Easy Metallic DIY Key Ornaments

Easy Metallic DIY Key OrnamentsI love using keys in craft projects. Maybe it’s a deeper need to unlock some part of my future? I’m just kidding, I don’t even know what that means. I just like them. They are a good shape and they’ll always be popular. After coming upon some cool resin keys in my local craft store’s dollar bins, I knew I needed some metallic Christmas ornaments and that the keys were going to be it. What do you think? Festive, no? Here’s how I made these key ornaments (hint: they are VERY easy).

Gather These Supplies

  • Faux keys
  • Spray paint – I used metallic silver
  • Christmas/holiday ribbon
  • Scissors

IMG_2849I got these bad boys in the Michaels dollar bin. Fun, right? They needed some Christmas-ing, big time.

IMG_2853Spray paint them. Can I tell you that I am the worst spray painter ever? I get it all over my hands and things get sticky (any tips would help). Regardless of my lame spray painting skills, I was able to cover both sides of all keys completely.

IMG_2869Bust out the Christmas/holiday ribbon and start measuring lengths. This is Martha Stewart ribbon from last year.

IMG_2872Cut to fit your keys, string through and make a pretty knot at the end.

Easy Metallic DIY Key OrnamentsThese are some of my favorite ornaments of all time. These look especially good with more decorative ornaments because they are so simple. Also, I think I’d love a whole tree of these spray painted in different colors. Do you love them too?

 

2 Responses to Easy Metallic DIY Key Ornaments

  1. Jessy says:

    These are really cute. I have an atique key collection, so making some faux ones into ornaments would be just my style!

    One thing that might help you with your spray paint troubles is one of the grip/trigger things that fits onto most spray paint cans. They kinda look like the grip of a gun, and they keep your hand from hurting and give much better control over where you’re spraying. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Preval-vGrip-Handle-0202/203803591#.UrZaxLSLClo

    Also, if you’re painting something like these, you could use some wire (like an unbent coat hanger) to hang the object on to spray front and back without waiting for one side to dry first. Those are just a couple things that help me when I’m working with spray paint.

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