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!
- Unfinished $1 heart frame
- Paint (FolkArt, Engine Red)
- Mod Podge Gloss and Mod Podge Sparkle
- 4 small wooden hearts
- 4 wood screws
- 4 cup hooks
- Rubber Stamps (font of your choice)
- Black Pigmented Stamp Pad
- Sawtooth Hanger
- Two rubber bumpers or raised stickers
Trace the frame onto the paper, cut out and then decoupage to the front of the frame with the Mod Podge Gloss. Let dry for 15 minutes before putting on a top coat.
Step 3: I love TYPE rubber stamps with black pigmented ink. Add each letter of “L-O-V-E” to the wood hearts. Let dry before touching or it will smear . . . I used my heat embossing gun to accelerate the drying time (optional).
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.
If you aren't nearly done looking at Valentine's Day crafts, visit 20 heart projects from my friend Jen!