For my birthday last year, I got this gorgeous iron key on a ring. I love decor and jewelry with keys. This key, however, was too big for jewelry and too awkward to simply hang somewhere. I had to get creative.
My first thought was a shadow box. But traditional ones weren’t wide enough for the ring. I was finally inspired by an image I found that used a propped open hinged box, more of a chest, to display as more of an open shadow box.
I picked out some paper, stained the box a color to compliment both paper and key. Then I formatted and printed off one of my poems about a key, “The Key’s Mystery.” Cut and glued my poem and background page in.
A clear Command hook worked to hang the key. Though it was harder than I expected finding one large enough for the ring, but small enough for it to hang high enough. And now I have a unique display for both my key and poem.