Thursday, November 1, 2012

{Guest Post: Mary from Sweet Little Bluebird} DIY Framed Key Charms

Hi Everyone,

I'm so excited and honored to be Guest Posting here today!   
Thank you so much, Kristi, for the invite and warm welcome!

I'm Mary from the blog, Sweet Little Bluebird, where I love to share recipes,
easy crafts, DIY decor, tips and fun things I stumble upon in life and online.  
I'm married to my college sweetheart and we have two fun girls.   


Blogging has become my creative outlet and also a way to stay connected 
with family and friends, near and far.  One of the biggest bonuses from
 blogging is I have met and made the most amazing friends - creative, 
talented, thoughtful and supportive.  I've only been blogging for 10 short
 months. had no idea what I was missing out on.  I'm so thrilled to be part of 
this fun blogging adventure with so many wonderful people!

Okay, on with my Guest Post...

DIY FRAMED KEY CHARMS 

Today I am sharing a quick and easy way to frame keys.  
So simple.  So sweet.  My kind of craft!

If you don't have your own vintage keys, like me, that's okay,
you can buy Key Jewelry Charms, like the ones framed below!  



All the materials were purchased at Hobby Lobby on sale.
I removed the glass from all the frames and stored them
for safe keeping.

Each finished piece cost under $7 to make.  Happy dance!


This is all you need to make the Framed Keys:

For this key frame below, I used a little hot glue to place it on the matte.
The matte is scrapbook paper I had on hand.  Fun fabric would also work great, 
giving you lots of texture.

For the next two Key Frames, I twisted the jewelry wire, 
folded and tucked them on top of the mattes.  
Again, I used scrapbook paper for the matting.

So easy!


This last one, I used a Key and Heart charm together... 
twisting and tucking the wires up top.

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy craft!
Thank you again, Kristi, for inviting me over...it was so much fun!

Cheers ~ Mary


AdOrAbLe! Thanks so much for joining me today, Mary! What a great craft and keepsake...quick & easy, too {that's my kind of craft}.

Mary has such a wonderful blog. She's so sweet and personable...someone I'd love to hang out with in real life, too! Some of my other favorite projects she has on her blog include:




Stop by Sweet Little Bluebird today! 
Or visit Mary on her Facebook Page, Twitter Page or follow her on Pinterest.

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5 comments:

  1. I love these framed key charms! They look beautiful and would add some nice charm and dimension to any decor. Mary has such great ideas, projects and recipes at Sweet Little Bluebird. Definitely one of my favorites!! I loved seeing her here! Thanks.

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  2. Well aren't these just AMAZING? I actually bought a set of small iron keys at a local store over a year ago- made a cool gift for my sister out of one set and mine are still sitting sadly- now I knwo what I can do :)

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  3. Oh these are so charming. I love the vintage keys but sadly I have none either. Charms are a great idea!

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  4. That is such gorgeous framed art! Simple and Classy and they make a nice statement! Mary you have a great eye for what looks great! Oh...and the pumpkin pie tortillas.....killer recipe!!

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  5. Those frames turned out so beautiful! What a great project.

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