Got some colorful paper? Dress up your keys in just a few minutes! I recently color coded my keys and am excited to share this easy tutorial with you all today. I love this DIY project, because not only is it a practical way to help identify your keys, but it's also a great way to add some color and handmade flair to your key chain. Just pair up any of your keys with your favorite scrapbook paper and you've got a personalized little accessory of your own. I think this technique would also be nice to try on vintage keys and string them on a chain to wear as a necklace. I might have to try that soon!
Follow the steps below to create your very own.
• Pen or pencil
• Small X-acto knife
• Small piece of scrapbook paper
• Mod Podge or any other decoupage medium
• Turn your scrapbook paper upside down and place the top half of the key over it.
• Trace around the key and in between any holes. Make sure to use a pen or pencil with a thin tip (like a lead pencil) in order to easily reach inside the smaller holes.
• Cut around your tracing.
• Use an X-acto knife to cut out the small holes at the top. It's best to do this on a hard, flat surface, but be careful not to damage your table.
• To ensure the paper will fit properly, place it over the key and trim off any excess if needed.
• Brush on a layer of Mod Podge over the top half of the key and place the paper on top.
• Press firmly for a few seconds making sure there are no air bubbles, then brush another layer on top of the paper to seal it in. The Mod Podge will dry clear. (Tip: You can use a toothpick to remove any excess Mod Podge that may ooze out)
• Let completely dry and repeat on the other side if desired.
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