Only You Hold the Key to My Heart - Skeleton Key Art

Friday, February 1, 2013



I can't believe it's Friday!  This week has flown by!  Here's a super simple project for your weekend - maybe you could do it during the big game (if your not into football)!  All you need is a simple frame, a piece of scrap fabric, your printer, and a key.  


I have a thing for old skeleton keys.  If I find a piece of antique furniture that has the original key, it's super exciting!  A few years ago I was at an antique shop and asked if they had any skeleton keys.  After looking around, the owner came back with a brown paper lunch bag with about 20 skeleton keys.  I asked how much she wanted for the entire bag - $2!!!   That little brown bag was like a pirate's loot to me!  Over the years, I've used and re-used these keys on many projects - like this one found here.  


I made this little framed piece for Valentine's Day, but it could be left out all year.  Just a simple framed key with the words - "Only you hold the key to my heart".  Simple - easy - done! 


Many of the other keys are hanging from the birch branch arrangement on my mantel.  If you don't have any old rusty skeleton keys, you can always use a decorative key found at your local craft store - I've seen skeleton key scrapbook embellishments, jewelry findings, and even some in the dollar bins.  


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15 Responses to “Only You Hold the Key to My Heart - Skeleton Key Art”

  1. Oh I love old keys too! And you got a real deal on a whole bag - lucky girl. Love the art you created!

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  2. Your display is perfection! I've been obsessed with old keys for a while but haven't framed them... I think I have a new project in my future. -Patti

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  3. So Sweet! I adore old skeleton keys.

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  4. What a great deal on the skeleton keys. Love the idea of framing them. Nice job.

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  5. Lovely idea. I recently bought a ton of old keys at the Paris flea market. I need to get creative with them!

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  6. Love Love Love old skeleton keys! And the idea of framing them with an awesome quote is so clever! Came to you via Knick of Time Linky and am now a new follower!

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  7. Hi Doreen, I love old skeleton keys myself. I was at an estate sale last year and found some old keys. The fella wanted $15. and I didn't buy them and have regretted it every since. Next time I see keys, I'm buying them. I have a few old keys myself though. I think framing these keys is "key". ha ha pun intended. I'd love to have you share this at What to Do Weekends party also. This is a very cool craft. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/01/sweet-and-wonderful-friends-its-time.html

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  8. Oh, I'm following you also on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!!

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  9. How pretty! I love all those keys, and this is just beautiful!

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  10. Everything is just so beautiful. I love it all.
    *Smiles*

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  11. Oh how beautiful!! Love the neutral textures! Thanks so much for sharing at our Monday Funday party!

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  12. Love this! I'm your newest follower ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

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  13. It's beautiful, Doreen. You always have the sweetest DIY. So thankful you share at the party! :)

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  14. Featured you tonight Doreen at Monday Funday!

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