Birthplace Map Keychain Charms

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Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages school-age

This gift is not only useful it's thoughtful as well. Each map represents where dad, mom and their kids were born. A stylish and unique way for dad to carry his family around with him.

What you'll need

  • Road Atlas or road maps
  • Mod Podge podgeable acrylic shapes (the ones with the built in hanger hole)
  • Cording
  • Large round keyring
  • Tools: scissors, white craft glue, Mod Podge decoupage, paintbrush

How to make it

  1. Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Go through your maps and find the birth city of each member of your family. Place a podgeable shape over the city and position it where you want it then trace around it onto the map.

  2. Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Cut out the map shapes, cutting the shape a little smaller than your tracing line.

  3. Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Paint a moderate layer of Mod Podge onto the back of each podgeable shape and to the FRONT of each map piece.

  4. Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Press the back of the podgeable shape onto the front of the map piece. You will have a short window of time where you can move the piece around to position it. Don't wait too long or it will start to dry! Get it in place then press to make sure it's flat. Next paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the back of the map to seal it. Allow the shapes to dry.

  5. Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Measure a piece of cord to about 18-inches long. Run the cord through the hole at the top of the shape and tie the cord in a knot. Add another shape and tie again. Continue until all maps are added. Tie two more knots at the end.

  6. Birthplace Map Keychain Charms by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful

    Run one end of the cord through the keyring. Tie the cord loosely once, then tie in a second knot, and leaving a loop so that the keyring can move freely, tighten those two knots together. Secure the knot with some white craft glue and leave it to dry. Snip off the excess cord with scissors.

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