Hey Friends! Popping in to share a ridiculously quick and easy project for you! It seriously took longer for my glue gun to heat up than it did to complete this project! That’s a win in my book!
I found some fabulous antique style keys at Michael’s in the $1.50 bin a few months ago. I snagged some up, knowing they’d make adorable art! Then, I started my search for the perfect frame to go with the key. Obviously, that took a while, but I finally came across an inexpensive wood frame at Home Goods a couple weeks ago.
Funny story about that Home Goods shopping trip… My kids were with me, so we strolled down the toy aisle to look at all the cool stuff. My son found an awesome watch for half the price I’d seen it elsewhere. His birthday is coming and that exact watch was on his birthday list, so I wanted to buy it for him. I figured it I waited and came back without the kids, it’d be gone. I had to find a way to sneakily buy it without him seeing me. So, I exclaimed about some cool toy down the aisle to distract him and quickly shoved it into the stroller awning to hide it from him. Then, when we checked out, I had to send him to look at candy so I could hurriedly get it to the cashier without him seeing. I barely made it! But, the cashier caught on quickly and wrapped the watch all up so he couldn’t see. Whew! When did birthday shopping get so hard?! I mean, I turned into the crazy mom that thought it’d be a good idea to send my child to look at candy without intending to purchase any candy! Haha!
Anyway, back to the key art. I popped the glass out of the frame, then glued some burlap to the back of the frame. I wrapped a bit of jute twine around the key, then glued it onto the burlap covered frame back. I reassembled my frame and wallah! Easy, fast, cheap art!
What easy projects have you done lately? What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to distract your kids so you could sneak buying them a present?