Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"B" is for Backpack Fob Valentines

diy backpack fob valentines

diy wood key fobs

The quest is over this year for candy free valentines.  Each year I try to come up with something different (and candy free) for my kids to hand out on Valentine's Day.  This year it will be personalized backpack fobs.

wood key fob backpack

What better way to combine my love for scrap wood and paint than make a cute and functional valentine gift for my kids' classmates? 

wood key fob valentines

personalized wood key fob

 I used all scrap 3/4" x 1/2" moulding pieces cut to different lengths and painted the bottom portion white.  Using a basic rubber stamp alphabet set I stamped the names onto both sides of the painted wood then added a book ring.   (And PS they cost me less than $.10 each !)

wood key fob valentines tags

How to make personalized wood fobs:

wood key fob process

Step 1: Cut 3/4" x 1/2" moulding to various lengths (I did 3", 4" etc. up to 8").  Paint the lower portion white on all four sides.

wood key fob stamping letters

Step 2: Using a rubber alphabet stamp set brush on acrylic paint only on the letter portion of the stamp.  The press the stamp onto the wood fob.

wood key fob painting letters

Step 3: Depending on the thickness of the acrylic paint and stamp quality you may need to apply a little bit more paint to the letters in certain spots.

wood key fob drill holes

Step 4: Drill hole for book ring at top center of wood fob.  Spray the fobs with clear gloss poly to seal the paint.

wood key fob rings

Step 5: Open book ring and slide one portion through hole in wood fob.  I purchased these 12 packs of book rings at the dollar store.

diy valentines tags punched

Step 6: Print out cute valentine tags, make a hole punch then attach to book ring.  Be sure your child adds their own name to the back of the tag.

diy wood key fobs

A fun, scrap busting Valentine project that's sweeter than any piece of candy.

For more candy free valentines ideas click here.

diy candy free valentines ideas

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue
Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane

Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. This is such a cute idea for class gifts. I would have loved to have made something like this to give out whenever my kids had class parties!