In certain respects, key chains can seem like the perfect gift. They're decorative and functional, and every single person on Earth can find a use for them. If you're traveling and want to pick up a gift for someone to show you were thinking of them, key chains easily fill the bill without requiring that you lug around heavy or unwieldy presents. However, many travelers sometimes have this same idea. That's why so many people have drawers full of key chains that they simply don't have enough use for. To show your gratitude, you can still put the key chains to use by putting them on your bag.
Keychains on Zipper Pulls
Pry the key chain loop slightly apart. You might need to use your thumb or fingernail to aid you in this tricky process.
With your other hand, grab the zipper pull that came attached to your bag. Still holding the key chain loop pried apart, slide the zipper pull onto one of the curved metal ends of your key chain loop.
Turn your key chain loop around and around so that you securely thread your zipper pull onto the key chain loop.
Keychains on Straps
Unbuckle, unbutton, unzip or otherwise loosen the strap or straps of your bag. This will leave the strap open for you to attach things to.
Slide the main loop of the key chain onto the strap.
Reattach the strap to the bag securely. The key chain will now dangle from the strap. You can adjust its position by sliding it up and down and to either side of the strap, depending on your preferences.
Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."