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Only You Hold the Key to My Heart – Skeleton Key Art

I can’t believe it’s Friday!  This week has flown by!  Here’s a super simple project for your weekend – maybe you could do it during the big game (if your not into football)!  All you need is a simple frame, a piece of scrap fabric, your home printer, and a key to make this sweet piece of art  for Valentine’s Day – Only You Hold the Key to My Heart!
Key to my Heart - Valentines Day Ideas
I have a thing for old skeleton keys.  If I find a piece of antique furniture that has the original key, it’s super exciting!  A few years ago I was at an antique shop and asked if they had any skeleton keys.  After looking around, the owner came back with a brown paper lunch bag with about 20 skeleton keys.  I asked how much she wanted for the entire bag – $2!!!   That little brown bag was like a pirate’s loot to me!
Skeleton Key
I made this little framed piece for Valentine’s Day, but it could be left out all year.  Just a simple framed key with the words – “Only you hold the key to my heart”.  Simple – easy – done!
Framed Key to My Heart - Valentines Day Ideas
Many of the other keys are hanging from the birch branch arrangement on my mantel.  If you don’t have any old rusty skeleton keys, you can always use a decorative key found at your local craft store – I’ve seen skeleton key scrapbook embellishments, jewelry findings, and even some in the dollar bins.
Hanging Keys - Valentines Day Ideas
I bet you could purchase old skeleton keys on Ebay or Etsy too! Check at garage sales in the spring or at your local antique shops! I hope you have fun with this little project!

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