Make Your Own Key Hanger

I wanted to get all of our keys out of a jumbled pile, but could not find a cute key hanger I liked so I decided to make my own. I like the sheet music and Typewriter trends out there right now, so I decided I would incorporate all 3 types of keys: music keys, typewriter keys, and car keys.

And of course being the kind and generous person that I am, I made you a tutorial because good things are meant to be shared right?!

Supplies needed:

  • 9×12 wood board (Wal-Mart)
  • Black & Brown Craft Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush
  • Sand Paper
  • A few old sheets of music (D.I.)
  • 8-1″ hooks
  • 8-1 1/4 inch Washers
  • 4-1 3/4 inch Washers
  • Oil rubbed bronze spray paint
  • E-6000 or other industrial glue
  • Little letter stickers (Robert’s)
  • Cream and black card stock
  • Free Typewriter font
  • Picture hangers (Robert’s)

How to Make a Key Hanger:

1. Sand the edges of the board smooth. Mix the black and brown to somewhat match oil rubbed bronze paint. Apply to the edges of the board with a foam brush. It will probably need a couple coats. Rough up the edges a little with the sand paper.

2. My sheet music was not as wide as the board, so I cut it in strips and used 5 strips (about 1 3/4 inch) across to cover the board. Just line up the music and you can barely tell it came from another page. I left a 2 1/4 inch space at the top of the board for the label. My sheet music had a nice break where I wanted to add the hooks for my keys. Mod podge the strips to the board one at a time to cover the board. I left the black/brown paint residue in the container I put the mod podge in so it would give it a antiqued tint.

3. Cut a strip of black card stock (about 2 1/4 in tall) to cover the top for the label where it will says “KEYS.” Mod podge it on. Cut a strip of cream card stock slightly smaller to create a black frame and mod podge it on.

4. Screw the tiny hooks into the top of a box for easy spray painting. Cover your area and spray paint the hooks and washers with a few coats according to the directions on the paint can. Let dry.

5. Attach the 8 small washers where you want the hooks with industrial glue. Let set.
6. Add tiny letter stickers to those spots you want labeled. I name our cars Tuck (Hyundai Tuscon) and Tepid (97 Dodge Intrepid that someone needs to haul out of our driveway). I left the top shorter hanging area spots unlabeled for random church keys, relatives house keys, etc.
7. Screw the tiny hooks in with your sheer strength and bare hands.

8. Print out “KEYS” using the free typewriter font on cream card stock. I think I used 90 pt font to get it the right size. You’ll want them to fit on about 1 1/2 inch circles. Trace the circles around the letters and cut them out.

9. Glue the letters to the big washers. Then, glue the big washers to the label area on top of the board.

10. Attach some picture hangers to the back and hang.

Now I can grab my keys off the hanger as I head out to the garage and not have to sift through a pile on a shelf. Yay!


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Feature Friday-Blog Swap with Creative Itch

I’m so excited to be swapping blogs with Michelle today!! Let me introduce myself…..

I’m Misty from Creative Itch.

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I’ve been happily married to my best friend for 12 years, and am the proud Momma of 5 fantastic kids….four girls, ages 10, 9, 7, 4, and a boy who’s 2. I love anything and everything crafty, and am always on the hunt for great projects to try.

I have an ever growing “To Do List” on my sidebar, and thought I’d share a few that I’ve been able to tackle.

These cute Accordion Albums were fun and simple to make!

My daughters were pleased as punch with their cute Scripture Covers!

And my sewing machine has been happy ever since I made this Sewing Machine Cover to protect her from all the dust that seems to collect in my house!

I also love to cook and bake!! I try and post recipes that my family loves on Fridays, like this yummy Pistachio Nut Pudding!

If you’re looking for some fun sewing ideas, or want to share one of your sewing projects, join me on Tuesdays for my “Sew Cute Tuesday” linky party! I’m amazed each week by the fun projects that are linked up!

