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old keys

Posted by gakernil (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 10, 06 at 11:07

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


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RE: old keys

I made a "wind chime" for the garden.


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I've also seen SANTA KEYES with a little poem


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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.


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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.


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


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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


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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.....


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