Wednesday, 2 January 2013

pottery barn inspired key bottles (clay key tutorial)


 i was inspired by these bottles from pottery barn
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so i decided to do my own, but i couldn't find any vintage keys so i made some out of clay



first you need to take the clay and roll out a long piece for the key part. then for the ornate top part. roll a long thinner piece and attach it by moulding it together with water, then take one side and roll it up, like the photo, if you use a plastic straw you can roll it around it to make the shape, then use water to join the two pieces together. then roll another thinner piece and roll it again and join it on top, for the key part at the bottom, make a rectangle shape and cut a piece out of the middle and mould it on to the bottom of the key
leave it to dry completely before trying to move it as it will be delicate until its dry, then paint it black
 then paint the bottle lid black and use a glue gun to stick it standing upright on to it,


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31 comments

  1. Love idea of the key bottles. Really cute and different. Little light on the screen for me to see correctly but what I can see is great/

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  2. So cute. I have keys, bottles & the time. Now I just need to get busy.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. These are really cute. Saw you at a link party and I'm a new follower. Stop by at memoriesbythemile.com
    Wanda Ann

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  4. So VERY creative! Thanks so much for sharing how you made those keys...you are very generous.

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  5. These are so cool, I can't believe you made them from clay. So impressive!

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  6. I am always amazed how people can make a look alike from something they wanted to buy but didn't. Your keys are so incredible. Almost makes me want to take up my clay again. My hands don't work so well anymore so won't, but you've sure inspired me to try something else I shied away from. Love how your key bottles look. I am a nut for glass bottles, I have several smaller onef of the bluish green shade. Glad you shared this great post. Happy 2013

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  7. I love these! The other day I was looking at the new PB and thinking, how could I make these keys?? Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is fantastic! Please come by and share your creativity with my friends at: http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/01/fluster-muster-party-1.html

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  9. Aimee, you're AMAZING!! This is sooooooo pretty!!! WOW!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  10. Thank for the idea I love it. I have the keys and bottles. Thank you your AMAZING

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  11. Wow!!! Your keys turned out amazing. I love the bottles with the keys. Awesome job!!
    Ruth

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  12. I love this idea and I couldn't love more that you made your own keys!!!!

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  13. Super cute!
    If you are looking for vintage skeleton keys, you can find them here: stores.ebay.com/Charmedbydragons

    I sell them here. Lost of sizes and styles to choose from. :)
    Carolyn

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  14. beautiful! love these! can't believe you made keys from clay!

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  15. wow the clay keys look,well like real keys! great job

    nina
    atirinspireddecor.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Aimee, you did it again they are so cute!!! Wonderful and lovely idea, thank you for sharing!

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  18. You are a genius. I saw these, fell in love with them, saw the price, kept going! Great tutorial. I'm featuring these as part of my link party wrap up tomorrow.

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  19. Wow! Would have never guessed these came from clay! Awesome job!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  20. Another fantastic project Aimee! They look wonderful--

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  21. These are absolutely adorable! I've never seen anything like it...so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2013/01/mix-it-up-monday.html#more

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  22. What a wonderful and fun project! I have always had a fascination with skeleton keys - so romantic and chic! Thanks for sharing how you made your bottles with us!

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  23. Do come and link it up at our Wednesday Weekly Linky party. This belongs in our Best of 2012 parade (unless you just made it yesterday...) http://www.finecraftguild.com/best-of-2012-linky-parties/

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  24. O my gosh these are so adorable, crafty, and thrifty! Great job! I love Pottery Barn its just so darn expensive! Thanks for linking up to frugal crafty home!

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  25. Thanks for linking to Fluster Muster Wednesday over at Fluster Buster.

    Robin, www.FlusterBuster.com

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  26. That is really amazing. What a talent you have. Thanks for sharing. Patti

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  27. This is simply amazing! You have great talent. Thank you so much for sharing your how-to. Patti

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  28. I can't believe the keys are made out of clay. Looks amazing!

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