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Before I go, Michelle asked me to answer 3 questions so you could get to know me a little bit better…….
#1. What is your favorite crafting tool or secret weapon?
Right now, my favorite crafting tool is my sewing machine! I’m a beginner when it comes to sewing, but I find it relaxing, and am always very proud of myself when I finish a project!

#2. If you could take the fam anywhere this Memorial Day Weekend, where would it be and why?
I would be content to stay home with my family this Memorial Day Weekend!! My husband works out of town 4 days a week, so when he’s home, we try to take advantage of our time with him!! My perfect weekend would include playing games, watching movies, and having a BBQ with my little family!

#3. Describe your favorite pair of shoes…
I’m a plain Jane when it comes to shoes!! I own exactly 6 pairs of shoes and 2 pairs of flip flops. I love to look at cute shoes while shopping, but seldom buy any for myself. The ones I wear most often are a black pair of crocs. Boring, I know!!

Thanks again, Michelle, for letting me take over your blog today!! I had a blast!

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Aren’t those scripture covers adorable?! Thanks Misty for swappin’ it up!

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Potatobug Photography Review & Giveaway

Now, as you know, we recently had a photo shoot at Wheeler Farm. Our photographer was Katie Eavenson from Potatobug Photography and she does amazing work!

I was anxious about how my little guy was smiling (he was making faces I had never seen before) and if he might get dirty and she put me totally at ease.

Katie had a great trick to get him to look in to the camera by asking if he could see the monkey in the lens. That is how we got this adorable monkey noise face.

I was impressed that she could keep up with this little guy, even while 7 mos. pregnant!

I love how she captured so many facets of his personality.

My sis says the one below on the right looks like a GAP ad.

All I can say is that I love this kid and I am so happy we captured him at this age so I can always remember my crazy, adorable, silly, rambunctious, curious, loving, little boy.

I was amazed that one week after the shoot I had the fully edited images on a cd in my mailbox. I have all the printing rights and can print as many as I want and I pretty much want them all! Owning the printing rights is important to me.

Katie also sent a list of suggested companies to use for enlargements, books, etc which I think is really helpful considering she probably knows the good ones!


In addition to child shoots,
Katie does infant and family shoots.


Potatobug Photography is available for shoots in Salt Lake & Cache County, Utah and Franklin County, Idaho.

For shoot Prices or to contact
Contact Potatobug Photography

To keep up with the latest, check out the Potatobug Blog

And here is something to get really excited about! Katie is giving away a family session ($125 value)!

  • This includes up to an hour of shooting time on location of your choice (*Salt Lake Valley or Logan, Utah area) or I can reccomend one.
  • CD with the best 20-30 images, fully edited, high resolution (and low res for web) images with print rights.
  • This session is for up to 6 people. For each additional person add $15.00


*If you reside in SLC session will be available for a Fall/September session (due to baby on the way I won’t be traveling to SLC until September).

*If you are in the Cache Valley area, you must be willing to travel to the Logan area and the session may be used anytime in June or wait until Fall/September for your session (due to baby on the way).

To enter: Leave a separate comment for each entry with your email.

Mandatory entry: Visit Potatobug Photography and tell us your favorite pic from her portfolio.

Extra entries:
  • Like Potatobug Photography on Facebook
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  • Blog, Facebook, or tweet about this contest and leave the link

Giveaway will close Wednesday, June 2nd. Good luck!!

FTC disclosure: I was provided with the photo shoot for review and family shoot for giveaway.

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Wordless Wednesday-A Minute in the Life of Two Year Old


And now for a little business…

The winner of the $40 to CSN Stores is…

RebekahBridge

and how sweet is her story. I hope you don’t mind me sharing. Random.org is all about karma when picking the winners.

RebekahBridge said… I would love to get the wireless tv headset for my dad. He was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and the treatments he is undergoing make his RLS unbelievably bad. One of the few ways for him to find relief is to walk on the treadmill while watching NCIS. Who would have thought that combination would be the ticket?! Anyway, he is up most of the night due to the RLS and so I would get him this headset so he doesn’t have to worry so much about waking Mom and my younger sister up each night. Thanks for the opportunity!

Congrats!

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