Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Key Windchimes

This is a simple project . . . all you need is some old keys, spray paint, fishing line and something to hang the keys from.  I had this candle holder that I sprayed black.  The legs made perfect attachments for the fishing line but you could use anything you have lying around . . . even a piece of wood, drift wood . . . you name it!
  One thing I did NOT do that I will next time . . . spray the keys first with a primer.  It took about 7 coats of the colored spray paint to get these completely covered.
 Also give them a spray of clear, acrylic to protect them from the elements if they'll be hanging outside.
 I love how this sounds and how it looks lit up at night too!
 I got a big bag of these keys at a garage sale for 50 cents so I'll have plenty for other projects.  What have you made using old keys?
Linking to these parties this week . . .
The DIY Showoff   http://diyshowoff.com/
Marvelous Mondays http://www.jamscorner.com/
From My Front Porch to Yours http://frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.com/
Under the Table and Dreaming http://www.bystephanielynn.com/







4 comments:

  1. Absolument très originale cette idée...
    gros bisous

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  2. Adorable, I have never heard of key charms! And I bet they make just a light tinkle in the wind!

    Carol

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  3. This is awesome. Surprisingly easy to make but is very attractive. I am amazed at your imagination. I never would've thought designs like this. Thanks for giving me the inspiration. :)
    - TheBestofChimes.com

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  4. Oh How cute Lauren. Love the colors too!

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