Getting locked out of your home is one of the worst feelings...but finding that your spare key has been swiped, moved, or just lost is perhaps worse. Some people opt for the simple hide-it-under-the-mat method, but criminals can easily enter your house that way.
Those who choose a rock hide-a-key might notice that they're not exactly real looking, and therefore are easy to find. But with this quick DIY, no one will ever be able to find your spare (unless you want them to), and if the rock gets moved, your key will stay safely lodged inside.
Where could your key be?
Here's what you need:
Your key, disposable cups, oil spray, cling wrap, at least one latex glove, water, concrete sealer, a paintbrush, a stirring stick, concrete mix.
Spray your key and the plastic wrap with cooking spray. Put the key on top.
This will ensure your key doesn't get stuck in the concrete.
Mix your concrete and form it into a rock-like lump.
Put your lump on the key and plastic wrap and press it into the key. Add bumps to make it look more realistic.
Fold the cling wrap around the lump and gently press it to smooth the surface out.
You'll get a really spiffy-looking rock in the end!
Take your key out after a day of leaving it to dry. Finally, seal it.
Your key will fit in nicely...
Find a good spot and let it be!
Never worry about getting locked out or having your house broken into with your own key!