DIY First Edition Deco Mache Key Holder

Never lose your keys again with our fab First Edition Deco Mache frame tutorial from this week's flashback!

Ever feel like your set of keys have a mind of its own? To keep your keys in one place, Maxine is going to show you how to make this pretty First Edition Deco Mache keyholder so 1.) You will never misplace your keys again and 2.) to create a pretty home decor piece to add to your home - double whammy!



What you Need

First Edition Deco Mache Paper, Brushes, Adhesive Varnish Glue,  Antique Crackle Base Coat Glue, Antique Crackle Top Coat Glue

Simply Creative Stickers

Dovecraft Acetate

Wooden Frame

Metal Hooks


How to Make

1. Cut your chosen First Edition Deco Mache paper into small pieces. Cover your wooden frame with a coat of First Edition Adhesive Varnish glue, using the hog hair brush in your First Edition Brush Set. Layer your frame with your pieces of First Edition Deco Mache paper.

DIY_deco_mache_key_holder_1.jpg2. Take the back of the frame and cut a piece of contrasting First Edition Deco Mache paper to fit the back. As before, add a layer of First Edition Varnish glue to the back of the frame and add the paper on top. Apply a layer of the glue over the top. Allow to dry.

DIY_deco_mache_key_holder_2.jpg3. Cut a piece of Dovecraft A4 Acetate down to fit the back of the frame. Use the Simply Creative Alphabet stickers to write the phrase, ‘Home Sweet Home’.

TIP: Use the lines on your craft mat to place the letters in a straight line. You can adhere the letters straight to the back of the frame, but adding the acetate gives you the option to change the acetate message, if you wish.

DIY_deco_mache_key_holder_4.jpg4. Place your acetate sheet on to the back of your frame and carefully put your frame together.

5. Measure where you would like the holes along the bottom of your Deco Mache frame. Once you’re happy with the placement, make a mark. Drill 3 small holes and screw in the hooks to the bottom.

DIY_deco_mache_key_holder_7.jpgNow your Keys are ready to be hung on this pretty frame. Each season you could Deco Mache your frame with a different colour and change the phrase on the acetate!


What Deco Mache papers will you use to decorate your key holder? We would love to see so don’t forget to share your projects in the inspiration area and to #trimcraft when uploading to social media!


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