Thursday, December 1, 2011

Key Ring Holder

Where does the time go?!

Sorry I've been MIA lately. I've been busy preparing for baby, trying to close on a new house, getting ready for Christmas and catching up on reading my blogs and stalking pinterest.

...oh, and a day job and a marriage. Forgot about those. 

Speaking of Pinterest, I have been consumed with that dang site. I seriously need an intervention.

My last project, I created a wreath and you can see how I did that here

But today I want to talk about my latest project - A Personalized Key Ring Holder (inspiration here). 

I started with a trip to our friendly neighborhood Hobby Lobby. I am convinced I pay their light bill. 

I snagged a cheap wood frame $3.99, a small bottle of Krylon spray paint in Matte Black, scrap book paper .44 cents (+50% off - which I think is hilarious) and 2 packs of embellished flowers (from the scrapbooking section). 

I started by spraying my wood frame with black spray paint. 

Easy enough, right? 

Next, I took my scrapbook paper and cut it to size of the insert. 

Again, easy.

While the frame is still drying, I started to cut my letter that I would put on top of my paper. I had printed the letter at work that day, in a font of my choosing. 

I know there is an easier way to do this, but I accept the challenge...and am not clever enough to print on the scrapbook paper. Honestly, I had printed several different "G"'s and wasn't sure which one I wanted to use.
*tip - since I free handed this cut-job, I obviously missed a few snips. I colored in a couple white edges with a black permanent market. Sneaky Sneaky. Can ya tell? ;) 

Another stupid/lazy move on my part - since we have JUST moved into this new home, I have yet to find my scrapbooking box. Which means that I'm missing easy items such as roll on glue and what have you. 

In saying that, I cut out liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle snips of double sided tape and attached my letter to the scrapbook paper this way. I have a hot glue gun but things just would have gotten clumpy and messy. 

After my husband came in and made fun of my technique, I then started playing with different layout options with my flowers and plugged in my hot glue gun.

Minutes later, I am finished! 

Might I suggest that you spray your hardware along with the frame, if need be. We had some gold hooks laying around in our tool box that I didn't spray till later. Hence why they are not included just yet. Once this bad boy is complete, I'll post the finished project. 

In the mean time, run to Hobby Lobby and do this! So easy and cheap. 


  1. So glad you had a chance to post. What font is the G you chose? I like it! I pinned something that made me think of you (and Mal). Have you seen it?

  2. That would be good ole fashion Monotype Corsiva. I printed a lot more options in font that I downloaded but Jamie picked this one. :)
    Yes - LOVE what you posted. Haha!!

  3. I have been dying to do this one!! I even picked up all the supplies one day and then changed my mind at the last minute! (made jammin' onsies instead!) I might have to get back to this one, too cute.

  4. It is SO easy, Lala! And cheap cheap! Come over and we can have craft time together! :)
    Lol, I can't WAIT to see these jammin' onesies!