Have you ever thought about turning a heart frame into a key holder? I think it’s a great idea. Especially when you can do it on a budget, and make it as cute as Man Podger Walter did. There are heart frames like you see above available at Michaels for $1, and think of how many gifts you can make with Mod Podge and supplies from your stash. As someone who can’t find their keys on a regular basis, this keyholder is perfect – and the message is universal. I’ll let Walter tell you how he made it.
I am a big fan of theses unfinished frames from Michaels; how can you beat them? A buck for a hardwood frame is not bad. As with most craft store finds, I like to think about what can I do to transform it. I am thinking, organization . . . key holder? I LOVE the way this came out!
Step 1: Gather Supplies
• Unfinished $1 heart frame
• Paint (FolkArt, Engine Red)
• Mod Podge Gloss and Sparkle
• 4 small wooden hearts
• 4 wood screws
• 4 cup hooks
• Rubber Stamps (Type)
• Black Pigmented Stamp Pad
• Sawtooth Hanger
• Two rubber bumpers or raised stickers
Trace the frame onto the paper, cut out and then Mod Podge (with Gloss) to the front of the frame. Let dry for 15 minutes before putting on a top coat.
Step 4: I used an awl to make a pilot hole on the bottom of the heart. And, then I attached one cup hooks to the bottom of each heart.
Step 5: Drill four countersink holes on the bottom back. Attach the hearts by inserting a wood screw through the back, and tighten while holding the heart with your hand. Repeat till completed. Seal with Mod Podge Sparkle on the hearts and sides and back of frame.
Step 6: Attach a sawtooth hanger to the TOP of the back of the frame. Attach rubber bumpers/raised stickers to the back (bottom) of the frame so that when you put on and take off your keys, the wall doesn’t get scratched. Insert a favorite photo and hang on a wall! And, of course, hang your keys.
Thanks Walter – hey, that’s me and the piggies inside your picture frame key holder!