Recreated Missing Keyhole Cover With Molding Clay

Kelley MacKay
by Kelley MacKay
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i was redoing my moms grandmothers chest of drawers. It was missing a keyhole cover and I could not find anything close. So I decided to try my hand at creating one with sculpey molding clay. Very pleased with the results!



bought 2 oz pkg at Michaels used 50% off coupon ($1.50!)

rolled putty in a ball and I pressed it into back of my original keyhole cover creating a "mold". Use some type of powder in hardware piece (to keep from sticking) and I put a little on my working clay. i removed putty from my original keyhole, and baked according to instructions.

Once I had my mold (pic on left)...I took more putty, pressed into the "mold" (remember to use baby powder or some type of powder)...I delicately removed putty impression from the mold. I used a tool to clean up edges (it helped for me to put original hardware over clay that I popped out of mold). Once I was happy with detail clean up I baked this piece (same time). Picture below show the replica on top and the original on the bottom..

spray painted. Once it's all dry I will attach to my chest of drawers!
Suggested materials:
  • Sculpey III clay   (Michaels)
  • Rustoleum Spray paint   (Home Depot)
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  • Gina Gina on Apr 08, 2017
    Did you bake the mold before using it?

  • Chenee Roheim Chenee Roheim on Jun 04, 2017
    Wonder if this would work in creating a missing antique buffet handle?

  • Tessa Tessa on Jun 26, 2022

    Could you make the mold out of air dry clay?

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