It’s keepsake time, and this photo and fingerprint keyring gift is the perfect gift for mom or grandma, perhaps for Mother’s Day, a birthday or Christmas!
I usually make keepsakes from salt dough(see this Earth Day Keepsake and this Easter Keepsake), but I recently discovered fabulous air drying clay which is perfect for a more durable and lighter keepsake. This keyring keepsake called for a durable material.
- Light and Dark Pink Air Drying Clay
- Small photo
- Bottle top
- Bamboo stick
What to do:
First, flatten the clay and use a bottle top to mark where the photo will be. Press a finger all around the bottle lid to form the flower petals. (Unfortunately, the clay does not preserve the fingerprints as clearly as salt dough would.)
Cut the flower shape with the knife(you could use a cookie cutter instead) and add the photo immediately. As the clay dries, it shrinks just a tiny bit and that keeps the photo in place. (You could place two photos back-to-back as well.) Make a hole with the stick for the string to go through.
Mix the dark and light pink clay together and roll balls. Poke holes into the balls to form beads, using the stick. Leave the flower and the beads for a few(about three) hours to air dry.
Lastly, thread the on a white string and attach to a keyring. PS: Add the date at the back of the photo to remember the year.
A pretty, and useful keepsake gift made from air drying clay!
Have you seen this pretty keepsake gift? Get the printable HERE!