Monday, March 26, 2012

Key magnets

So I recently had the good fortune of buying a lot of 72 office furniture keys. 

Why did I do it?  Well it was eBay and I thought "of course I can find something to do with these."  Well, when I got them in the mail, they weren't as cute as I expected.  But then again, who thinks office keys are cute anyway?  I blame it on the 3am impulse buy...

So here is what I ended up doing with my 72 keys.  Hint, they're MUCH cuter now!

For this project, you'll just need three items.  I have my {1} office furniture keys, though any flat backed key would work.  I purchased a {2} set of magnets from the Home Depot.  They do NOT have the foam sticker backing, and here's why:  when I'm making magnets, sometimes the item being magnetized is pretty heavy.  I've found over time the foam sticker doesn't hold up as well as my {3} E-6000, item #3 on my list.

All you need to do is put a small dab of glue on the back of the magnet and then stick that to the key.  I let mine dry for two days.  E-6000 is some strong stuff and it really stinks, so do this project in a well ventilated area.

Here is my final project holding a vintage print on my refrigerator.  I realize that it doesn't make much sense now, but I didn't really have anything to hang up for the picture  :)

Only 66 more to go!  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen this person's key sculptures?


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