I love love love vintage things! I especially love vintage objects that were used for everyday life,
keys are some of favorites. A friend of mine, Kelly, found me some keys while she was out antiquing. When I saw them I knew just what crafty I was going to do. Kelly and I were out looking for some more great finds and I got an old clock, a fence post cap, and some great burlap ribbon (I have never seen burlap ribbon but my house will soon be covered with it).
I took my wonderful keys and my great ribbon and I made a little sign. I had an 8 x 10 picture frame and I used that as my back drop. I covered it with purple fabric and went from there.
I had some scrabble tiles that spelled "dream" and thought those would be great with the keys. I used my die-cut machine and cut square tags to frame the tiles. I took a black ink pad and stamped the edges of the tags, it gives it a vintage style. I then added an eyelet.
I glued the tiles down on the paper and glued them to the burlap ribbon. At the last minute I decided to string some wire through the eyelets, I'm glad I added it! I then secured the banner to the fabric with some hot glue.
All that was left was to sew the keys to the fabric. I played around with lots of different layouts and then just finally started attaching them. I used thick black embroidery floss to make sure it lasted. I put my new sign in my old frame and I was done!!
I set my sign next to my new treasures in my living room. It's a happy little reminder to dream everyday!