When making yarn pom-poms, there is no reason you need to keep your poms circular. You can easily create new designs with just a few snips from your scissors! Today we’re showing you how to make DIY citrus keychains by shaping your poms in lemons and oranges.

Add a felt blossom at the top for extra flair and you have yourself an adorable way to keep your keys organized and easy to find when they are in your purse.

DIY Citrus Keychains

When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Keychains!

When making your DIY citrus keychains, feel free to add little variations as you craft. For example, instead of our felt blossom, you could make a shrink film leaf to match instead! Also, depending on the size of your pom-pom lemons and oranges, we included two sizes of the felt bloom template so you can choose which goes best with your pom.

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting tips: You can use any size of pom-pom maker to make these; it just depends on how large you want your keychains to be. If you are shaping your poms into lemons, you will want to use a larger pom maker because you will be trimming away so much yarn. For reference, check out our easy pom-pom tutorial.

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Instructions for DIY Citrus Keychains

  1. Use your pom-pom maker to make your orange and yellow poms, leaving a tail of yarn.
  2. Gently trim the yellow poms with scissors into a lemon shape.
  3. Print the PDF template below and use the pattern as a guide for cutting your felt blossoms.
  4. Follow the photo tutorial here for crafting your felt blossoms.
  5. Use hot glue to attach the blooms to the poms.
  6. Tightly tie the poms to key rings with the tail of yarn; then cut away any excess.

Get Inspired

For another easy DIY keychain project, take a look at our pretty wooden bead keychain. Or browse through all the DIY crafts in our Winter Citrus Series to add more lemon-y accents to your life. We love admiring your creative successes, so please share your project photos with us! Email them in, tag them on Instagram with #MadeWithLia, or post them to our Facebook page for members.