This DIY began with a pile of old keys I purchased at a flea market.
I was with my parents. It was that trip where we were itching to look at other people’s stuff. Handy Builder Dad (HBD) emboldened me to offer the guy a deal on his cigar box of keys.
And he took the deal! (Thanks, HBD!)
I’ve thought a lot about canning jars lately – and the keys that embellish them. Also, don’t we all think of burlap being in the same era as canning jars?
It’s so easy to decorate your jars. Cut strips of burlap two to three inches wide into long strips that overlap around your jars. Gather some twine to use for the ties.
I found it easiest to place the jars on their sides as you wrap the burlap and tie the jute twine into a bow.
Then, run the key hole over a looped end, and tie it by knotting the looped ends.
For the wide-mouth jar, I gathered the burlap under my hand.
Little folds around the rim of the lid works well. Hold it as best you can, and tie the twine. You can adjust the burlap by scooting it under the twine where you need to tweak it.
Wouldn’t these be great for food gifts? Dried beans and spices for making soups, cookies, or brownie ingredients in a jar? Those types of gifts are the keys to someone’s heart, right there!
If you have an especially interesting key, use it – or two! 🙂
Is that an old roller skate key? I think I had one long, long ago. Did you?
Aren’t these jars old-looking now, vintage-y, and fun?