I won this patch over a year ago for the Valentines Day Contest, but I never put it on anything because I couldn't find anything cool enough to be worthy of the Instructables emblem. Finally, I got sick of it, and decided to make an awesome keychain.
Keep in mind, this could be made from any patch. Next time I win a patch, I'll make a Robot version. This is the old-school hand patch version.
Step 1: Materials and Supplies
-A patch. Preferably an Instructables patch, just because it's awesome.
-Metal grommet. Find a 1/4" grommet. If you can find one that matches the patch color, great. If not, stop whining.
-Keyring. Can be found on any third grader's backpack. Wait until they're at lunch.
-Grommet set. This curls down the outside of the grommet and fastens it.
-Punch. No, not fruit punch. A hollow punch slightly smaller than the shank of the grommet to poke a hole through the patch.
-Hammer. Used to drive the punch through the patch. Also useful for dropping on your toes.
Note: If you don't have a hammered punch, you can use a plier-type punch (not as effective or manly) or even a razor blade (not as clean or accurate).
Step 2: Whack!
Step 3: Insert Grommet and Squish
Step 4: Add a Keyring! You're Done!
Now, attach it to your backpack, purse, camera bag, suitcase, duffel bag, or strait jacket. Everywhere you go you will now be advertising the coolness that is Instructables!