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Fun in the Details

Sometimes a little extra pizzazz is all it takes to brighten your day. It’s like that saying, “Life is in the details.” Anyone can drink a bottle of pop, but using a straw is much more fun.  And slipping on sandals is commonplace, but bright toenails make everyone smile.

Following that same logic; Everyone carries a set of keys, but carrying a sparkly set  is just a little sweeter.

Necessary Supplies

Key. Mod-Podge. Glitter. Paint brush.

Note: I got this idea from a Pinterest post. I followed the instructions on there (which I don’t 100% recommend) so I don’t have as many corresponding pictures as I’d like.

Step 1: Dip your paint brush in Mod-Podge and spread it over the area of the key that you would like to sparkle. Glitter will stick very easily so a thin layer is best; plus you can always add more later.

Step 2: Sprinkle the glitter onto the key and shake away the excess. Allow the key to dry for 25 minutes.

Step 3: Flip over the key and repeat steps 1 and 2.

Note: This is the point when I realized I only had enough blue embossing glitter for 1.5 sides of the key. Embossing glitter isn’t necessary, but it’s just what I had wanted to use. Either way, I had to repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 using regular, green glitter. So if you’d like a two-tone key like mine, just repeat steps 1 through 3 right on top of each other.

Step 4: Apply a thin top layer of Mod-Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off. Again, let it dry for 25 minutes then flip and apply to the other side.

Step 5: Once the last second side dries, slip your key on a ring. Don’t be alarmed if your glitter seems to peel up a bit as the ring presses against it. I was able to press mine back down and it was good as new.

Good as new, yet better than ever!


About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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