I felt really silly when I realized this felt kit that Retro Jet Girl bought me was a tree… for the week before I actually made it and read the instructions I thought it was a mushroom XD Epic fail on my part!

So basically this set was for a tree key holder thingy. It’s a lanyard which has a keyring on the end of it and your keys pull up inside of it and are hidden. Very cute!

Again this is not a tutorial I came up with, I was just following instructions ^_^

Tree Felt Key Chain

What I used:

  • 1 Square dark green felt
  • 1 Square light green felt
  • 1 Square red felt
  • 1 Larger rectangle brown felt
  • Needle, thread, scissors
  • Leather rope for the lanyard part
  • Random beads
  • Key ring

Tree Felt Key Chain

So the first step was to cut out all of the pieces. This is exactly what you need:

Tree Felt Key Chain

First thing to do is sew 3 red circles on to the green part of the tree. I used brown thread like this to represent the stalks:

Tree Felt Key Chain

Next I stitched on the beads and a couple of contrasting leaves. I repeated all of this on both of the green tree pieces.

Tree Felt Key Chain

Lastly I stitched on some stars with light yellow thread and added some sparkle for the apples ^_^

Tree Felt Key Chain

Next thing was to stitch on the little faces to the brown stem of the tree. I love how everything in Japan blushes XD

This is how your pieces should look at this point:

Tree Felt Key Chain

Sew the green bits to the brown using a running stitch…

Tree Felt Key Chain

Now it’s time to put it all together. Tie the rope to the metal ring and knot the ends together so it’s secure and you can hand it around your neck.

Tree Felt Key Chain

Sandwich it between the two tree parts like this:

Tree Felt Key Chain

Now using a blanket stitch go around the outside and sew them together. Don’t sew together the bottoms of the brown part, the keys need to go through there! I blanket stitched them separately. I also made sure to leave room for the strings to slide through the top.

Tree Felt Key Chain

And this is how it ended up:

Tree Felt Key Chain

So intensely cute right?? I don’t wear lanyards usually so I tied mine to the inside of my handbag, it’s long enough that I can unlock my door without detaching it from my bag so I will never lose my keys ever again 😀 Very awesome for someone forgetful like me!!