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Metallic Key Ornaments for Christmas in a Few Steps

Make easy metallic key Christmas ornaments using supplies from the craft store – they cost just $1 to make and a little spray paint!

Make Simple Metallic Key Ornaments for Christmas

I 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 homemade 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).

Metallic Key Ornaments

Gather These Supplies

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

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


Spray 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.


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


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

Easy metallic DIY key ornaments - they cost just $1 to make and a little spray paint!

These are some of my favorite painted ornaments of all time. These key ornaments look especially good with more decorative baubles because they are so simple.

Yield: 5 ornaments

Key Ornaments

Make Simple Metallic Key Ornaments for Christmas

Learn how to turn resin keys from the craft store into Christmas ornaments - with spray paint! This is so easy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


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


  • Scissors


  1. Place your keys down on a covered work surface where it is safe to spray paint.
  2. Spray paint the keys, using light strokes and multiple coats. Let dry and turn the keys over; repeat. Let dry.
  3. Spray paint additional coats as needed.
  4. Cut a length of ribbon, string through the key, and tie into a knot. Repeat with the additional keys.
  5. Hang on your Christmas tree.

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Check your local Dollar Tree to see what kind of inexpensive ornaments or baubles that you can make over with spray paint. Also, I think I’d love a whole tree of these spray painted in different colors. Do you love them too?

Want to check out more homemade Christmas ornaments? The list below is sure to have something you’ll love. Check it out!


Saturday 21st of December 2013

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.

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.


Saturday 21st of December 2013

I love those tips - thanks so much Jessy! I'm the worst at spray painting but I want to get better. :D

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