How to make custom acrylic keychains

If you have a favorite image or design, it can be turned into an acrylic keychain that’s perfect for keeping track of your keys. The process is easy and fun! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a simple shape or something more elaborate; this tutorial will show you how to make them both.

Gather supplies.

To start, you’ll need a few supplies. First, you’ll want to buy an acrylic sheet of the size and thickness that works best for your project. It’s important to note that there are many different types of acrylic sheets available: some are thinner than others and some have more transparency than others. Choose whichever one best suits your needs!

Next up: a template made from cardboard or paper (or even just eyeballing it) which will serve as the base upon which our custom keychains will be built upon later on in this tutorial series! The template should be large enough so that when we’re done with cutting out all of our designs onto said blank piece(s), they’ll fit easily onto it without being too tight against each other—and if possible try not have any unnecessary details such as textboxes etcetera included because those could cause problems later on during assembly process which we’ll explain below further down this page…

Choose a template.

You can find templates online. There are many different templates to choose from, and you can use these to make your own custom keychain or other object.

Once you have your template, it’s time to print it out. A laser printer will work best here—but if you don’t have one or can’t set up one just yet, don’t worry! You can use an inkjet printer instead (though keep in mind that not all printers are created equal).

The first step is making sure that everything is lined up correctly: Your acrylic sheet should be at least 3 mm thick and 50 mm wide, so make sure its dimensions match those of your template. And since this size is so small, it’s very important that the orientation of your piece matches up with what’s on top (and bottom) of each side — otherwise there won’t be enough room for everything else when cutting out later on. Finally, check how much space there is between each corner; if too little clearance exists between two corners then they’ll overlap during assembly and ruin any chance we might have at creating nature-like patterns using our acrylic sheets!

Cut the template along the lines.

To make your custom acrylic keychain, you’ll need to cut the template along the lines. This can be done with a ruler and sharp knife or razor blade. Be careful not to cut through the other side of your template in order to keep it intact for later use.

When cutting out any shapes or holes, use an exacto knife or X-Acto knife because they’re specifically designed for this kind of work and will cut through much more easily than scissors would do so.

Use the template to trace the shape on your acrylic sheet.

Before you begin, it’s important to use the template to trace the shape onto your acrylic sheet.

  • Use a pencil and ruler or template to make sure that you are tracing straight. You can also use a template if you want to make sure that you get an accurate representation of your project before starting cutting into it with an actual blade.

Cut out your acrylic shape.

To cut out your acrylic shape, you can use a jig saw or a regular hobby knife to make the cuts. If you have access to a laser cutter, it will cut faster and be less messy than with other tools.

Sand down the edges with sandpaper.

  • Sand down the edges with sandpaper. The best way to do this is with a fine grit sandpaper, like 120 or 220 grit. You want to make sure you don’t use too much pressure and that you go in a circular motion so as not to sand off too much paint on your acrylic keychain.
  • Once you’ve finished sanding down all of the edges, it’s time for some glue!

Choose a color of spray paint you want and apply it to your shape.

Now that you’ve created your shape and are ready to apply the paint, it’s time to choose a color of spray paint you want. You should pick a color that complements your design and is appropriate for the type of acrylic keychain material (e.g., clear or opaque). Make sure you have enough paint for the whole shape!

The next step is applying thin coats of paint in different directions. Let each coat dry completely before adding another one, then use a soft cloth to smooth out any bumps or ridges caused by uneven drying times.

Add another coat of spray paint, if desired. (Tip: If you want to avoid smudges, make sure the first coat is completely dry before adding another coat.)

Add another coat of spray paint, if desired. (Tip: If you want to avoid smudges, make sure the first coat is completely dry before adding another coat.)

If you’re using a heat gun instead of a hair dryer to speed up drying time, be sure to hold it at an angle so that your acrylic doesn’t get burned by direct contact with the heat source.

Let dry completely for about 20 minutes or longer depending on how thick your coats of paint are.

Let the paint dry completely for about 20 minutes or longer depending on how thick your coats of paint are. If you’re using a brush, make sure the first coat is completely dry before adding another one.

When it’s ready to use as a keychain, you can gently bend it in half and attach it to an item with double-sided tape (like Scotch Tape).

With just a few simple steps, you can create fun acrylic keychains with whatever images and designs you choose!

Acrylic keychains are an easy way to personalize your keys. They can be used as gifts or even as a way of expressing yourself! With just a few simple steps, you can create fun acrylic keychains with whatever images and designs you choose!

In this guide we’ll walk through how to make custom acrylic keychains from scratch. We’ll cover everything from choosing the right materials, designing your own artwork for the front of your keychain, making sure it’s ready for production (and then finishing up any last details), and shipping out those finished products once they’re done!

You can find a lot of different types of acrylic keychains, but they all have one thing in common: they’re made out of plastic. In this guide, we’ll show you how to make your own custom acrylic keychain from scratch using only materials you probably already have lying around the house (or backyard!). All it takes is some wire and glue—and maybe a little bit more patience than usual!

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