Monday, January 9, 2012

DIY Framed Keys

Today I am sharing a quick and easy way to frame keys.  
So simple.  So sweet.  My kind of craft!

If you don't have your own vintage keys, like me, that's okay,
you can buy Key Jewelry Charms, like the ones framed below!  

All the materials were purchased at Hobby Lobby on sale.
I removed the glass from all the frames and stored them
for safe keeping.

Each finished piece cost under $7 to make.  Happy dance!

This is all you need to make the Framed Keys:

For this key frame below, I used a little hot glue to place it on the matte.
The matte is scrapbook paper I had on hand.  Fun fabric would also work great, 
giving you lots of texture.

For the next two Key Frames, I twisted the jewelry wire, 
folded and tucked them on top of the mattes.  
Again, I used scrapbook paper for the matting.

So easy!

This last one, I used a Key and Heart charm together... 
twisting and tucking the wires up top.

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy craft!

Thanks for stopping by!



Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the rich look of these, Mary. Great job.

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Rosemary!!!

La Petite Vie said...

Oh my gosh, what a fab idea, love it! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Mary ~ said...

Thanks for sweet comment and visit, La Petite...the follow too! Have a great week!

aimee said...

looks great i just did a picture with some keys toxxx

Natalie said...

Hi Mary Im your newest follower - I love these frames. Please pop over for a visit


LauraMae said...

love these! have some keys that I need to use! thank you!!!!

Debbie said...

What a great idea! I love your framed keys!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Absolutely adorable!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Aimee, Nat, Debbie & Lisa ~ Thank you! So glad you stopped by ~ thanks for the sweet comments!!! The keys are so simple and inexpensive to make!

Hope you four are having a great weekend!

Cheers ~ Mary

Jennifer said...

Love these! Key art is some of my favorite!
Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!
Featuring this in tomorrow's party!

eleven-o-one said...

I love old keys and you have shown these so nicely. Great idea.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are really pretty, Mary! The wire works great for the keys that don't lay flat ~ I have several of those. I'm off to see your heart post, too!

Visiting from Ruby Jeans!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I love the look of old keys. Thanks for linking up to Fabulous Friday. Can't wait to see more of your crafts.

Mary ~ said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments! The keys were so simple to make ~ so so simple!

I love that all of you took the time to leave comments! Thank you so very much!

Kadie said...

How pretty!! I adore the one with the heart and key together. Thank you so much for sharing at Link It Up Thursday.

June@I will craft said...

Very nice - I think I need to look for keys to do something similar.

Aimee - said...

This is absolutely LOVELY! I'm always on the lookout for new wall art! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

XO, Aimee

PS Did you sign up for my giveaway yet!?!
Awesome Customizable Frames, Art & Home Decor

Mary ~ said...

Hi Kadie - Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by!

Hi June - This was so easy! Thanks for visiting and the sweet comment!

Hi Aimee - Thank you! Thanks so much for the reminder!!!

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Oh, so lovely :)
I'll make sure to follow your blog, Mary.
Have a great weekend!

Jann Olson said...

Very pretty. I especially like the one with the heart charm. The backing fabric is so charming. visiting from the Fence.

Donna said...

These are wonderful!!

Mary said...

Thsnk you do much, Donna! Thanks for the sweet words and visit! I hope you sre having s wonderful weekend!