5-Minute DIY Vintage Key Necklaces

5 minute DIY vintage necklaces

I sort of have a thing for vintage keys… and simple DIY’s with big results. Add the two together, and I present to you the ultra-simple 5 minute DIY key necklaces! (yes, I meant that to be read with the same awesomeness of a circus announcer). Things you’ll need:

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Necklace Chains

Jump Rings (Charm Hooks)

Vintage Keys

Nail Polishes (one in a bold color & one in gold)

Clear Nail Polish

Ribbon & String 

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how to make a vintage key necklace

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retro style DIY key necklace

1. Paint nail polish onto the keys in thick short strokes, and let dry completely.

2. Once dry, apply the clear coat.

3. Attach jump ring through the cutout in the ring.

4. Tie red string to the jump ring.

DIY glitter key necklace

Repeat step for the first key, with glittery gold nail polish. Then tie black velvet ribbon around the middle.

diy rustic key necklace

For a rustic look, leave a key as is, and tie ribbon to the jump ring.

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It’s almost too easy for instructions, isn’t it? Have any tips or ideas? Let me know!

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  7. Amazing! What a cute blog. The kind i always wanted to have but been too lazy to build :(
    Keep it up, so happy to check it everyday :)

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  8. Oh my, so cute! I never thought of painting keys with nail polish; what a great way to revamp them! And the ribbon is an adorable touch. If you’re into key jewelry, you might like this project we have on our site:

    http://www.allfreebeadedjewelry.com/Wire-Necklace/Secrets-at-Midnight-Necklace

    It has a little lock too!

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I’m definitely going to have to give it a try :)

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  9. Hi! Have you tried the crackle nail polish for this? I wonder if that would make for a more distressed look? Idk…hmm perhaps I’ll have to try… Lovely blog doll, have a nice day!

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  10. This just gave me the best idea! How cute and easy would it be to cut out key shapes from card stock, paint/glitter them up, and use them as part of gift wrap or other craftinesses?

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