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"Home Sweet Home" Key Holder

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"Home Sweet Home" Key Holder

designed by Average But Inspired

This eye-catching, yet functional, place to store keys and other belongings will quickly become your family's home base.

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Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DMFA05)
  • Cerulean Blue (DMFA06)
  • Hansa Yellow Medium (DMFA50)
  • Quinacridone Magenta (DMFA35)
  • Titanium White (DMFA39)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Liquid Glass (DMM14)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper (optional)
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • #3 round brush
  • scrapbook paper (1 piece)
  • 1" foam brush
  • E6000 Glue
  • hanging hooks
  • wooden panel
  • sawtooth picture hanger
  • papier mâché house (Darice)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. If needed, sand the wooden panel before painting. Remove any dust using a damp paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the wooden panel Titanium White using a 1" foam brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Lightly sketch out the desired lettering. Shown: "Home Sweet Home".
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a #3 round brush, paint "home" in Hansa Yellow Medium and "sweet" in Quinacridone Magenta.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the papier mâché house Titanium White. Once dry, measure the front and sides of the house and cut scrapbook paper to wrap around the front of the house.
  6. Use a foam brush to apply a thin layer of Americana Matte Decou-Page to the front and sides of the house. Wrap the scrapbook paper around the front of the house. Apply another layer of Decou-Page to the top of the scrapbook paper. Use a finger to remove any wrinkles or bubbles.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint the roof of the house Cerulean Blue. Add detailing such as shingles and a window with Carbon Black.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use Quinacridone Magenta to paint a front door on the house. Add dimensional details to the roof and door by applying a thin layer of Liquid Glass to the shingles, window, and door. (These will need to be done one at a time; lay the house flat and allow the Liquid Glass to dry completely before moving on to the next side.)
    Step 7 Example
  9. Attach a sawtooth hanger to the back of the wooden panel. Screw cup hooks to the bottom of the panel.
  10. Apply E6000 Glue to the back and part of the bottom of the house and press it into the wooden canvas. Let it dry completely before using.