Sheep Heart Key Ring




About: I love making things! I have a lot of ideas but I don't have time to realize all of them. I am normally too curious to see how my ideas will look like so I don't spend too much time on planning in advance. I...
I made this key ring for a friend, but I think it could also be a nice valentines gift. It's very simple to make it and doesn't take much time. All you need is:
  • Cardboard
  • Brown yarn
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Pink Felt
  • Metal ring for key rings
  • Watercolor
  • Black stripe of synthetic fabric¬†
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1: Body & Legs

First, I drew a picture of the key ring I imagined. Then, I cut the body of the sheep out of cardboard. After that, I poked two holes into the body for the legs of the sheep. The pipe cleaners will later be pushed through these holes. Make sure the pipe cleaners are long enough, you can still cut them later.

Step 2: "Skin" and Wool

Now I painted the cardboard body with a mixture of white and brown. Afterwards, I put a little droplet of glue in the space the pipe cleaners and the cardboard body. Next, I put a looot of hot glue onto the body and started to wrap the yarn around it. When the whole body was covered, I tied the end to one of the yarn threads (image 4 in this step).

Step 3: Fixing the Metal Ring Onto the Sheep

Next, I attached the synthetic fabric stripe (I really don't know how to call that thing) onto the ring by sewing. Therefore, I sewed one line close to the ring. Then I put the black stripe with the ring onto the sheep and sewed it onto it. I just sewed through all layers, the machine did not really like it, but it worked. :).

After that, I put another layer of hot glue onto the body to cover the black stripe with another layer of yarn.

Step 4: The Sheep Head

Now I painted a face onto the head of the sheep. Next, I made the "wig" for the sheep. I took a longer piece of yarn and knotted it randomly together. Then, I glued it onto the head.

Step 5: Finalizing It!

Now I cut out two hearts of pink felt and glued it onto the body with hot glue and bent the legs so they appear to have feet too. Almost done... Now I attached a little tail out of pipe cleaners and ... done!



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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cute! Don't worry about the wig - most unshorn sheep tend to look like your character :) (at least in South Africa they do!). Well timed for Valentines indeed.

    Thank you! I'm actually not too happy how the hair on the head of the sheep turned out. It really looks like a wig :).