Upcycled Key Keyring

Upcycled vintage keys turn into contemporary keyrings with a quick lick of paint.  You could have a different coloured one for each member of the family to identify their keys!

I inherited a bunch of vintage keys from my Pa (my Grandpa; I couldn’t get the ‘Gr’ sound right as a child!). Heavens knows why he still had them, or where they all came from, but he did, I have kept them for years just waiting for an idea to use them. As usual, it came from Pinterest, where someone had painted old keys and framed them. I loved the look of the painted keys, but I didn’t really want to frame them and I really liked the look of a whole bunch of them. So why not add them to my actual keys as a keyring?!

Upcycled Key Keyring DIY

You will need:

-vintage key

Rust-Oleum Painters Touch All Purpose Paint *


-wire wool

Upcycled Key Keyring DIY

How to make an Upcycled Key Keyring:

1.First clean up your key with some washing up liquid, hot water and wire wool. Dry throughly.

Upcycled Key Keyring DIY

2.I tested a good few different paints to see which worked the best and the winner by a mile was the Rustoleum. It doesn’t need a primer, and has great coverage. And no, they are not paying me or sponsering me to say that! Two very thin layers is much better than a single thick one, and use a soft, not bristle, paintbrush. Paint one side at a time, making sure to get in any details.

Upcycled Key Keyring DIY

3.Make sure the first layer is completely dry before applying the second.

Upcycled Key Keyring DIY

4.Use a split ring to attach to your keys!

Upcycled Key Keyring DIY

If you have a go at making your own Upcycled Key Keyring, or have any questions feel free to comment below or message me on TwitterInstagram or Facebook! And if you want to see even more of the creative things I get up to, sign up to my monthly email! Happy Making!

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