These adorable Snowman Keys from Amanda Formaro are perfect for handing from packages, Christmas trees, or even wearing as a necklace!  Make a little key snowman for everyone in your family for a unique winter display!  You can use up keys you have lying around the house or you can find a bunch of keys at various hardware stores, garage sales, and thrift stores.

snowman keys


  • Recycled keys
  • White spray paint
  • Floral wire
  • Beads
  • Poms poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Fabric
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire snips
  • Scissors
  • Paint:  Pink, Black, Orange glitter paint (I used DecoArt Glamour Dust)



  1. Spray paint keys white on both sides, two coats should be sufficient.
  2. Create hangers using floral wire. Bend the wire in half to create a loops and twist to secure. You can leave your wire plain or add beads before twisting to secure through the hole in the top of the key.

    snowman keys

    snowman keys

    snowman keys

    snowman keys
  3. Add earmuffs by hot gluing pieces of pipe cleaner across the top of the key, covering up the wire. Add a pom pom to each side.

    snowman keys
  4. Create scarves using fabric, yarn, pipe cleaners or even old t-shirts. Use hot glue to secure.

    snowman keys
  5. Dab pink paint onto a scruffy paintbrush and dab off the excess onto a rag. Lightly tap onto the key to add rosy cheeks.

    snowman keys
  6. Use a toothpick dipped in black paint to add eyes and mouths, then use a toothpick dipped in orange glitter paint to add noses.

    snowman keys

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Oct 27, 2013

Can you tell us how long the wire is?


Jan 4, 2013

So cute! Cant wait to make them with my daughter :)


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Dec 23, 2012

These are too, too cute. Will have to gather up all those keys nobody knows what they go to. When I saw the photo at first I thought these were snowmen made from plastic spoons. You decorate them the same as the keys - a great susbitute if you don't have keys on hand!


Dec 19, 2012

Its a really great idea to do with old keys.


Dec 19, 2012

They are so cute to put on for decorations on the Christmas tree, or door knob around the home, even on the drawers knobs in the kitchen.


Dec 19, 2012

I realy have a bunch of keys so I will be busy for a while. THANKS


Dec 19, 2012

Amanda, this is so cute!! Love it. And as I always say, "Keep Living the Crafting Life."


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