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4 Artistic Ways To Improve Your House Keys

4 Artistic Ways To Improve Your House Keys

There are many items we need to keep track of, such as our phones and wallets, but one of the most important is the house keys. House keys are valuable, but they don’t typically have the artistic touch that we provide to other items. Making some improvements will liven up the way you enter a building. Use these artistic ways to improve your house keys and always leave the house in style.

Add Coats of Paint

Paint is a great addition to any clear surface, and your keys are the tiny canvases. Use multiple coatings of paint to style your keys in a design. For the best coating, use a primer on the surface until it dries, then add acrylic or oil-based paint coatings.

Adding splashes of solid colors and creating small details helps you develop a key that stands out from the rest. Try a variety of designs such as a sunset, ombré, or polka dots for keys that dazzle when you see them.

Yarn Wrap

Yarn is a great way to add a cozy look to your keys. Yarn wrapping your house keys is simple since you only need to cover the handle. Work with one loop at a time with holed keys, and don’t be afraid to try using numerous yarn colors.

Keys with a solid handle may take more maneuvering to ensure the string doesn’t slide off during the process, but a few loops around the shoulder will keep it in place. This artistic way to improve your house keys is also an excellent idea for minimizing sound. If you often come home late and don’t want to make too much noise as you enter your home, the yarn absorbs the noise of the metal keys hitting each other.

Add a Stylish Keychain

Keychains are a fashion idea that won’t go out of style anytime soon. Your keys instantly look better with a keychain of different materials and colors. Try making a keychain that’s both personalized and artistic.

If you have any spare materials, like leather, making keychains is one of the creative ways to use scrap leather. Using various materials of different colors, such as sea glass, bronze, or wood, is a great way to improve your keychain with an attachable accessory.

Keychains are also an improvement for handling your keys. Losing your keys becomes easier if you don’t have an attachment. The keychain is a larger feature that’s easy to hold onto and combines practicality and aesthetics as you reach for the keys to open the door.

Add Jewelry

Jewelry looks just as good on you as it does on your keys. Glue small jewelry on your keys to make them glitter.

Use stud earrings, pearls from a necklace, or any small gems that fit on the key. Make sure you mind how much room you’re taking and avoid overcrowding each type of jewelry to ensure each adds a unique touch to the key.

There are various ways to turn your key from a basic metal tool to a work of art. Use these tips to create a key that combines fashion and function.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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