Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Great Find...but what can I do with them?

While helping my mother clean out her garage last week, I came across these keys:
I'm not sure what I should so with them...
Some have some intriguing shapes...

You might remember what I made a few weeks ago:
Now I need a new idea for all these keys.....any sugggestions?

I'm joining Made It Monday with Persimmon Perch - please visit to see some clever ideas!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Wonderful find! I would probably use them to tie on to gifts, craft projects, altered would probably look neat to put a few keys you like best on the ring...then hang the key ring from a knob or old nail.

  2. Put all of them in a glass jar for display.
    Tie each key at intervals along string or ribbon, like garland, and drape across the mantle or on a vintage theme Christmas tree.
    Put them all on a large ring and hang from your kitchen pantry door, or linen closet door... as if they were the "housekeepers keys".
    String them like crystals from a chandelier/light fixture.
    And I like the Sandra's idea above to tie them with ribbon to a gift.

  3. Some of them would be fun as a pendant on a necklace...."the key to my heart". Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  4. Somerset magazine has some with white string wrapped around them in a basket if I remember correctly. You could hang them from a spring branch in a vase? Hmmmm...let me think more about this one! I do like the garland idea.

  5. My Grandmother used to keep them on a giant ring, hanging on a hook in her home. They looked cute!

  6. I really like how they look all together on that key ring.

    We've only had TWO canceled school days - - - but I've forgotten just now how many delays. For a while they said it would snow tonight - - - but now it's too warm and we're just getting rain.

  7. I think these keys would be best wrapped up in a box and shipped to me :-)
    This was a great garage find. I have several old keys in a glass container on one of my shelves. I've also framed several together with a burlap backing. I use them on some of the snowmen I make too.
    Enjoy your return to winter!

  8. I like what you did with that one, can't wait to see what you do with the rest.

  9. It would be pretty to mount two or three in a shadowbox frame to hang on the wall. I might even make fake labels to go under them with interesting place names, and pretend that they were keys to local historic sites or something! :)

  10. What a treasure to find!!!! I am so jealous. I have my eye on a project involving keys in our master bedroom. You will no doubt have endless uses..once very green.

    Thank you for your endearing comment in my little corner of the world. I love yours! Hope this is just the beginning of peeking into each other's little worlds.


  11. I luv the idea of displaying them in a glass jar...maybe make some CHRISTMAS garland with them!


  12. I have no ideas, except displaying them in a jar. I thought I'd read everyone's comments here to inspire me. :) Now you'll have to let us know what you will be doing with them.
    Cindy at Lakewood

  13. Look at all those old keys...How wonderful! Oh, I'll be thinking of the possibilities! I just saw something on one of the blog to remember which one.

  14. Frame them in different frames/mats and sell on Etsy as gifts for your favorite concierge. (the symbol for a concierge is a key!)

    1. Good idea! I actually ended up hanging them on a black Halloween tree as a decoration and love it!!