If you are like me then you are probably losing your keys (along with other small essentials) all the time! Key holders are one of those things that you do not think much about but they do make life infinitely better for scatterbrained peeps like yours truly. And why buy a boring key holder when you can make one on your own? Today’s small apartment DIY is by The Crafted Life and it’ll have you making a pretty key holder so your keys have a permanent home.
This small apartment DIY will require a power drill and that’s it! You can hang this in a spot that’s nearest to the door so you can simply grab your keys even when you’re in a hurry or store your keys as soon as you step inside your home. Cool, right? Are you ready to make your own wooden key organizer? Let’s get started:
You will need:
1 thin wooden slab
Craft paint (colors of your choice)
Gold foil alphabet stickers
Several metal hooks
Step 1: Painting the Wooden Slab
If you are using untreated wood, the tutorial recommends sealing the wood with polyurethane to weatherproof the material first. Using the painter’s tape, tape off sections of the wooden slab.
Get your paintbrush and start giving the wooden slab a fresh coat of paint, one section at a time. Leave the paint to dry for a few hours to overnight.
Step 2: Adding the Label
Once the paint has dried completely, carefully peel off the painter’s tape. Do not rip the painter’s tape willy-nilly to keep the lines neat and crisp.
After peeling off the painter’s tape, you can start applying the gold foil stickers. Just to make sure the letters are applied evenly, use a ruler to make a straight line then carefully stick the stickers one by one.
Step 3: Attaching the Key Hooks
After the stickers are done, pre-drill the holes for the hooks using a power drill. Pre-drill as many hook holes as you like. Screw the hooks into the pre-drilled holes and you’re done! Your keys now have a permanent home so you’ll never lose them again.
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