Magic Santa Keys

I hate to say it, so I am going to say it FAST...kinda like ripping off a Band-Aid....I know that SOME of you are still in school....OUCH! Sorry! I pray for you daily. OK, OK...hourly!   Maybe this will make it a little better. If you are looking for a fast and easy peasy idea for a last minute classroom gift, I've got it all figured out for you.

Raise your hand if you totally fell in love with the little magic Santa keys popping up all over pinterest. Looks so easy...right?!? Um....well...that is if you don't have to search for those darn skeleton keys. I mean, I thought to easy could it be to pick up some skeleton keys and attach Cara Carroll's adorable poem?!? WRONG! Those pesky little keys were absolutely NO WHERE to be found! Well, we are all does that saying go??? Oh yes...MODIFY AND ADJUST!  Since I couldn't find those crazy antique looking keys, I just had to come up with something a little different...however...not profound. I am most certain that this idea is probably somewhere on that little lover that I call Pinterest, but this is one time that I actually did not call in the troops and send out a search party to locate it! ;)

Here are those adorable skeleton keys!
{You can pick up Cara's version of this poem HERE! It's perfect!}

Although the skeleton keys would have been nice, this little version will do in a pinch! ;) AND...the kiddos absolutely fell in L.O.V.E.
{I promise...the glitter was sparkly and beautiful in person!}

The alternative version:

1. A collection of old keys...big/little, dirty/ get the picture.
(Send out a faculty email...EVERYONE has keys that they need to get off their key ring!)
2. Tacky Spray or any spray adhesive
3. Gold Glitter
4. Hairspray

How It's Done:
1. Give those keys a good spray of adhesive.
2. Dip in Glitter and allow time to dry.
3. Spray a little hairspray for a top coat so the glitter won't "shed".
4. Attach Poem.

There you have it. A magical gift for all kiddos {especially for those without a chimney}!  

Hopefully this will save you a little time and/or frustration if you too are jumping on the magic key bandwagon!


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  1. What a neat idea! Now just gotta start saving those keys for next year! I looked for those darn skeleton keys too! & I haven't a clue where you might find them. Thanks for sharing an alternative!
    First Grade Delight

  2. What a super cute idea:) Will be filing it in the to do next year pile:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. This is a great idea! Good alternative!

    PS: 1.5 days left for mee

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. Love this idea! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Mary Lirette