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DIY KEY HOLDER FRAME – Never Lose Your Keys Again!

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How To Make A DIY Hanging Key Holder Frame So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

Do you lose your keys? I do. All the time. The worst is when I’m in a hurry and my keys are M.I.A.

I usually place my keys on the kitchen counter when I get home, but sometimes they don’t quite make it there. Sometimes I find them in my purse, or in my bedroom, or on the coffee table. But I have found my keys in some of the strangest places too, like in the refrigerator. Of  course it’s never me who’s put them there. It’s those sneaky little key stealing fairies that sneak around when the lights go out.

Anyway, after my most recent ‘where the heck are my keys’ episode, I decided it was time to get control of the situation. I had seen some key hanging ideas on Pinterest which inspired my own DIY key hanger picture frame.

But this DIY has a past. It’s actually a makeover of a makeover. A while back I took this ugly garage sale frame…
DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

Worked a little magic on it…

 

DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

And turned it into this chalk board (see tutorial HERE)…

 

DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

I loved my new chalkboard, and I especially loved how the frame came out with the gold color peaking through the turquoise.

The thing is, I never used it. I thought it would be great for leaving notes or making lists. But in reality, I put it on a shelf and never touched it again. So when I was thinking about what I was going to do for my new key holder, this old frame came to mind. And as it turns out, the size of the frame is ideal for the small wall space next to the front door. So I figured it would be perfect to use for my new key holder.

Next, I got online and found these really cool antique bronze looking skeleton keys and metal key holes.

 

How To Make A DIY Hanging Key Holder Frame So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

 

They were perfect for the vintage feel I was going for.

Next I pulled out my box of craft supplies and mulled over my stash. I pulled out a bunch of different things, laid them out on the floor, decided I didn’t like it, put them away, repeated with different stuff. I went through this little process quite a few times until I landed on the combination of burlap, white lace ribbon, and a piece of poster board.

 

How To Make A DIY Hanging Key Holder Frame So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

 

It’s funny that after all the combinations of items I tried, it was the simplest combination that worked best. So my lesson here is don’t over think it.

I cut a mat from the poster board, hot glued my keys and key holes to the burlap, glued some ribbon on and was done. Here’s my new DIY key holder frame…

 

DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

I bent a few of the keys so I could hang my real keys on them.

 

DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

Be careful bending the keys, though. I actually broke one when bending. But I crazy-glued it back together and it definitely won’t be breaking again any time soon.

 

DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

My new DIY key holder frame looks so cute hanging next to the front door. I’m totally loving it!

 

DIY KEY HOLDER & CHALKBOARD PICTURE FRAME - Never Lose Your Keys Again!

 

I looked up a few chalkboard fonts online and found one I liked. Getting the letters perfect on the chalkboard can be a little challenging. After a few messed up tries I ended up using a small ruler to create a light graph with chalk. That made it way easier to get my letters straight and aligned. Then I used a few moist q-tips to erase the lines and any other imperfections.

Now, the next two images are me trying to get creative as I learn to use my first ever DSLR camera. Honestly, I can’t tell if I like the blurred out backgrounds or if they just make me dizzy. Perhaps a little of each.

 

How To Make A DIY Hanging Key Holder Frame So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

 

 

How To Make A DIY Hanging Key Holder Frame So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

 

 

 

How To Make A DIY Hanging Key Holder Frame So You Never Lose Your Keys Again

 

That’s it folks! DIY key holder picture frame. Yay!

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5 Comments on DIY KEY HOLDER FRAME – Never Lose Your Keys Again!

  1. Jann Olson
    September 20, 2015 at 12:00 am (2 years ago)

    Such a fun idea. I love the bent key hooks! The thing I love most about our year old car is that I just have to have the keys on me to start the car or unlock the door. That way I can just leave them in my purse. Once I touch the handle it unlocks. Heavenly!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    • Jenise
      September 20, 2015 at 6:09 am (2 years ago)

      Jann, I love your car! I’ve had my car for over 10 years and I still love it, but I do love all the features of the new cars out there. I do tend to get very attached to my cars and drive them till the end. I had my previous car for 9 years that I drove when I was living in Utah and the salt (from all the snow removal) was starting to eat through the finish pretty badly. One day when my mom came to visit she was pretty horrified and embarrassed that I was driving that car. But I loved my old Subaru. She had to really fight me to go get a new one cause I still didn’t want to give it up. It was my first car that I bought all by myself and brand new after graduating college. She ended up dragging me to look at cars and I finally gave in. I can’t tell you how much I wish she was still able to drag me by the neck again.

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  2. Pia
    September 20, 2015 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    This is genius Jenise.
    Thanks for that tute.
    <3
    Pia

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    • Jenise
      September 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Pia!

      Reply
  3. sisilalala
    September 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Excellent idea, thanks for your sharing!

    Reply

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