How to make a bag charm

How to make a bag charm

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, accessories have always played a crucial role in personal expression, and the latest trend taking the scene by storm is the charming addition of bag embellishments. From whimsical keyrings to intricately designed macrame chains, these stylish adornments are transforming ordinary handbags into personalized statement pieces. Bag charms offer a delightful way to infuse personality and flair into any outfit, making them a must-have accessory for fashion enthusiasts. Whether you’re drawn to quirky, playful designs or elegant, handcrafted details, there’s a bag charm out there that’s perfect for adding that extra touch of individuality to your look.

Video of me making a macrame bag strap

 Instructions on how to make the best bag charm

1. Find a main large carrabiner or key chain to hang everything else off

2. Pick a couple of main charms to use. they could be vintage or something new. Think about putting on something sentimental to you.

3. Consider the weight of the items so its not too heavy for the bag you want to decorate.

4. Add some hand-braided details such as macrame key chains to make the bunch more personal and hand-made.

5. Once you have assembled all your elements, you can start putting it all together. You can join some of the key rings and split rings together so there are not as many different elements hanging from the main clip which makes it look a bit neater and cohesive.

It is a great activity to do with kids as they can be creative but also leave with something really cool that they have curated themselves. Here is my son max making a keyring extension with some hama bead creations he did on the weekend.

I found an old fly fishing fish and removed the hooks and added some beads with some nylon thread here. 

If you want to buy a bag charm from me at Goodordering you can always use it as a starting point and you can add your own items to it as well, check out the goodordering bag charms here on the Goodordering website under 'small items'. 

Resources - where to find the parts for your bag charm


i've bought some great vintage bits and pieces such as keyrings and other soft toys that can be made into charms, definitely worth a look also on ebay. Search for keyring, keycharm, soft toy, key ring bunch.

Your junk drawer

Look for things you already have at home to personalise your bag charm. You might find some things in there that you haven't seen for a while so don't be scared of your junk drawer!

Amazon / Temu

Once you have had a look at the things you already have you can buy some small items that can add more character, texture and colour to your bag charm.


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