By craft contributor Caitlin
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas yesterday and got to spend some time relaxing and enjoying family before you have to get back into your normal routine. If you happen to have some extra time off over the next few days, this is a pretty quick (and super adorable) project that you could make as a gift for yourself for making it through the holidays in one piece!Keep reading to see how to make it…
-Print off your desired shape on cardstock. You can find a few printables here and here.
-Cut out and glue/tape your shape together. I used glue and then taped it for extra support. Be sure that it has an opening in the top.
-Mix your cement according to directions and scoop into your shape.
-Put your eye screw in the top of your shape. Smooth out around the screw with a knife.
-Let dry according to directions. Most anchoring cement takes under one hour to set.
-Peel back the paper – you may need to use a knife to scrape off any that is stuck on.
-Use a belt sander (or sandpaper – course and then fine) to sand down the edges of your shape to make the sides more noticeable. I was able to shape mine a bit differently than the shape I had printed using the belt sander.
-Paint flat edges with desired colors scattered throughout the shape.
-Attach some string through the eye screw and to a split key ring.