How to Make Your Own Coin Keychain

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Use old coins such as pennies or tokens to create a keychain.
Use old coins such as pennies or tokens to create a keychain. (Image: Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Whether you have tokens saved from a carnival, pennies stashed away in a piggy bank or collectors coins sitting around the house, consider using these metals to create a keychain. This simple, do-it-yourself craft can give new purpose to old coins and can be accomplished with a drill and a few tools. Avoid using a valuable coin because you will have to drill a hole into the coin to convert it into a keychain.

Things You'll Need

  • Coin
  • Metal ring, also called a keyring
  • Swivel hook (optional)
  • Drill
  • Small drill bit

Use a small drill bit to drill one hole into one side of the coin, close to the edge. The hole should be big enough to fit a metal ring through.

Place the metal ring through the hole on the coin.

Attach a swivel hook to the metal ring through the bottom hole of the hook so that your keychain can attach to a bag or purse. This step is optional.

Place keys onto the metal ring.

Add color to the coin by painting it with nail polish or paint. This step is optional.

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