A while back, I blogged about some cute Monkey Key Covers I saw online. I actually found them at Lula Mae, a local store here in Pasadena. They’re not only cute but very functional.
Since then, I’ve been using them to mark our house keys. Each different color house key goes in a keyring that has a set of car keys. Nowadays, we refer to our sets of keyrings as the Blue monkey, Purple monkey, Green monkey, etc.
Then one day, I realized that our set of keys to my parents has been in an old set of keys I use to keep for the different sunday school rooms at church. Those door locks have been changed for a long time, I just haven’t found the time to go through them.
Most of the keys in the set are unmarked and look the same. Many times when I’m trying to get into my parent’s place, I end up going through all they keys before I find the right one (which for some strange reason always tends to be the last one). And to make matters worse, they actually have two doors, so I have to find two keys.
I’ve been meaning to mark the keys, but busyness and forgetfulness has gotten the best of me, until I finally had the chance to sit down to go through the keys one day.
Yay, I found the two keys that I needed. Then, I had to mark them to make sure I knew which door was for which. But I didn’t want to use a “Monkey” key cover since I was using those for our house keys specifically. So I made handmade Key Covers.
They’re made out of water balloons. I just cut the long piece out and made a small hole for the keyring to go through it. It fits perfectly and economical too.