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I came across two computer keyboards that had been thrown away. One had black keys and the other had white keys. I've seen projects in the past on Pintetest and Hometalk that used computer keyboard keys. I took a small screw driver and popped off all of the keys. I washed them off and then let them dry.
Black and white Computer keys.
I tried placing the keys on different objects. The one I decided to use was a Pringles chip can.
The base for the project.
I hot glue both black and white keys to the can and lid. The space bars were perfect for taking up more space. Also keeping the keys in a straight row.
Here's the can finally covered in the keys.
I wanted my key project to look different than the others I've seen. I got out my stash of spray paint. It grows larger every time Ace Hardware has a 2 for $5.00 sale. The silver paint was perfect for the look I was going for. Gold would have looked nice too. My 10 year old grandson agreed with me on the color choice. I sprayed it with 3 thin coats. Letting it dry between coats.
Lid and can painted silver.
I decided I wanted to use the can for artificial flowers instead of holding pens and pencils. I kept the lid in case I changed my mind later on. Now for flowers. I got into my supply of flowers. I couldn't find any blue ones. So back to my spray paint stash. I chose this beautiful aqua blue. It took 5 light coats. The petals kept soaking up the paint but did not change the color of the flower much.
If not the color you want just spray paint it
I'm so happy how it all turned out. The blue and silver look so good together. And it didn't cost me a cent to make. I still have keys left over for another future project.
All done. Yea!
Suggested materials:
  • Pringles chip can
  • Computer keyboard keys.
  • Blue and silver spray paint.
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  • Glo23345606 Glo23345606 on Aug 14, 2017
    I think my 5 year grandson would like the can, it's very outerspace looking. How do you dust this?

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