General, Kate Makes, Life

Beachy Key Organiser

Now that we are in September, I am allowed to share the pictures of the photo shoot that we had for the article in Homestyle, as a new issue has been released. I’m going to get a copy as its a great magazine for inspiration on a budget and the magazine itself doesn’t cost a lot, in fact it’s only £1.50 which is so much cheaper than some of the magazines out there.

So because there are such a lot of great pictures to choose from, my plan is to choose certain pictures of things that I have made and feature those. I’m not making a lot of stuff at the moment as I have just been told by the doctor that I have golfers elbow! Did you even know there was such a thing? I certainly didn’t and it’s very ironic as Mr H is a big fan of golf, both watching and playing!! ⛳️  So I am supposed to be resting my elbow as much as possible. I know, like that is going to happen being a mum. Oh well I could use it as an excuse not to do the hoovering! By the way did those of you who read the ‘bathroom sign’ blog find it helpful/understandable?

Right, on to today’s post. This key organiser just evolved from some things that I had collected on different beaches at different times. I found the  drift wood on a little beach in Cornwall where I had gone to stay with friends. It was rather buried in the sand so I had to really dig it out. It took about 3 weeks sitting on top of my tumble dryer to dry out! The heart shaped pebbles were collected from different beaches in Cornwall also. I have a thing about hearts 💙 . The original rope on it was also found on a beach somewhere, but I can’t honestly remember where (although the string that is on it now is just garden string as the rope wore away).

I can’t remember how long it took to have the idea of making the key organiser but maybe a year. It really was one of the most simple things I’ve ever done (simple is what I love 😉) I painted the wood with white paint, once that was dry the pebbles were stuck onto the wood in decreasing size with super glue. Then I wrapped the rope around one end a couple of times, tied a knot at the top, measured how long I wanted the rope for it to hang and then did the same at the other end, wrapped it around the wood a couple of times and finished it with a knot at the top. The last bit was to screw in the hooks for the keys to hang from, which was super easy as the wood was quite soft after being buried in the sand for so long.

So there you have it. A beachy key organiser made from everything (apart from the hooks) found from the beach 🐚


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  • Reply jenny white September 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    super easy instructions to follow, and so effective…………also shared on FB xx

  • Reply sharon Cheeseman September 21, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    love it.

  • Reply Dawn September 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    One of my favourite items in your home Kate. Love it xx

    • Reply Kate September 24, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Thank you my lovely friend x

  • Reply Hannah September 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I hope you make your stuff for Christmas fairs this year!

    • Reply Kate September 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks for all your comments Hannah really appreciate it. Not sure what I will be doing for christmas this year you will have to watch this space xxx

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