Still prepping for craft shows, today I thought I’d share some new Santa’s Magic Key Gifts. The key’s were found at a local big box hobby store in the dollar or discount section, available in three different ‘styles’.Anyone who has known me for a while knows that I LOVE copper and copper patina… and on first glance, I LOVED this copper key! LOL, I’m still hoarding and lamenting the loss of Brushed Copper card stock! The rhinestone bling just added to this lovely magical Santa Key!The long tall silver key was my second favorite… and it blinged out quite well too. There was a third key available, a dark galvanized looking short and stubby key which initially I wasn’t too impressed with.Until I blinged it out… and then something magical occurred with this lovely Santa’s Magic Key…It really was Santa’s Magic Key…. complete with the first initial of Santa’s name!! Wow… I went back to the store the next day and got a few more in this style!
I wanted to have special packaging for this very special key… I’ve done two Santa’s Magic Key Ornaments… one in 2009 HERE, and another more updated version recently HERE. But these keys were so special, and I wanted something memorable, traditional… and worthwhile of a family tradition, so off to my stamping studio I went… A wonderful blinged out Santa’s Magic Key needed a key safe, LOL and these cute window nugget tins were just the perfect size! I had just one challenge to resolve…how to secure it in the box, removable yet displayable.
I contacted my friend Tee from Green Isles Crafts and we did a little brainstorming… hmm… velcro (no), wire (no) a brad (no). I didn’t do anything with my keys for a month… but then the craft show was approaching quickly so set about decorating the boxes, and it came to me!
The answer came to me in a flash… a button layered brad!! But not just any button layered brad of course, I had to leave some space between them to capture and secure the Magic Key!
So, after separating and flattening out the legs of the brad with my trusty jewelry pliers, they were inserted through the button holes just enough to flatten them a little bit on the back of the button and leave a skinny quarter inch gap. Aaah.. success! I hope they sell well at the craft fair.. don’t you need one for your home?
Ordinarily, today would be the Creative-Sketches Design Team Challenge… but the design team has decided to take a break until the first of the year… hope you’ll keep following along as I post other projects and creations I have made!
See you tomorrow with a couple more new craft fair projects and photos!