Love these! Days of the week underpants for to you use as planner charms! The templates are all available for you to download and there’s even a set you can colour in yourself!

Shrink Plastic Underwear Planner Charms by Once Upon a Cheerio

20 | DIY Love Charm Keychain

Here’s a neat way to turn old bottle caps into a love charm keychain!

DIY Love Charm Keychain by Guidecentral

21 | Harry Potter Book Charms

I know we have a lot of Harry Potter fans out there so this one is for you! Watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is to make a set of Harry Potter book charms!

Harry Potter Book Charms by Everdeen Enchanted


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