Sunday, May 6, 2012

Key Holder

Any member of my family can tell you that I am constantly losing my keys. I can have them in my hand, open the car door, put kids in the car seats and PRESTO! my keys have vanished! I look everywhere in the car thinking I've lost my mind until I find them....usually in plain sight. I am just as bad at home. Sometimes I throw them in my purse, sometimes in the diaper bag, sometimes on the counter. I need to have a pager for my car keys like I have for the cordless phone (which I always lose too)! Anyway, I came across this wooden key holder at WalMart the other day and decided I would make it pretty and give it the old college try to put my keys in one spot.


What You Need:
  • Wooden Key Holder
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Scissors, Paint Brush
How To Make It:
  • Place the key holder upside down on the reverse side of a piece of scrapbook paper and trace the outline.
  • Cut out shape.
  • Paint edges with acrylic paint in a color that coordinates with your scrapbook paper and let dry.
  • Apply a very thin layer of Mod Podge to the wooden key holder and stick on the scrapbook paper.
  • Once dried completely, put several layers of Mod Podge on, letting each layer dry before applying the next.

 Now...if I could just find my keys to hang them on this cute key holder........
(seriously...those are my husband's keys in the pic)

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13 comments:

  1. IN LOVE with the pattern you chose! It looks straight out of Anthropologie now! =)

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  2. you'd never guess that your project started at Walmart-- it looks high end and fantastic now! Found you through Tip Junkie's link up party. I am going to have to make this. I recently drove away with my husband's keys on the hood of the car...a very nice person found them and managed to link back to us and returned the keys. We NEED this key holder!!

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  3. This key holder is gorgeous now! Never would guess it all started at Walmart!

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  4. how lovely ! do drop my my blog too ! gifftyhearts.blospot.com

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  5. I love that idea...I think decoupage is so fun, and this turned out fabulous. Hopped over from Tip Junkie, Lori

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  6. Following you around too! Stop by anytime

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  7. I love this, it looks so great! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/share-it-link-party-10.html

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  8. I LOVE this, I'm pinning it!!! I'll have to look for a Keys sign like that too, it looks AWESOME!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  9. Turned out great! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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  10. This is super cute! I need to make a new one for our place. I hope I can find one at Walmart to make my own! I would love for you to link it up to my link party. I know my readers would love it too!
    http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-learned-wednesday-9.html

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  11. i have that SAME key holder in my house! i actually found it at goodwill! i just painted mine red and antiqued it a bit, but i LOVE the way yours turned out! stopping by from the shabby creek cottage link up!

    xo,
    kimberly
    anightowlblog.blogspot.com

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  12. It looks great! I've been looking for a key holder just like this one for awhile now, I'll have to scope out my local walmart for this one!

    Melanie
    www.mailboxjourney.com

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  13. This looks great and it is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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