Decoden Key Chain

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Decoden Key Chain tutorial with Mod Podge Melts and Collage Clay at

You know I love glitter, jewels and pearls. They are some of my favorite things. I’ve got great news, all of my (or your) favorite things can come together through the art of decoden with Mod Podge Collage Clay. My first decoden project is this amazing decoden key chain. I love it, plus it was a quick and easy craft.

Decoden Mod Podge Clay and Supplies at

Supplies list (Find all this great stuff at a Michael’s Store):

  • Mod Podge Mod Melts
  • Mod Podge Mod Molds
  • Mod Podge Collage Clay
  • trinkets (I used the molds to create jewels, pearls, glitter)
  • Old Keychain (Mine was a photo keychain and I put a cute scrapbook paper in to show through on the other side)

You may be wondering what decoden is. Decoden is the art of decorating anything with trinkets, and “the more the merrier” is the name of the game in designing an over the top look in this 3D collage technique (check out the neat ideas below). I love that it is everything thrown together. There are no rules. Just have fun and create. Check out this video for more on how to use  these products.


Mod Metls Molds at

To start my key chain I used this awesome jewel mold. I love gems. The glitter mod melts were perfect for creating gems. Or if glitter isn’t your thing they come in lots of colors and metallics.

To make the jewels use a high temp mini glue gun. Heat up the glue gun with a mod melt inserted and work the glue into the mold staring at the middle and working toward the edges. Leave to dry/cool for ten minutes. This is a great time to go read a chapter in a book (I did and loved it). When they are cool simply pop out and trim off any excess.

Decoden Layout Plan at

Once the jewels were created I added some pearls and created my design.  Laying it out before helped me visualize my end product.

Collage Clay for Decoden art at

Then grab the collage clay. It is like frosting for crafting (DO NOT EAT!!! Collage Clay is not recommended for children ages 12 and under, and the product is not edible. Small parts are a choking hazard for children). Pick a tip and screw onto the collage clay. It comes in two hot colors, vanilla white and strawberry pink).

Easy Decoden Key Chain with Collage Clay at

Since I was doing a small area I covered the entire surface with the collage clay using the star tip and twisting it as I applied it. 

Decoden Key Chain Tutorial at

Push trinkets into collage clay. I sprinkled a touch of glitter after all the trinkets were placed. Leave to dry. Depending on the humidity it can dry fast within 10 to 20 minutes or may take a couple of days. 

Adorable Decoden Key Chain at

When it is all dry, add your keys and make a fun statement with your very own decoden style key chain.

Easy to create decoden key chain at

If pearls and jewels aren’t your thing, don’t worry there are lots of different themes for the mod molds and customize it with all your very own special trinkets. Mod melts can also be painted or stained. 

Mod Melts and Collage Clay for a Decoden Key Chain at

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Hi there!

I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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