You can use your Cricut machine to create personalized acrylic keychains by cutting out vinyl cut-outs. Then, apply the cut-outs to your keychain with transfer tape. If you do not own a Cricut machine, you can find instructions for using transfer tape to apply vinyl cut-outs on blank keychains here.
How to make a DIY personalized acrylic keychain with layers using a Cricut machine
When making a DIY personalized acrylic keychain with layers, the Cricut machine is a great tool to use. You can use it to cut layers, and then transfer them onto the blank. You can transfer one layer at a time, or all at once. You can also use a Cricut tool to burnish the vinyl.
The Cricut is able to cut acrylic, a type of plastic, as long as it has a deep point knife blade. This allows you to cut up to 2.4mm thick sheets. Make sure that the acrylic is clean and dry before transferring the vinyl.
Choose the colors you want to use. Load your Cricut machine with the materials you want to use. Remove any excess pieces. Next, use a Cricut tool to place the vinyl letters on your acrylic blank. You can also use jewelry tools to attach a jump ring to the keychain. You can also add a tassel to the keychain loop if you wish.
To prepare the acrylic blanks, you need to remove the protective coating from the blank. Make sure that you use gloves to protect your hands. Once the blanks are clean, prepare the engraving tool. It should be inserted in slot B.
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First, you should select the design you want to cut out. If you’ve chosen a calligraphic font, you’ll want to make sure there isn’t too much separation. Then, right-click and select “ungroup” to join the letters. After the process is finished, you should remove the StrongGrip mat and remove the adhesive foil.
The next step in making a DIY personalized acrylic keychain with layers is to transfer the design to the keychain. Make sure you align it properly before transferring it to the keychain. You can use a scraper to help you with this step. Once the design is transferred, you can apply the sealant to give the design a smooth finish and longer life. When the sealant is dry, you can add the charms.
Once you have the design printed, you can embellish it with printable vinyl. If you’re using an image printed on printable vinyl, you can choose to place it over the photo. You can choose different colors of vinyl, or apply them separately. Afterward, paint the back of the ornament.
How to apply vinyl cut-outs to acrylic keychains
Adding vinyl to an acrylic keychain is a fun and easy way to personalize it. You can choose from a variety of colors and designs, and apply them with a brush stroke effect for a fun 3D look. You can also lay vinyl directly on top of the brush stroke to create a different color design on the back of the acrylic keychain.
This project can be made with the Cricut machine and various equipment. You can choose to use a permanent vinyl for the top layer, and a transparent vinyl for the background layer. Using clear vinyl is a good idea to prevent scratching the keychains. If you’d like to make the keychains even more unique, you can add tassels to them.
How to apply transfer tape
If you want to customize your blank acrylic keychain, there are several ways to do it. First, you need to remove the film from the keychain. You can then carefully line up the keychain’s keyhole with the keyhole on the vinyl or acrylic design. Then, press down firmly. Make sure that the design lines up with the registration marks. You can apply several layers of the design at a time.
After you have completed the transfer process, you need to remove the protective plastic coating. This layer may be blue or clear. To remove the film, you should either use a lighter or heat tool. Once the vinyl is ready to be removed, you can cure it under a resin lamp. Make sure to wait for at least a few minutes before touching the cured product.