Between my husband, myself, our friends that live with us, and visitors, we have a lot of cars in our household. Getting someone to move their car temporarily while I run out for pet sitting or an errand usually wastes an extra 5+ minutes of chatting, waiting, and then leaving.
I decided to solve this problem last year by asking for everyone who lives here to provide their keys or spare keys so we can all just grab, reposition, and go on our way. Well, that works great except that a pike of keys on the counter was ugly and I couldn’t find a good central location for a basket to be placed. I solved this yesterday.
My Do-It-Yourself Key Holder / DIY Key Hanger
Here’s how I made a cute key hanger for our house:
1. Found a cute metal sign on a book shelf that I received from my friend, Isabelle, at Christmas.
2. Bought a $1.25 pack of 3 hooks from Lowe’s using a gift card.
3. Used my friend’s hot glue gun and a little super glue to affix the screws to the back of the sign.
4. Hung the sign using two dry wall nails. It’s works and looks awesome to boot!
Other Options and Substitutes
- The sign can be any metal or wood sign or picture frame that you want to use.
- If you don’t already have a sign or picture frame that you want to use, you can find something cute and cheap at garage sales or Goodwill for less than $2.50. I saw some wooden picture frames at Goodwill last week for $1 each that would have done the job.
- You can use small or large hooks, eye hole screws, plastic stick-on hooks, or even clothes pins. Use your imagination.
- If you use something with a wood frame, you could screw in the hooks instead of sticking them on.
- Strong tape or metal-to-metal glue can be used instead of a hot glue gun and super glue. The point is simply attaching it and it being able to hold the weight of a key ring.
What sort of DIY projects save you money and make you smile?