Home Key Hanger

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Tentu kita semua tahu benda yang disebut hook and loop fastener dalam bahasa Inggris, yang saya gunakan pada DIY kali ini. Material ini sering digunakan pada tas, sepatu, dan sebagainya. Jujur saya tidak tahu nama material ini dalam bahasa Indonesia walaupun sering menggunakannya dan 3 minggu lalu, saya baru tahu bahwa hook and loop fastener ini disebut selotip suami istri (tertawa). Saya tidak tahu apa ini nama resminya atau hanya berlaku di kota Medan atau hanya bahasa sehari-hari. Bila ada yang tahu, mohon kiranya mau berbagi di sini! :)

Certainly, we’ve known a thing called hook and loop fastener (some called it Velcro) for all our lives. It has been used in bags, shoes, cable organizers and many others. (!!Funny fact!!) I’ve never known the Indonesian name for it until recently (honestly, I came to know its English name around 4 years ago, during my third uni year, embarrassing, I know). I’ve always used the phrase “Hi, do you have that thing … you know, the one you use to secure your bags or purse, tape-like thing that makes a breeettttt… sound when you rip them apart?” to the shopkeepers and it works all them time. In any case, 3 weeks ago, I finally got to know its Indonesian name (from a shopkeeper). In English translation, it literally means “Husband and Wife Tape”.

Kemarin, saya berpikir untuk menggunakan selotip suami istri ini ;) sebagai bahan utama DIY minggu ini. Karena nama “selotip suami istri” kerap berputar di kepala, saya terpikir untuk membuat sesuatu yang sepasang dan berhubungan dengan rumah.

Yesterday, I thought of using a hook and loop fastener as the main material of experiment and came up with this home key hanger project as I remembered this “husband and wife tape” phrase. Something about home that comes in a pair. So, shall we get started?

Yang kita butuhkan:

  1. Kain flanel;
  2. Selotip suami istri;
  3. Pin dengan ujung seperti pengait;
  4. Jarum dan benang;
  5. Lem;
  6. Kunci.

What we need:

  1. Felt;
  2. Hook and loop fastener;
  3. Pins with rounded hook;
  4. Needle and thread;
  5. Glue;
  6. Key.

How-to:

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Buat 2 lingkaran dari flanel dengan diameter 4 cm (1 untuk wajah dan 1 untuk rambut; warna sesuai keinginan dan imajinasi anda ;) ) 

Cut two pieces of circular felt – diameter 4 cm (one will be the color of the face and the other will be the color of the hair; you may want to make a blue-face creature with rainbow color hair).

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Beri ekspresi wajah.

Give it a facial expression.

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Beri model rambut yang anda inginkan.

Give it the most fashionable hairstyle you can think of (umm.. so this is sort of the “best” hairstyle in my opinion).

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Susun ketiga lapisan flanel dengan urutan: flanel rambut belakang – wajah – rambut depan, dan jahit atau lem untuk menyatukan ketiganya.

Layer the three items (in the direction: black felt – face – front hair) and sew or glue them together.

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Ambil sepotong kecil selotip suami istri tadi (sekitar 2.5 cm) dan sebuah pin (ada yang tahu nama pin/jarum di atas?). Rekatkan pin pada flanel rambut belakang dengan pengait melewati bagian bawah rambut sehingga pengait tampak dari depan (gambar di bawah) dan rekatkan selotip suami istri di atasnya (salah satu sisi selotip).

Take a small piece of hook and loop fastener (about 2.5 cm long) and a pin with a rounded hook (anybody knows the name for this?). Glue the pin at the back of the hair, slightly lower so that the rounded hook is visible from the front (see image below) and glue one side of the fastener on top of the pin (you can decide which part you’d like to bring around and which part you’d like it to stay at home ;) )

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Buat sepasang dan beri pita. Kita telah selesai membuat gantungan kuncinya :D

Make a pair and give each of them a bow and we’re done with the key chain :D

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Lanjutkan dengan membangun rumah untuk mereka. Desainlah sebuah rumah, istana atau gambar rumah anda sendiri pada kain flanel.

Move to building the house. Design a house, a castle or even make a felt version of your own house.

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Gunting dan jahit. Sebagai informasi, benda kuning yang mirip buku catatan di atas adalah jendela rumah (maafkan kemampuan menjahit yang masih cupu ini). 

Cut out the felt and sew them together. FYI, the yellow notebook-like object above is a window for the house (I’m just so terrible at this sewing thing).

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Rekatkan sisi selotip yang satu lagi pada rumah sebagai pintu.

Get the other side of the fasteners from the key chain you left just now and stick them here as the doors for the house.

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Pastikan jarak kedua pintu sehingga wajah mereka tidak saling menutupi dan selesailah tutorial ini! :D

Make sure one key chain does not overlap the other and we’re done! :D

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Ambil kunci anda dan gantung di rumah ini untuk memberitahu pasangan, keluarga atau teman serumah anda bahwa anda telah pulang! 

Get your keys and hang them to let your partner, family or housemate know that you are at home!

Felt and Velcro Key Hanger @ onelmon

Terima kasih telah membaca. Semoga anda menyukainya! :D

Thank you for reading. I hope you like it! :D

onel

30 thoughts on “Home Key Hanger

  1. I cut a second black circle and glued it on the back of the head so that there is hair on both front and back. You also don’t notice the black Velcro as much.
    If you put the soft part of the Velcro onto the head piece (instead of the prickly hook one), it won’t attach itself to other things in your purse or pick up lint.

    • Great point on the velcro, Linda! I think it was just lucky in my part that I happened to stick the soft one on the head. I’ve never thought about the hook getting stuck with other stuff on my bag.
      Yes, to make it less noticeable, I used a second black felt on the head too. I’m glad that I bought the black velcro instead of the colorful one :D

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    • Hellow, Christina! Thank you for the compliment! :D
      I see. Language sure is a fun thing :D So you call it double-tape (in English?) there. Curious, how do you say the double sided tape then?

    • Ohhh, somebody actually answered my curiosity! I didn’t know it’s called ‘perekat’, always thought that term refers to a glue or something similar. Thanks a lot, pung! Appreciate your help very much and I’m so glad to hear that you like this! :D

      Have a great weekend!

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