Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Key Redux

I finally got a Santa Key because we don't have a fireplace. The kids were uber excited about it, so Malachi tried his best to jam it in the lock when I wasn't looking and broke it. Grrr.

After a perusal, I don't even know what it's made of, I managed with no effort to snap a second part off. So, I got to work to fix up a better Santa Key.
I have some skeleton keys I picked up at a flea market last summer, so I selected one that fit the Santa face from the original key.

I had to make them match. I decided to go with gold. I love gold at Christmas. I used gold Rub n' Buff.

I used a paint brush so I could get it in all the little crevices, but either with a brush or finger, you just rub it on and let it set for a bit to dry. 

Then buff it with a paper towel. I overzealously buffed (or possibly didn't wait long enough) and had to reapply.

I used epoxy to adhere the Santa to the skeleton key.
So then more waiting to let it dry. I'm not good at waiting.
Tied a ribbon through and hung it on the door. 

This one is much sturdier so even if the kids attempt to use it again, I doubt it would break.

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