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How to Make Your Own Coin Keychain

Updated February 21, 2017

Whether you have tokens saved from a carnival, pennies stashed away in a piggy bank or collectors coins sitting around the house, consider using these metals to create a keychain. This simple, do-it-yourself craft can give new purpose to old coins and can be accomplished with a drill and a few tools. Avoid using a valuable coin because you will have to drill a hole into the coin to convert it into a keychain.

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  1. Use a small drill bit to drill one hole into one side of the coin, close to the edge. The hole should be big enough to fit a metal ring through.

  2. Place the metal ring through the hole on the coin.

  3. Attach a swivel hook to the metal ring through the bottom hole of the hook so that your keychain can attach to a bag or purse. This step is optional.

  4. Place keys onto the metal ring.

  5. Add colour to the coin by painting it with nail polish or paint. This step is optional.

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Things You'll Need

  • Coin
  • Metal ring, also called a keyring
  • Swivel hook (optional)
  • Drill
  • Small drill bit

About the Author

Melissa McCormick
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