What do you do with an old drawer, some game pieces, an a heart shaped lock and key? You make some fun wall art! This easy craft makes recycling or up-cycling fun. The message “key to my heart” is a romantic one, making this a great project to give as a gift to someone special.
On a recent antique shopping trip, I picked up the cute drawer for $4.50. I had been looking all over for old Scrabble games to use the letter block pieces in craft projects. I didn’t find any Scrabble but found something I liked even better. My search led me to a game made in the 50’s called “Keyword Cross Word Game”. Inside there were lettered blocks in black with a greenish yellow letter – SCORE! I was able to purchase that game for just $5 and have enough letters for several projects.
My inspiration for this project came from seeing a wall hanging at an eclectic interiors store. The vintage piece had a sale price of $100. I loved the art but didn’t want to pay the price. Instead I went searching for the materials to make my own. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an antique heart shaped lock with key. I did, however, find an antique reproduction on ebay for just $9.99. So instead of paying $100 for some cool art work, I was able to make my own for about $20.
Once I had all of the materials found, the actual project was very simple to do. I hope this inspires you to do some vintage shopping and make your own art work!