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How To Make A Washer Hand Stamped Keychain

Looking for a unique and meaningful gift? Look no further than this personalized washer keychain with a hand-stamped design. This keychain is not your ordinary accessory - it's a piece of art that tells a story. The washer is carefully hand-stamped with a design of your choice, making it a one-of-a-kind keepsake. The washer keychain is made from high-quality materials to ensure durability and longevity. It features a sturdy metal washer that can withstand everyday wear and tear. The hand-stamped design adds a touch of personalization, making it a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion. 

How To Hand Stamp A Washer Keychain:

First thing you need to do is gather together all of the supplies needed to make this keychain.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Large Washer (or some other type of metal blank)
  • Hammer
  • 2 Key Rings
  • Brick (or some other hard flat object to hammer on)
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Letter Stamps
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Paper Towel

Next, you need to figure out what you want your keychain to say and if it will fit on the blank or washer you are using. I stuck with simple and went with Best Dad on the ones I stamped.

Another thing to figure out is if you are worried about the letters being perfectly inline. I free handed mine because I like the look of it being a little off.

If you want yours to be lined, either stick a piece of type right by the area you are doing and then line your stamps alone the edge. Or you could also use a ruler and draw a line to follow.

Stamping:

Lay the washer flat on the brick. Then hold one letter at a time in the middle. Make sure the letter end is pressed flat on the washer.

Then with the other hand, give one hard hit with the hammer on the top of the stamp. Make sure you are holding it in the middle so you do not hit your fingers.

If you are worried about hitting fingers, they do have stamping jig that helps to protect your fingers.

Try to avoid hitting it twice. If you do you may end up with a little double impression.

After you have finished with that letter, move on to the next carefully place it right next to the last so you do not stamp over the other letter. 

Darkening The Letters & Adding Keyrings:

After you have stamped all your letters it is time to darken them. Using the Sharpie, color in the letters. Don’t worry if you get it all around the letters (you will) it will come off.

Now add some rubbing alcohol to the paper towel and then rub off the extra marker. Just wipe over it and don’t push down into the grooves. We want the marker to stay in the grooves.

After you have all the excess marker wiped off, you can add your key rings. I used two on mine so that it would dangle a little better when it is attached to keys.

If you are looking for other father gift ideas, here is another one to check out.

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