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Come learn how to make this DIY key holder! This would make the perfect gift for anyone!
I am so bad at misplacing my keys!! I decided I needed to come up with a place to always put my keys when I walk in the door. If you know someone who also misplaces their keys then this tutorial is going to really help!

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  • How to make a hook or rack. DIY Portable Key Holder - Step 1
    Step 1

    I was able to find all of these pieces at my local craft store and hardware store

    If you live close to a hobby lobby, I wish I did, they have everything you need to make this. Amazon also sells everything too.

  • How to make a hook or rack. DIY Portable Key Holder - Step 2
    Step 2

    I lightly sanded all of the pieces to remove any rough spots. I then used some Minwax wood stain in Slate, to color the wood. I used a paint brush to brush it on. After it dried I sanded some of the edges to give it a distressed look.

  • How to make a hook or rack. DIY Portable Key Holder - Step 3
    Step 3

    I went to the Silhouette online store and grabbed this Antique Key shape. I used some left over vinyl from a different project and used it like a stencil. I painted mine with some black paint I already had on hand.

  • How to make a hook or rack. DIY Portable Key Holder - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once all of the paint and stain dried I attached the hooks. I ended up placing them asymmetrical because I didn't want the keys on the upper hook to be getting in the way of the lower hooks. I found these hooks at Lows for about $1 each!!

  • How to make a hook or rack. DIY Portable Key Holder - Step 5
    Step 5

    I used this Titebond wood glue for the first time and it worked really well.
    I started off by gluing the bottom of the candle stick to the round plaque. I then attached the square board to the candle stick. Once all of that was dry I finished it off by gluing the door knob on top. Really there is no right or wrong order.

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