I recently started going to auctions and this time brought home a big basket full of vintage and not-so-old keys. I love the look of them and would like to do something more creative than display them in a bowl. Most of the ideas I've found are crafts to do with little kids.
It will take a few years to grow any craft-aged kids, so what can I do now that will reinvent these keys? -Sarah
They're so hard to pass up, right? They're like, charged with symbolism. To get you going, here are six crafts you can make with your stash of keys.
1: Make art
You can also add paint:
As always, I recommend Rustoleum Ultra Cover for any spray painting needs. Remember to prime!
Get a length of ball chain and TA DA! Instant accessory. Here are some other ideas:
3: Door chimes
String up a few keys — and maybe some other trinkets — and hang the bunch from a door knob to make noise when the door opens.
Use them as drawer pulls or even a brooch. JB Weld would take care of attaching the keys to fixin's.
5: Bottle stoppers
You can buy readymade corks at many craft outlets or even hardware stores. Use hot glue or epoxy and BLAM: keyed-up bottle stopper.
6: Jab 'em into pumpkins
I'm honestly just a little confused by this, but it might spark something for you!
Okay guys, you're up: How would you focus your key-collecting energies?