Before getting into today’s post I’d like to point out that this marks our 600th blog post! Can you believe it?? That is a lot of writing. Anyway! We’re so thankful that you guys have stuck around for so long, and if you’re new to this little ol’ blog, then welcome :)
After moving a couple months back into our current apartment, it was official: I had a lot of keys. We’re talking “is she a janitor?” amount. What were all of these keys for? My apartment, a mail key, Derek’s old apartment [which had 3 keys alone], my office, my parents house [2 keys], and my car keys. This probably doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but when all of your keys are copies from Lowes, and they all look identical, it can become a little confusing. And one thing I hate the most is the key shuffle. You know the dance. Your hands are full and it’s late at night and you’re shuffling for the right key to run inside your home before the boogeyman gets you. Oh that’s just me? Awkward. So I wanted to set my keys apart a little bit, and since I use my apartment key the most often, I decided it needed a little.. bedazzlement.
I knew I wanted to use gold glitter so the first step was to ditch the boring silver Lowe’s key, and have a brass key made so that the colors would match better. Yes, my keys are serious business people! I ended up using one of those Minute Key machines [at Lowe's], which work great! Even though there was an old Russian woman telling me how skeptical she was of those machines the whole minute my key was being made. When I got home I gathered my materials.
You will need:
fine glitter [mine was from Michael's]
clear nail polish
First you’ll want to dab on a thin layer of glue on one side of the top of your key.
Then generously sprinkle on your glitter.
Shake all of the loose glitter off your key and let dry for 30 minutes [or whatever your glue bottle reccomends]
Once that side is dry, apply a layer of clear nail polish to seal the glitter into your key. No one likes glitter fingers, so this will help keep all of your glitter smooth and protected. Once this side is dry, you can then flip the key over and repeat these steps for the other side.
And voila! You’re key is now the coolest key on the
block ring, which definitely makes finding it a breeze. This project was super easy and took about an hour, most of which was drying time. But now I wonder, what else can I glitter??