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How To Make A DIY Key Holder Using Cricut Stencils

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Gone are the days of getting out of the house without your things when you make this DIY keyholder! The barn wood is stunning and is perfect for rustic or farmhouse style decor.

How many times do you make it to your vehicle and realize you forgot your keys? Or they ended up placed somewhere on the counter, and your toddler ran off with them.

Now you hang easily hang them on this DIY keyholder and never lose them again.

How To Make A DIY Keyholder

Once again, Cricut swooped in and gave me an amazing craft idea. You can customize this DIY keyholder organizer with any wording you like. 

My goal was to do something that is both playful and useful at the same time.

I added the other important things you never want to leave the house with like your phone and wallet too. 

supplies for wall mounted key holder

DIY Keyholder

Just like most of my other crafts, this DIY keyholder would make an awesome gift for friends or family.

Not to mention, if you like to make things to sell, this key hanger is inexpensive to make so you should be able to make a decent profit too. 

To start, you will need to gather these supplies, and then you will be ready to make your own keyholder. 

Supplies:

wall mounted diy keyholder hanging on wall

Can I Use Any Kind Of Wood To Make A Keyholder?

Yes, you can use and kind of wood that you want for your DIY keyholder. If you have something on hand, that’s completely fine.

But, make sure that the wood is cleaned and treated properly, so there are no pests or chemicals.

I like to be able to buy the pieces I want, and I don’t have to use a saw or other tools. 

Pre-cut wood that is intended for projects if you don’t have a saw or a place to store the wood.

Even better, you never have to leave the house because it can be delivered right to your door. That is a WIN in my book!

diy keyholder mounted on the wall

What Size Of Barn Wood Do I Need?

One thing that is awesome about this DIY keyholder project is you can choose how big you want the wooden plank to be.

I went with a 12-inch piece because it fits perfectly in my space.

stencil for key holder

Is This DIY Keyholder A Beginner Craft?

Yep, making this DIY keyholder is an amazing craft for a beginner.

You don’t have to be a professional DIY’er to whip one of these babies together.

And even if you are still super experienced, you will enjoy putting together the key hanger and the results. 

Do I Have To Make A Stencil?

No, you don’t have to make a stencil for this DIY keyholder.

I used my Cricut to make the stencil because I just love it, and it’s so easy for me to use.

I can come up with all sorts of designs, and I don’t even have to leave the house. You can easily purchase a stencil (or as many as you want) for this project. 

Whether you shop online or hit the stores, you are going to find that there is a lot of variety out there. Don’t be afraid to try all sorts of designs and wording. 

wall mounted diy keyholder being measured



If you love this DIY keyholder, you should check out some of my other craft ideas. Here are some of my favorites:

finished key holder on wall
Yield: 1

How To Make A Wall Mounted Key Holder

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Get organized with this wall mounted key holder! Never forget your keys, wallet or phone with this terrific reminder and organizer.

Tools

Tools you need either way you make it

If you make your own stencil by hand

  • Exacto Knive
  • Transfer Tape

If you make your own stencil with a cutting machine

Instructions

Cutting machine directions

  1. Cut the strings off the back of your plank.
  2. If you are making your own stencil go ahead and design it
  3. Or download this one above
  4. Place vinyl on the mat and load it into your machine and cut.
  5. Remove the words inside the vinyl, leaving the outside, so to make a stencil.
  6. Cover the vinyl with the transfer tape, sticky side down and using a credit card or something like that scrape the top of the transfer tape and the backside of the vinyl carrier, so to transfer the vinyl to the tape
  7. Remove the carrier sheet.
  8. Place your vinyl in place onto the plank.
  9. Place your vinyl in place onto the plank.
  10. Paint inside the stencil.
  11. Once you are happy with the coverage, remove the stencil. You don't want it to dry.
  12. Allow the paint to dry.
  13. Measure for your hooks, you can add as many as you want, just make sure they are evenly spaced.
  14. Using a small drill bit, drill holes.
  15. Screw in your hooks.
  16. The hooks are a little longer so I covered them with masking tape.
  17. Hang using command strips.

Directions cor cutting by hand

  1. Cut the strings off the back of your plank.
  2. Download this one above
  3. Print the PDF
  4. Trace onto the vinyl and cut with an Exacto knife
  5. Remove the words inside the vinyl, leaving the outside, so to make a stencil.
  6. Cover the vinyl with the transfer tape, sticky side down and using a credit card or something like that scrape the top of the transfer tape and the backside of the vinyl carrier, so to transfer the vinyl to the tape
  7. Remove the carrier sheet.
  8. Place your vinyl in place onto the plank.
  9. Paint inside the stencil.
  10. Once you are happy with the coverage, remove the stencil. You don't want it to dry.
  11. Allow the paint to dry.
  12. Measure for your hooks, you can add as many as you want, just make sure they are evenly spaced.
  13. Using a small drill bit, drill holes.
  14. Screw in your hooks.
  15. The hooks are a little longer so I covered them with masking tape.
  16. Hang using command strips.

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Where should a key holder be placed in a house?

You could add them to a wall, or you could do what a reader, Krystina, did and add them to the side of your kitchen cabinet for example. Her photo is above, and she explained, “We have hooks on the side of our kitchen cabinets. When you walk in, it’s behind the door.”

How do you organize your keys?

First things first, it’s time to organize those keys into a meaningful order. Lay all your keys (and anything else on your keychains) out on a table. Pick through and get rid of anything you don’t want and keys you don’t use anymore. Then, group your keys together by function.

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