We all have old keys lying around the house and we come across them in the worst times – when we have zero use for them. That’s about the time when we seriously consider throwing them all out, but then their sentimental value somehow magically pops up and stops us. So we shove them back into to universal drawer and get back to what we were doing. How about you out your old keys to some actual work – craftsman work, that is? Here is a series of excellent ideas for DIY projects involving old keys.

Give Your Old Keys A Makeover!

Or a new use, for that matter. If you have quite a few keys you are no longer in need of, you can simply pick up a few paint bottles or even nail polish if you have it in vivid colors you are no longer wearing and out your creativity to work. You will get to bring your old keys to a brand new life – and one much better looking, we might add! It’s wondrous what colors can do to an old and rusty object you were ready to throw into the bin! You can also paint the keys you are currently using and create you very own color code so you never have to fumble through the whole stack of keys just to come across the one you need to open a door. You will also give your keychain a brighter look – and maybe even prevent losing your keys like you normally do.

Where To Find Extra Keys For Your Projects?


Recycling old keys into fresh looking products is one excellent idea, but you can also create new pieces of jewelry or decorative frames with skeleton keys if you have time for some interesting DIY projects. If you have recently had your old locks rekeyed and you have replaced the previous keys with new ones, you are most likely left with a handful of keys (duplicates included) with no immediate use. As a side note, if you are desperately looking for a local locksmith in your area who can rekey your broken lock, create some duplicates, or install new locks for extra home security, you can perform a quick search online. You can take a look at the locksmith near me service at authorizedlocksmith.com as they have nationwide coverage and a complete list of residential, commercial, and car lock service. They also have 24/7 emergency lockout services readily available at all times and they are well-suited to handle your often times embarrassing lockouts. They work all year round and their flat rates are transparently displayed on their web site for easy consultation. If you are thinking about having some complex work done around the house or garage, you can get in touch with them using their call center number and set up a free estimate session. Have then evaluate the current state of your door and window or garage locks and see if you can afford installing a security camera system. Once your security needs will be satisfied by some automated systems, you will be left with plenty of keys to paint and assort with fashionable strings and laces and create the best looking jewelries.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.