** UPDATE: Thanks to everybody who entered our giveaway! The winner is # 53, Nancy B., who said "The prettiest key I have is one to the house where I grew up – just an old skeleton type key – but I love the memories it brings." What a cool key, and such a great way to unlock old memories :) We'll be in touch with you via email soon, Nancy!
Hi everyone! I'm excited to share this week's tutorial with you -- a set of tiny, doll-sized keys! These are so much fun to make, and you can whip them out really fast....always a plus!
You can watch the video or follow the step by step tutorial below to see how to make them...
You'll need a sheet of heat-shrink plastic (like Shrinky Dinks), some old keys to trace, colored pencils, and a sharpie.
Pick a key to start with, then trace around it onto the rough side of the plastic.
Grab a metallic pencil, and get coloring! For some extra pizzazz, try outlining some "key" details with a fine-point permanent marker. :)
Using normal scissors, carefully cut out your key. Round off the sharp points (the shrinking process makes any pointy ends very sharp), and use a hole punch to make a hole for the keyring.
Following the directions on the package, shrink your keys. Let them cool, then slip them onto a keyring.
Tie on a piece of cording for a lanyard, or add your favorite doll-sized keychain!
And that's it -- your very own set of doll sized keys!
**UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed, thanks to everybody who entered!**
NOW -- would you like to win this particular set of keys, instead of making your own? (Or perhaps in addition to making your own? Well, you're in luck, because we're giving them away! There are five different, awesome keys, and one of them is even Pixie Faire themed.... To enter, just leave a comment answering this question: "The prettiest key I've ever used was..." (For example, I once had a key that had a tiny heart engraved on it. Gotta love the details!) We will run the giveaway from now until Monday, June 30th, at which point we'll pick a winner randomly, and let them know via email that they've won!
Thanks for following along, and have fun!
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