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Topic: Key-tainer Made With a Rubber Bath Toy (tutorial)  (Read 1075 times)
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« on: July 04, 2009 08:48:06 PM »

Have you ever had to dig deep in your purse or bag looking for your keys and end up taking everything out before you actually find them?


I made this key-tainer (word I invented to represent a container to hold keys) using a rubber-ducky-type whale I got at the dollar store. It came along with a chicken and a frog. It makes for an easy grab and is cute too!

  • I've tied a cell phone chain to my key ring (that I keep hanging out of the whale's mouth) so that I can pull out the keys easily, rather than fondling around to try and get a good hold on the keys.
  • Putting the keys back in is quick and easy - just squish the toy and drop them in.
  • It is very solid, I can shake the thing around and the keys don't slip out.


Just be sure that the toy is large enough to fit keys. If it's not, I think you could also use this to carry along candy, medication, or other little things that you lose at the bottom of your bag.

So here's the tute, I hope everything is clear...





VOIL!!! It's as easy as that!
Please, post or send me a picture if you try this!

(I used a lanyard from an old portable cd player that has been collecting dust - the only thing that bothers me is that the brand name is printed all over it... anyone have an idea how I can hide or remove this?)
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009 10:16:40 PM »

Wow - this is really cute and clever! 
I'm not sure how'd you'd cover up the brand names on the lanyard - maybe hot glue something over the logos?  There is a tutorial on Design Sponge (designspongeonline dot com) where they covered a camera strap, perhaps that would be useful.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009 01:11:38 AM »

Good idea. Cute too.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009 08:54:09 PM »

This is a great idea.  I can see many possibilities for this.  Good job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009 06:12:58 PM »

ooooh.

i want one. that's too cute.
i will make one of my own i think, you're my hero. every time when i try to find something in my bags, i feel like an archaeologist who is trying to find mysterious age-old bones 4 miles under the ground. in the desert. or something alike.



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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009 09:07:53 PM »

Thanks to all for checking my project and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it and I hope it can be useful or inspirational for some of you!!!

i will make one of my own i think, you're my hero. every time when i try to find something in my bags, i feel like an archaeologist who is trying to find mysterious age-old bones 4 miles under the ground. in the desert. or something alike.

LOL
I know what you mean! Especially when my hands are full and/or someone's waiting for me... After dropping half the stuff, I end up having to put everything down and take things out one by one!

I do recommend you make your own, it's sooooooo simple and handy Smiley
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