Saturday, February 16, 2013

Keys To Peace, Love And . . .

The keys to peace, love, and _____.  How would you fill in the blank?  Think about that - I have my answer.

These are key fobs for those of you like me who constantly lose their keys.

I swear I have to put them right on top of my pocketbook each time I come in the house or they go missing for days.




One night while playing around with some of my torn cotton ribbons, I found one of my sets of keys in my work box.  (Yes, there are several!) How they got there, I do not know.



Since I had some lengths of ribbon just sitting there, I picked up a piece and tied it on the keyring.  PRESTO!  A light bulb lit up over my head.  (The old incandescent one.)  Why not make key fobs?


Well, you know me and my extensive collections of everything under the sun.  I have hundreds of keys and key blanks.  I took a handful out to the painting screens and using Rust-Oleum spray paint in Sweet Pea and Heirloom White, I painted the keys front and back.

On the white keys, I got out an all-over curlicue stamp and permanent black ink and just stamped away.  I left the pink ones pink because everyone knows you are always pretty in pink.


Of course, keys need key tags.  Yes, I had those in my stash, too.

Remember my word is LESS this year.  I am trying to use up Horror Monster, the affectionate name for my craft supply stash.

Out came the letter stamps.  I stamped PEACE on one side and LOVE on the other after painting the tag a sage green.






 I attached pink calico ribbons to the black and white keys.













 





Then tied on the key tags with the ribbon.

PEACE received a star.  LOVE received an asterisk.  There is always some extra something attached to LOVE.  Right?



On the pink keys I attached the key tag to the key and then tied the ribbon (turquoise calico this time).  This was much better, but I was not going to untie all the pink ribbons to change the other set of keys.



So, the key to peace, love, and <blank>.  How do you fill it in?  The easiest answer would be the old standard "rock-n-roll".

Or you might want to go with "charity".

Or "family".

Or "faith".

You be the judge.







As for me, I am going with peace, love, and happiness.  Because I am truly happy I can now find my keys!

Peace out, you 60's babes!

See y'all!



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14 comments:

  1. OMG.....I love this idea.....what a neat gift for someone special these would make....thanks for sharing.
    Deborah
    www.threedawgladydesigns.blogspot.comm

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  2. Oh Donna these are brilliant - beautiful and brilliant!!!
    Like their maker :)
    XXX

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  3. These are so cute. Most great ideas are born of a need. You have answered your own problem with style! Peace, love and craftiness. That's what it should be, for you anyway!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  4. Loving this idea! I have some keys I've kept for sentimental reasons and this is a great way to use them. Pinning

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  5. Your keys are wonderful! How fun! You are so creative!
    Karen

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  6. Hi Donna . . . I love keys and have a small box full . . . and I'm always looking for an idea for using them . . . thanks for the lovely inspiration :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Off the charts charm - LOVE these! You are a girl after my own heart! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven and say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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  8. Oh, I just love this idea, I never would have thought to paint and stamp on the keys! I'll definitely try this and add some to my tags. Thanks for the inspiration! Barb

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

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  11. These are so cute! I love old keys too! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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  12. Your key fobs are so darling! I'm really digging (60's lingo) the white ones with the swirl design. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  13. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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