Typewriter Keys Wall Art

Welcome to the Designer Craft Connection March Blog Linkup. The theme is Popular Posts. I decided to do a new post about DIY Home Decor because it is such a popular topic.

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I created giant typewriter keys using the metal lids from frozen apple juice cans. I am always looking for ways to recycle elements and I wanted to find something that I could make out of these can lids.

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This a closer view of some of the keys. The alphabets are based on the keys from my old Remington No. 5 typewriter. I included two PDF documents that contain printables of all of these keys plus layout instructions for mounting to a wall.

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The hardest part of this project might be to actually drink and save 47 frozen apple juice or orange juice can lids. Luckily my son was a willing participant in this part of my project.

Lids

Wash and dry the lids.

After you have collected all of the lids, print out the typewriter keys and follow these steps:

trimming_cuttingYou will need to cut each key art into a 2 1/4″ diameter circle. The Sizzix Bigz Die, Circles worked perfectly. The printable PDF sheet has a light grey circle around each key art to use as a guide. I hand trimmed about a fourth of the circle’s diameter to use as a guide {left image}. I aligned this to the edge of the 2 1/4″ circle on the die {right image} and used my BigShot machine to cut out a perfect circle. Repeat this on all printed key art.

Supplies

After all of the keys are die cut, use either a repositionable adhesive sheet {no longer available from Sizzix but I happened to have some because I am a craft hoarder} or a repositionable spray adhesive.

Center the printed key art in the middle of the metal juice lid with the raised ridge upwards. I suggest using repositionable adhesive because it may take several attempts to center the key art in the middle of the can lid.

To mount these to the wall, I used hot glue to attach the head of a flat push pin to the back of each lid. Only use this technique if you don’t mind putting push pins in your wall. Please refer to the attached PDF instructions for placement details.

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About Lynda

Senior Product Design for Sizzix and lifelong crafter on a mission to make the world prettier, one project at a time. I share my fun and crazy life with my English boyfriend, race-car-driving son and Carly, an Australian Shepherd mix dog. Please join me on this creative adventure.

31 Responses

  1. Simply {adore} this, Lynda! What a fun project!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
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  2. Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. Love the typewriter wall art! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday to add your tutorials to our next craft party!

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  3. domenicatootell

    Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. Love this typewriter wall art! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday to add your tutorials to our next craft party!

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  4. Such a wonderful idea Lynda! I am all for any project where you can recycle and reuse something to make art. I love it! Thanks so much for linking these up to the Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party this week. Hugs, Lisa

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