DIY Hanging Key Holder

July 24, 2015

DIY Hanging Key Holder

July 24, 2015
Learn how to make this very quick and easy DIY hanging key holder. Stop all of the key clutter around your house and add a little décor at the same time.

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I hope everyone is having a good Friday so far. It’s almost the weekend. Yay! I don’t know about all of you, but I have loads of keys for some reason. It’s like they just multiply in my house. I have actually gone through and checked the ones I have to make sure they are still good. Sure enough, they still are. I guess at some point in time I made copies like a mad woman for some reason (don’t ask me, I just live here).

I decided to do something about the overflow of keys, so I made a DIY hanging key holder. The best part of this project is what it is made of. Do you all remember my Arhaus inspired end table? I had some boards left over from that project that worked out perfect for the key holder. I didn’t even have to cut off any length. Score!! So here is what I did…

I started out with three 1×3 boards cut at 18″.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

I needed an easy way to attach them together. I decided to use pocket holes for this step. I drilled pocket holes in two of the boards. The last board didn’t need any. The backs of these boards are ugly and haven’t been sanded, but you will never see them.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

I attached the boards together with pocket holes screws. I only used two in each board. This is plenty because there won’t be that much weight on the key holder. Just don’t be that creepy person who has a 50-pound keychain.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

Now that the boards are attached, I sanded them completely and stained. I decided to go with, wait for it, Kona. I know, imagine that. I can’t help the fact that Kona is the best stain color out there! One of these days I might actually branch out and use another color.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

Now that the project is assembled, it’s time for the hardware. I had a few cup hooks left over from my jewelry stand project, so I decided to use them for the key hooks. You can pick these up at any hardware store.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

I didn’t want them to be white on the key holder, so I just stuck them in a scrap piece of cardboard and spray painted them black.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

While those dried outside, I drilled pilot holes into the 1×3 boards. I placed the holes in a pattern that worked for me, but you could place the holes anywhere you wanted to.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

When the cup hooks dried, I just screwed them in.

Even though its pretty obvious what this is when keys are hanging on it, I wanted to give it a little detail. I decided to make a stencil on my Silhouette. I designed the word KEYS in a font I wanted and cut it out. If you don’t have a Silhouette, you could cut out your own stencil or buy a pack of letters and match them up.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

I placed the stencil on the top of the joined boards and painted with some black craft paint I already had on hand. I tried using a Q-tip for this because the space that needed paint was pretty small. It worked okay, but a stencil brush would have been better.

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

Once the paint dried, the project was complete! Pretty simple right? Here are some pics of the finished DIY Key Holder.

 

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

DIY Key Holder - Easy Storage Solution

I hope you guys enjoyed this project. It’s really going to help me by adding a little organization to my keys. If you decide to make one of these for yourself, feel free to send me pics. I love seeing what you all create.

Thanks for spending some time with me today. Enjoy your weekend. Until next time…

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn how to make this very quick and easy DIY hanging key holder. Stop all of the key clutter around your house and add a little décor at the same time.

 

 

5 Comments

  • Ashley July 24, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I love your new key rack! My Silhouette is one of my favorite tools in my arsenal 🙂

    • sawdusttosequins July 26, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Ashley! It is a pretty awesome tool to have. So many fun things can be made with it.

  • Barber H October 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Very creative and practical job done! I really love your design of key hanger, it looks very simple but useful. That’s would be very easy and quick to find what is the right keys you need. Thanks for sharing great ideas!

    • sawdusttosequins October 25, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much.

  • Kristine A May 24, 2016 at 3:45 am

    This is something I can do to get rid of misplaced keys – thanks for sharing! It is annoying when people around the house leaves it on top of tables, worktops and forgets where they leave it.

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