This is a DIY throwback from Valentine’s Day that was in Sam’s basket of goodies but I decided that I’d post about this one too! It’s the key to our first home together. When we moved out of that flat Sam kept badgering me to leave the key to the landlord (even though we had made this copy out of pocket ourselves). And I kept saying “Okay” even though I had no intention of doing so. Eventually I had to start making up lame excuses for me to keep my key because I knew I wanted to keep it for this DIY, and Sam seemed determined to make me return it.
This came with us to Stratford and I’m just about to hang it!
Here are the things you’ll need:
Map of where you live (or something else meaningful to you two)
Hot Glue Gun
So this is a really quick and relatively easy DIY. First take off the back of the frame and use that as a stencil to outline where to cut your map. Obviously center it over the part of the map you want. Cut it out and hotglue it (in each corner) to the front of the back of your frame. (The side that doesn’t have the legs and hook).
Next take your key and paint it your favourite colour/your partners favourite colour/something that shoes up nicely against your map.
Once the key has dried center and hotglue it to your map. Like this:
(The key on mine is pointing towards London where we lived first togehter. But when I cut out the map, I made sure to keep in Nottingham where Sam went to University. (Did you notice that Sam? I bet you didn’t.))
Awesome. Now all you have to do is assemble your frame as per usual and then turn the picture frame over and on the back of it write with your Sharpies. I’d promote writing a personal message and including the address of that first home. There’s no picture of that here, because a) it’s personal and b) don’t post your current or old addresses on the internet, people!
(Ooh la la)