I’ve had these keys hanging around for over a year. I’ve been wanting to make them into framed keys, but I figured if I hadn’t done it by now I was never going to.

I used a spray primer at first, but it didn’t take well and they just turned a light chocolate brown. So I just took my chances and used the silver metallic spray paint and it worked perfectly, plus it dries quickly.

Then I got out my silver glitter and went to town. I couldn’t wait to make glitter key ornaments. I swear glitter lasts forever. I just poured the extra back into the bottle and it looked like I had it all back. I have to say Martha Stewart is my favorite glitter.

Our Santa Key broke from last year (I think Ammon was sticking it in all the doors) so I needed to make a new one. I only have 2, maybe 3 more years of believing in Santa, so I’m milking it for all it’s worth.

I used a store bought tag, dipped the edges in glue, then glitter. I used stamps to make the letters and design on the tag.

And then attached it to the glitter key with ribbon. I hung it on the door knob, but then thought of my grandsons and moved it.

Our Advent Tree is starting to look a little bare so I hung it there. And it’s by the front door. On Christmas Eve we hang it on the outside by the front door. We have a gas fireplace so Ammon knows Santa won’t fit down the chimney.

I hung the other glitter key ornaments on the Advent Tree too.

It’s still looks a little bare, so I’m also going to add the glitter sleigh bells I made last year.

Now this girl is covered in glitter. Ammon was working on his homework by me and now his paper is covered in glitter. Apparently I can’t control my glittering.

I’m linking to:

Ornaments or Trees Linky at Poppies at Play
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
Craft Link Party at Polly Want A Crafter
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Sassy Sites
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

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TerriBoog December 17, 2010 at 2:00 am

I LOVE your key idea! Very clever and super pretty!

Andy Porter December 17, 2010 at 7:28 am

Totally love it Leanne! Great work!!

Shelly December 17, 2010 at 8:27 am

I know how you feel about having something around for a year before deciding what to do with it! Your keys are fantastic!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} December 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

Just darling. I love how they sparkle. What a clever idea. Merry Christmas.

Michelle @ {Loving Every Second} December 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

So cute!!! What a fun idea – and I love the glitter!

Charlie - Attempting Aloha December 18, 2010 at 3:20 am

Coming over from Tatertots and Jello. Super cute idea! Now if only I had some of those awesome keys laying around… Hmmmm ((wheels turning))


Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,

Anjanette December 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

They are so cute.

Kira @ Kissing the Joy December 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

Oh those keys are beautiful! Where in world did you find them? Love the santa tag too; I would have never thought of that and it’s such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Kassi December 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

Love this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Diane @ home sweet homemade December 20, 2010 at 11:16 am

Totally adorable! great job & thanks for sharing :)

Dana December 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I found you through Polly Want a Crafter and I love this! I wanted to invite you to enter my $50 American Express gift card giveaway that ends in a few days! I also have a link party going on this week! Keep up the good blogging! -Dana


Michelle December 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Adorable and fun idea! I have tags and glitter… just need keys. Thanks for the idea!

Have a Merry Christmas!

sandy October 19, 2011 at 12:34 am

oh my goodness love your santa keys … thank you for sharing will have a go at these for my darling grandchildren … happy crafting and love sandy xx
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Lisa November 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Love this idea! We will be featuring it tomorrow on Over the Big Mo0n!
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Kayla November 23, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I know this is a year late, but I just found your site. I am going to try to make a Santa Key for our home. I love the idea!!! Thanks for all you do!!!!


Kathy December 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Beautiful……I just “luv” your keys!!!

cassie {hi sugarplum} December 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Love these!!! the glitter is so fun and sparkly too. Thanks for linking up!

Molly Young December 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

HI i love this idea! Where could i find keys like this?

Kristin December 17, 2011 at 6:29 am

Love this idea! Santa is visiting us tomorrow and is going to give the kids a magic key to hang on the front door. Did you put the glitter on right after the paint or let the paint dry, cover with glue, and then glitter? If so, what kind of glue did you use?

Amber December 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I am working on mine right now! Waiting for the glitter to dry before I seal it. For those that are asking, I found the keys at Hobby Lobby. A couple are different, and a couple are the same as the ones shown. They are with all the metal stuff.

Tara October 18, 2012 at 8:17 am

Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my “100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations”! Have a great day! http://www.aspectacledowl.com/100-christmas-crafts-decorations/

Trish November 29, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Can you buy fake keys like that anywhere?

Jenny Doyle December 8, 2012 at 1:56 am

I love this idea! My kids are always asking how Santa gets down our chimney, which will be even more of an issue now we have a stove! Now I can tell them we will leave a key out! Thanks for sharing!

leanneja January 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I bought them at Tai Pan trading and have seen them on line at other stores.

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