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Skeleton Key Decoration

Create a simple decorator touch for your family room or front hallway using old keys.


  • Old picture frame (without glass)
  • Upholstery swatch or scrapbook paper, denim, memorable fabric from family member's clothing

  • A little thread


Gather a few old keys from rummage sales or flea markets or ask your friends or family if you can get a few.

Cut fabric to fit securely behind the frame, securing it to the back or cut a piece of cardboard to fit if it doesn't have one.

Stitch your keys on, either through the eye or other place on the key.

You can also stitch the keys in place before the fabric is attached to the back.

Next, fit the back with the fabric and secure it with staples or small nails.

If you want to you can add picture hanging wire or even attach a pop tab to the back (or two) to hang it on the wall.

The frame I used wasn't deep enough to do this project using glass in the front.

By Melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO

Editor's Note: Caution: These old keys are usually made from lead. Keep away from young children.

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