If you’ve ever struggled to locate your keys while attempting to run out the door to be on time for work, make it to a dinner reservation, or pick up the kids from school, you recognize the importance of an entryway organizational system. Of course, a shoe bench and coat hook work wonders, but mounting a key holder to the wall can be an absolute game-changer. With seemingly infinite tutorials available online, there’s absolutely a DIY key holder that fits your home decor aesthetic. Glance through these 14 ideas and get started creating your own wall-mounted key holder to help make your busy life instantly more organized.
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Dowel Key Holder
This clever tutorial is a combination of key holder and keychain system. Each wooden dowel is totally removable from its home slot, so you can easily grab-and-go on your way out the door.
Pro tip: Paint each dowel end a different bright color for easy, instant differentiation between your various keys.
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Wooden Slab Key Holder
A superb option when it comes to using repurposed wood, this rustic wood slab key holder gets a modern spin with color blocking. Painter’s tape and letter stickers keep your lines clean and professional, and a spray-on clear coat will seal things nicely.
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Farmhouse Key Holder
For those whose homes tend toward a modern farmhouse aesthetic, give this easy step-by-step a try. Creatively, wooden paint stirrers are used here to mimic shiplap. This one can be fully crafted from scratch, but a prefab shadowbox helps things come together quicker.
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Resin Key Holder
If you’re considering jumping into the world of resin crafting, attempt a small project like a wall-hanging key holder first. A departure from neutral wood, resin allows for a bright pop of color and shine in your entryway. For a completely power tool-free project, add your hardware while the resin is still tacky and not completely cured.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Modern Wood Key Holder
Light-toned wood and raw suede cord are a match made in design heaven as proven by this contemporary key holder. The oversized wooden beads not only keep each key securely in its slot, but also double as handy key rings and make grabbing them from the bottom of your bag easy.
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House of Mahalo
Do you have that one photo frame that doesn’t quite look right on your gallery wall, or feels dated with your living room decor? Try repurposing it as an easy key holder. Wooden frames work well, as you can drill a set of hooks directly into them, but if you’d like to craft with a ceramic or plastic frame, just opt for a sturdy rubber cement to ensure a lasting project.
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Adding a bit of greenery is one of the simplest ways to elevate any design, so display your favorite plant with this clean, sparse, shelved key holder. Whether you choose to show off your well-nurtured live succulent, or a persuasive faux plant, this piece feels complete with a neutral pot and small bloom.
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I Spy DIY
Chalkboard paint is the perfect option for the non-committer when it comes to interior design: you can change the entire look of your project with a quick sketch or some pretty lettering. Also, keep your busy household fully systemized by labeling each set of keys with their coordinating purpose.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Mountain Key Holder
Whether you’re decorating a cabin in the woods, or just want to bring a bit of outdoorsy-ness to your everyday life, try a subtle mountain motif in your key holder. A wood stain that highlights the grain brings the perfect amount of warmth and earthiness to this cozy project.
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Contemporary Wood Key Holder
For those thirsting for a woodworking challenge, consider attempting this chic contemporary project. While you could complete this with hand tools (if you have plenty of time and enjoy working carefully), this piece comes together much more easily with the help of a miter saw and a drill.
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Patterned Plywood Key Holder
This little project is absolutely a work of art in and of its own, but its practicality makes it extra special. Try creating your own unique pattern with woods in various stains (three different shades look lovely all together).
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Simple Wood Key Holder
Pieces of scrap wood crowding your workspace? Put them to use as the backbone for this straightforward key holder. Choose your finish (dark stain lends a cozy, homey vibe, but acrylic paint can be an easy way to introduce color into a space), and add a stencil to complete the piece.Continue to 13 of 14 below.
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Mail and Key Holder
Convenient for your home's entryway, this simple re-furbished photo frame craft works as a drop zone for your daily post and your house keys.
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Hexagon Key Holder
A home decor DIY doesn't have to take an entire day to make for it to make an impression. This sleek key holder is made of prefab hooks and a piece of stained wood, but looks professional and subtle on a plain white wall.