old keys

gakernilSeptember 10, 2006

anyone have good ideas for using old keys? like the recycling idea and think keys would be fun.....

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I made a "wind chime" for the garden.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2006 at 9:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've also seen SANTA KEYES with a little poem

    Bookmark   October 6, 2006 at 8:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've seen boxes and chests mosaiced entirely with them, or you could use them in mixed media mosaics. It's not even necessary to grout the item, just glue them on w/a strong glue that drys clear.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2006 at 4:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Mount them in a pleasing pattern and hang on the wall. Or mount them in a frame. Next to the front door would be my first choice. You can get several different size frames with glass at Michaels, choose a background fabric to complement you decor, mount the keys, and there you are, homemade art. Good luck, let us know what you do.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 12:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've always wanted to trim a Christmas tree with them, tie them on with colored ribbons....

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 4:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've also seen them framed with decorative knobs and plates. I have some really big old rusty ones from a Mexican jail. I just put them on a big ring and hung them from a knob on my shelf. If you have new ones that you want to make look rusty (I like the look), someone just posted how to rust things over on Gardenjunk forum. :) ~Anj

    Bookmark   May 5, 2007 at 1:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Picked up my daughter and her friends from college last night and one of the girls was wearing an old key on a chain around her neck.....said it was the fad in Southern California.

Interesting but I would bend over and hurt myself with that key.....

    Bookmark   May 8, 2007 at 10:02AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need advice on what to do with this desk!
I got this beast of a beauty at a thrift store for...
How to remove labels from glass bottles
I bought some pretty perfume bottles at a garage sale...
Looking for aussies! (I've got glass to get rid of!)
Hi Folk I started on the exciting journey of glass...
Glass etc. home decor
For several years I've been making garden art from...
Need Material Ideas
My old house has non standard floor vents. The metal...
Sponsored Products
Color Paths Orange - 16" x 16"
Grandin Road
Olde Bronze Transitional 3-light Flush Mount
Stilo Satin Nickel One-Light Incandescent 120v Mini Pendant with Round Canopy an
$157.50 | Bellacor
Oyster Silk Bell Lamp Shade 9x18x13.5 (Spider)
Lamps Plus
Couristan Old World Classics Mamluken Burgundy Oriental Rug Multicolor - 1383/38
$299.00 | Hayneedle
Price Leather Bar Stool - Brighton Aubergine Purple
Joybird Furniture
s: Newtown 30 in. Dark 32045DBZ
Home Depot
Glass Base Home Indoor Table Lamp
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™