This DIY retro camper keychain and free pattern is perfect to hold your camper keys, or just for fun if you wish you had a retro camper!
At the beginning of summer I introduced my boys to one of my favorite childhood past times: perler beads (affiliate link)!
Did you play with them when you were little?
I’m surprised at the number of people I’ve talked to that don’t know what they are.
In case you’re one of them, they are little beads that are available in a huge number of colors that you make patterns with on a board then iron to fuse the beads together.
I bought some for my kids to enjoy for some summer fun.
Another reason I bought these beads was so I could play with them, too!
And make things like this fun retro camper keychain!
Wouldn’t this be the cutest to hold the keys to your camper??
Be sure you try out this DIY retro camper keychain and free pattern!
DIY Retro Camper Keychain and FREE pattern
I designed a cute little retro camper perler bead pattern (which could totally be used for cross-stitch, too!) that you can download and use.
You will need a square board and ~7 different colors of beads, but color design is completely up to you.
I purchased most of my perler beads (affiliate link) online.
Follow the directions that come with the beads to iron the pattern and fuse the beads together.
You don’t want to melt them so much that you can’t see all of the holes in the beads.
Where the camper’s hitch is, loop a thin keychain ring through a gap in the beads.
If the beads have fused together too much, you can use a paper piercer to gently make a hole.
Add your key and you’re all set!
Now I just need a cute retro camper, right??
Wouldn’t that be a dream!!
In the meantime, I’ll just dream about having one.
Enjoy the retro camper keychain and free pattern, and if you use it let me know!
I’d love to see your creation!
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This post was originally shared July, 2015.
Sunday 26th of July 2020
This is soooo cute i love the color combo. I made it and turned out great. I love it!
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Monday 3rd of June 2019
Hello. impressive job. I did not expect this. This is a splendid story. Thanks!
Thursday 14th of June 2018
Your keychain is so cute and love the color combination!!
I have Pinned and would love to have you drop by and share again this week #OMHGFF w/Linky
Your post is being featured this week! Hope to see you there!
Have a lovely weekend! Karren
Thursday 7th of June 2018
Oh what a cute keychain, clever use of the perler beads and my 2 favorite color combos! Please come and share on #OMHGFF w/Linky And I have pinned to share your cute craft!! Have a great weekend!
Wednesday 6th of June 2018
This is so cute! I’ve pinned it so my daughter can make it for me as she loves making things with these beads.