Pimp Your Keys : Plus Removable Bling!

Pimp Your Keys

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pimp.keys,car1I just bought a unique car that’s all mine and its so me. Since my car matches who I am so we well I wanted to decorate my keys to do the same. I only have three keys on my keyring but I have a ton of bling. My keys were kind of bleh in a sea of awesomeness.

The key that goes with my car has a chip in it so it has an extra large plastic grey end. Not very pretty and a challenge to make look nice. Another key is a house key which would be simple to decorate. But my third key is an official post office box key and I can’t do anything permanent to it. I found a way to fix up each one.  Below are the simple instructions.


Vinyl sticker I created for the back of my car. It’s a reference to the fact I play World of Warcraft.

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Tools I Used

  • Nail Polish
  • Spray Paint
  • Colored Duct Tape
  • Precision Scissors
  • X-acto Knife
  • Glitter
  • Fake jewels
  • Felt
  • Clothespins for holding.

Clothespins allow me to hold items while I paint and also paint both sides at the same time. Then you can sit or balance them while they dry.

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Standard Nail Polish Treatment

This idea can be found all over the web and is the status quo for decorating your keys. You can get nail polish in a huge array of colors including some with glitter. It works well and is fairly durable. I added a little flower flourish on each side with regular paint then coated it with gloss to protect it.

 

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Spray paint on keys with large plastic ends.

This is my key for my new car. It has a large rubber type end. I taped off the key part and spray painted it. I then coated it a little with Mod Podge and added some glitter and sprayed it with gloss to protect it.

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Glitterizing Keys

I painted my keys first with a color similar to the glitter. You don’t have to do that though. Then glue, spread, sprinkle and dry. After drying rub or brush off loose glitter before sealing.

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After completely dry and brushed off add a semi-thick coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter on. pimp.keys-h

 

A Post Office Box key.  (Removable)

I was wondering how I would decorate this key when I was not allowed to paint it. I tried Washi tape at first but its not sticky enough. I then realized I had some colored duct tape. it was perfect! I pressed a piece on one side at a time and trimmed the outside with precision scissors. I used an X-acto knife for the hole.  I then glued a little jewel on each side with epoxy.

  Duct Tape is the perfect thing to decorate your keys in a temporary way.  pimp.keys-c

Stick you key on and cut with precision scissors. Repeat on other side.

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Use a VERY sharp X-acto type knife to cut out the hole.

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Glue on any decoration you wish or just leave plain!

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Felt Covered Key (removable)

  1. Cut two pieces of felt with about 1/8 th of an inch extra around the edge.
  2. Blanket stitch the edge partway around.
  3. When there is about 1/3rd an opening left slide in your key and finish stitching.
  4. You can stitch the bottom open edge of each side if desired.
  5. Decorate however you want! I had an applique I glued.

 

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Before and Afters

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Some of my newly pimped out keys on my keyring.  FYI The little owl us a USB drive. Üpimp.keys-12

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More Keys On Key Fobs I Made

Key Fob Tutorial Here

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