Do-It-Yourself, or DIY, activities are becoming increasingly popular amongst today’s society and it’s no wonder why. The Internet has great resources for ways to create, recreate, and repurpose things. One trend that people are beginning to catch on to is the repurposing of keys –old and new. What a great opportunity to clear off some of those old keys from your key ring so that people can stop with the janitor jokes already. Here are a couple fun ways that you can repurpose some of your old keys.
- Wind Chimes
One cute idea that I came across was a wind chime made out of a variety of keys. All you need for this simple project is about twenty keys, a few small eye hooks, a piece of driftwood, and some fishing line. Use your fishing line to tie your keys at a variety of levels and attach them to the driftwood using the small eyehooks. When you’re done, you’ll have a lovely wind chime to hang in your backyard!
- Key Box
Making a keepsake box covered with old keys makes a great way to store your old memories or a great way to wrap a gift to give to a loved one! This unique key box can be a great place to keep old letters, old pictures, jewelry, or anything your heart desires!
- Key Jewelry
There are so many ways that you can go with this. I have seen countless designs for key necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and they were all fairly simple. Get creative and try something new!
- Key Rack
Another clever idea that I’ve seen is a key rack made out of old keys. A key rack made out of keys to hold other keys…talk about the circle of life. For this project, all you have to do is bend the old keys into 90-degree angles and mount them onto a board of your choice. Then all you have to do is pick out the perfect spot in your house and you’ll have a perfectly unique key rack that will be the envy of all your friends!
- Eccentric Décor
Another great thing that keys can be used for is everyday decoration or even party décor. Yes, it may be a little bit hipster, but it is definitely a lotta bit awesome.
For more ideas of what you can do with old keys, visit Pinterest and create a board of your own! No matter what you decide, your key design is sure to turn out fabulously.
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