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DIY Cork Key

No more worries about dropping your boat key in the ocean, with a cork attached it’ll float! You only need a loop screw, a small key chain ring, a wine cork and your key.

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  1. Nadia Nadia

    My name is Nadia, i am soon to be 16. I live in Denmark, but goes on a high school in Sweden. I draw all the time, watch movies and takes tons of pictures. 🙂

    • Erlend Erlend

      All right 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Nadia!

  2. Amy Amy

    Thanks for a terrific Idea. I’m doing this one soon.

    • Erlend Erlend


  3. Mouse Mouse

    I’ve lost two corks this way and almost lost a third today. Use an artificial cork and glue around the screw. Even with glue, real cork doesn’t hold up well to the rigors of a key chain. Fun stuff tho! Enjoy!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Great tip 🙂 My key is made out of light aluminium, so it’ll might hold up the rigors of the small key chain – time will show 😉

  4. Hensu Hensu

    Wow your blog is awesome! Greeting from Finland 🙂

    • Erlend Erlend

      🙂 Kiitos!

  5. I saw a similar keychain in a winery in Valpolicella!
    very nice!

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  6. Hi Erlend
    I found your blog over at 36th Avenue. I live in the Middle East now but was born in Spain and brought up in the UK. Love all your creations and am really looking forward to seeing more in the future. I’m off to subscribe to your email now so I don’t miss anything.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi there Maria – Thanks for visiting 🙂

  7. I’ve just met your page and I have to tell u: You’re so inspiring!! You’ve de ability to transform ordinary things in something special. Congrats * (and sorry for my english..i’m a spanish reader) ^^ Lau.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thank you Laura 🙂

  8. What a great idea! We love wine, and save corks for other projects but I never thought to do this. And in fact, I believe my husband has some rings in his tool box. Definitely going to do this 🙂 Would make a great gift to when the gift includes a key, like a new car, motorcycle, boat, or new apartment.

    • Erlend Erlend

      That’s great Emily – start planning those gifts! Thanks for your comment and have a super weekend 🙂

  9. Belle Belle

    omg so cute – perfect for my parents <3

    • Erlend Erlend

      That’s great Belle 🙂

  10. kimmy kimmy

    hi! i m kimmy from the Philippines. i like this idea from you. i guess i’ll make more of it this Christmas.. thanks!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi there Kimmy 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  11. Tiamo Tiamo

    How many keys can a cork like that hold? My keys are quite heavy and I want to do this for utility rather than aesthetics.

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi Tiamo 🙂 It’ll probably not hold more than one key, or maybe 2-3 if you use keys made from aluminium.

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