This project I'm about to
share is a stark contrast to the failed
project I shared with you last night.
Funny thing is....I made them
both one after the other, all in about an hour.
This was what I made first:
We've had these old keys for about a year now.
They were my husband's Great Grandma's keys.
We absolutely love them and have been trying to
figure out how to display them ever since we got them.
I was watching The Nate Berkus show the other
day and saw a project similar to this and thought
to myself, "Hey-that's exactly what I want to do!"
So...I pulled out the glue gun, used a frame I had
and started gluing. I'm really pleased with the
way it turned out and I was able to use all
the keys. My husband likes it too, which is
a good thing since technically, they're his keys.
Let me add-in real life that you can't see the mat behind
the glass like you can in these pics....the flash
makes it visible in the pics. Darnit.
It was so simple.
I used 12 X 12 frame I had and took out the glass.
I covered the glass and backing with fabric and placed
it back into the frame. I then figured out where
I wanted to place the keys and glued them on.
It was that easy.
I really love how you can see each key and
appreciate them for their individuality and beauty.
I love displaying things that symbolize family history
and have sentimental meaning. This is one
of those pieces for me :)
My husband remembers his Great Grandma using
these keys in her house when he was a little boy.
Now they hang in our house....I love that.
I figured as long as I had the glue gun out
I would keep the creative juices flowing.
As we saw with the St.Patrick's Day
scrabble subway art last night-I should have put down the
glue gun and stepped away from the table.
At least one of the projects was a success.
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