Glitter Keys to the Rescue

Step-by-step instructions to make fun glitter keys.

Ever find yourself fumbling with your keys looking for the right one? Follow these simple steps to make it easier to keep them straight, and add a little sparkle to your life. This is also a great, easy project for young crafters so they can add some personality to their first set of house keys. 



  • Keys
  • Glitter (fine or small)
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Paper


  1. Lay out your keys on a piece of paper. Use one sheet per glitter color. 03.Step1 Layout
  2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the top area of the keys. Do not apply to the area that goes into the lock. 04.Step2 Modging
  3. Sprinkle with glitter. Allow 10 minutes to set. 05.Step3 Glitter
  4. Turn over and repeat steps 2 and 3.
  5. When top of key is completely covered, get rid of the extra glitter on the papers by shaking it back into its container or into the garbage.
  6. Seal the glitter with another coat of Mod Podge. Repeat with more coats to desired effect. It appears white at first, but will dry clear. 06.Step4 Seal
  7. When the final coat is dry, use a dry paint brush to clear away any glitter still in the grooves of your key. 07.Step5 BrushOff

Now enjoy your fun new keys! 08.Beauty Finished