Today I want to show you the simple but pretty way I display my itty-bitty collection of skeleton keys. I really love skeleton keys because the 1950s home I grew up in had keys like this, although most of them were fazed out for newer, safer keys (but one of these may or may not be the key to the shed).
My shadow box is from Winner's. My mom received one with treasured mementos after the loss of someone important in our lives. I found one like it and picked it up because the option to add a photo is great - I added a picture my mom took in Hungary because the metal gate in the photo really mirrors the curvy shape of the keys.
- Shadow box
- Silk ribbon (I used silk because the fanciness is so nice with the patina of the keys)
- Skeleton keys (I used 5 - I like odd numbers)
- Straight pins (5)
The steps are simple:
- Tie a ribbon around each key, at various lengths, securing the ribbon with a bow
- Slide a straight pin through the back of the bow (to hide it)
- Push the pin into the shadow box
- Fuss a little, tweaking the bows this way and that (come on, you know you do this too!)
- Re-insert the glass and call it a day!
|. . . are a-okay!|
I thought about creating a little vignette with the skeleton keys on Hubby's new DIY desk, but I think I really prefer it uncluttered. When I finally post pics of the office all together, I think you'll agree.