Great Tip: Hiding A Spare House Key

Great Tip: Hiding A Spare House Key

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 7, 2009

We have never been big on hiding a spare key around our place. Anyplace we've ever wanted to put one has always seemed too logical, or required too much excavating. Until now. Click through the jump to see how a repurposed pill bottle, a rock and some glue just made forgetting your keys a little bit easier.

The hardest part about forgetting your keys is that friends you have given a spare to, never seem to be around when you space out and forget yours/lose yours. On top of that, we've all seen the movies, we know where people hide keys. They are on top of door jambs, in flower pots and in secret rocks.... all of which look like they are begging for a burglar to waltz right in. We spotted this great solution from Jessica Okui (of Zakka Life), who came up with a great way to repurpose something that would have normally gone into the trash. Pill bottles.

Jessica suggests placing your key inside the bottle and tightening the lid. Next, glue the rock onto the surface of the lid and gently place your bottle in the ground. It could be a window box or your front or back yard. Heck, it could even be your neighbors yard if you wanted! Now all you see is a rock and no one will ever think any different. You can check out her site for more details, suggestions on glue and more photos!

Great work Jessica! Thanks for the tip.

Photos courtesy of Jessica and Zakka Life via Craftzine.

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