Along with pregnancy comes baby brain. Clumsiness and general forgetfulness abound. I’ve stopped counting the number of times I’ve misplaced my keys in the past month. My solution? Make a DIY key holder and finally have a designated spot to hang them. I think I can *just* about remember to put them in the same spot every time!
I think this project took me a total of 20 minute to do – it’s that easy!
What You’ll Need For Your DIY Key Holder
- A scrap piece of wood cut to whatever size you want
- Hooks (I got these cute hexagon ones from the Dollar Spot at Target)
- Stain or Paint
- Wood Glue (depending on the type of hooks you purchase [like these] you may just have to screw them in)
- Sawtooth hanger
The first thing I did after my wood had been cut to size was lightly sand the edges. This totally optional, but rounding the edges gives the wood a more finished look.
I used a mixture of my two favorite stains – Dark Walnut and Classic Gray to create a rustic effect on the wood. I did the same technique as when I made my Rustic Faux Pallet Picture Frames.
Then all I did was take my hooks, apply some wood glue to the back of each hexagon and place them on the wood. I let the glue dry for 24 hours before doing anything else.
Finally, I attached a sawtooth hanger to the back of the wood and hung it up in my mudroom! Because I used supplies I already owned, this little project cost me a whopping $3 (for the hooks) out of pocket!
My sanity has at least been partially restored! Now if I could just stop tripping over my feet and stubbing my toes…
Don’t forget it!