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recycling/ repurposing…

Hello dear blog friends.  The new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called recycling/repurposing and  I decided to use some oversized keys that have remained, unused in a drawer for about 5 years.  They’re too large for cards and too heavy for most projects.  The answer was to incorporate them into some hanging ornaments…


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The base is a die cut circle with a lovely edge, of light weight press board with die cuts of shiny silver metallic paper adhered to each side.  I sandwiched in a loop of metallic ribbon to act as a hanger, when adhering the second metallic paper.  On top of the base,  is a small doily, also topped with a whitewashed metal filagree circle…


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I treated the key with some Viva, 3D Stempel-Farbe in silver, rubbed in with a rag.  It transformed the aged brass into a delightfully aged, silvery patina.  A flat-backed pearl embellishment covers the hole at the top of the key.  A few rose buds and an open rose were scattered on top of the filagree circle and along the stem of the key.  A tiny tag was stamped and added to the key’s stem and then a triple loop bow was tied around.  I think the remainder of these keys will be transformed into a variety of ornaments and sent off as personalized gifts.

Have a look around your home or through your crafting supplies and bring something old to life!


Sending you blessings, and ((hugs)),




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6 comments to recycling/ repurposing…

  • Holly+Saveur

    great decoration ornament..
    Rebecca did you get my card and email?
    Hugs Holly.

  • Wow!!! I LOVE this!! So very beautiful … I was given lots of old house keys … This has given me some ideas … Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Joann Spitzer

    What a great way to take an item like an old key to new heights! I really like the way you changed it’s color and showcased it with that super silver die cut and doily combo! Your details are always so fab! TFS

  • Gayle Spitzer

    What a fabulous use for old keys! I have a big jar full of old keys (yes, I do have a ridiculous stash) and now I know what I can do with them! Thanks so much for sharing this super project! Gaylexx

  • Isabelle Koker

    A beautiful re-purposing Rebecca! Love the look of this ornament and ever so clever!

  • cherry

    Hi Rebecca,
    lovely lovely project! cherry from Cherry’s Jubilee