If you’re always misplacing your keys, it might be time to invest in a key holder. Key holders keep your keys organized and within easy reach and can also add a personal touch to your home. DIY key holders are a great way to add both function and style to your space. From rustic key racks to modern key shelves, find these 25 functional DIY key holder ideas to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy project or something more challenging, you’re sure to find the perfect key holder idea to suit your needs. So take a look at these 20 homemade DIY key holder ideas and get inspired to make your own!
Losing your keys is frustrating, but having a place to put them when you come in the door can help. A key holder also keeps your keys from scratching up your furniture or getting lost in the bottom of your purse. You can buy key holders, but they can be pricey and may not fit your decor. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, consider one of these DIY key holder ideas.
Try this DIY key holder made from an old pallet for a rustic look. Simply nail the pallet to the wall near your door and add some hooks. You can leave it natural or paint it to match your decor. Another option is to use an old frame to create a creative key holder.
Repurpose an old jewelry box by adding key hooks to the inside lid. Whatever style you choose, DIY key holders are a great way to keep your keys organized and save money simultaneously.
1. DIY Key Holder with Floating Shelf
If you want to organize your entryway, this DIY key holder with a floating shelf is a great project for you. It’s easy to install and can be customized to fit the design of your home. This project is perfect for people looking for something to organize their entrance and make it look more organized. It’s easy to put together, and you can do it yourself in a very short span! This DIY key holder has a floating shelf to add decoration if you’d like and is perfect for organizing keys, mail, or anything else that needs to be displayed in your entryway. Plus, it’s a great way to show off your pretty keys. atterraceplace
Materials: 1 x 2 Lumber, Scrap Wood Piece, Wood Dowel, S Hooks, Finish Nails, Black Spray Paint, Eye Straps, Mending Plates, Wood Glue
Tools: Miter saw, Brad Nailer, Tape Measure, Ear Protection, Orbital Sander, Clamps, Speed Square, Pencil, Safety Glasses
2. Homemade Wooden Key Shelf
Daily fighting to find your keys and end up with nothing in your hand? No more hunting! Build a wooden key shelf with this DIY plan. It is very easy to complete, and with a few materials and some patience, you can make your own wooden key shelf. This key shelf is a quick and easy way to keep your keys organized and wide enough to hold a small flower pot. Its soft, light weight also saves you space and money, organizes your keys, and adds a decorative touch to your wall. DIY this plan to find your keys managed at one place every morning without any hassle. burkatron
Materials: Dowel, Wood Glue, Pine Board
3. How to Make a Wooden Key Hanger
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to keep your keys organized, consider making this DIY wooden key holder plan. All you need is wood, some screws, and a few hooks. Measure and cut the wood to size, stain or paint it screw the hooks into the wood, and attach a mini shelf and a planter; now you’re all set with your key holder. This DIY key holder project is an efficient way to store all of your keys while still being able to easily find them so that they wouldn’t get lost or misplaced.
With this plan, you’ll have a handy key holder with a mini shelf to put other stuff like wallet, glasses, watch etc. Stop hunting for lost keys; keep them managed at a place with this DIY plan. bybrittanygold
Materials: Wood pieces, sandpaper, Minwax Stain, Screw Hooks, Rust-Oleum Spray Paint, D-ring Picture Hanger, Chip Brush, Liquid Nails, Polyurethane
Tools: Drill, Clamps, Screwdriver
4. Making A Hanging Key Holder
Do you want a functional key holder that would also give your home a stylish and decorative look? This DIY hanging wood key holder project is a simple and elegant way to keep your keys organized and look stylish. You can add more color to your key holder to your taste by painting it or adding decorative elements like beads or charms. To make your key holder, you will need a wood dowel, drill, ceiling hooks, rope or twine, and nails. First, drill holes in the dowel for the ceiling hooks. Next, thread the rope or twine through the holes and tie it off. Finally, nail the key holder to the wall. This DIY key holder has a simple and elegant design that is super easy to make, and it looks good too. ajoyfulriot
Materials: Wooden Dowel, Ceiling Hooks, Nail, Rope or Twine
Tools: Saw, Drill
5. Cool DIY Key Holder Box
Does your home look cluttery, having keys all around? But you can’t get it over? This DIY key holder box is a great way to organize your keys and de-clutter your home. This project is easy to do and only requires a few supplies, and its size can also be customized to fit your needs. You can make a key holder box that looks elegant and big enough to store many keys. This key holder is a great way to keep your keys organized and reduce the mess. Get this DIY plan to keep your keys organized and look elegant at the same time. ohohdeco
Materials: Wooden Lumber, Plywood, Small Hooks, White Glue, Nails, Stain, Small Hinges, Paint or Varnish
Tools: Saw, Ruler, Drill, Hammer, Screwdriver
6. Shiplap Wall Key Holder Plan
Update your entryway with this DIY shiplap key holder plan to keep your keys organized and within reach. This key holder gives a curb farmhouse feel that will add charm to any room in your home. It’s also easy to install and inexpensive, and can be customized to fit your needs. This key holder has a simple, sturdy, and stylish design that can be used in a mudroom or entryway to store keys, coats, or hats.
You’ll need a few shiplap boards and basic tools to make a shiplap wall key holder. Once you have your materials, measure and cut the boards to size, then attach them to the wall using screws or nails. You can add hooks or other features to the key holder to make it more functional. With a little bit of effort, you can create a farmhouse-style shiplap wall key holder that’s both stylish and practical. sawdustsisters
Materials: Scrap Wood, Decorative Hooks, Barn Wood Shiplap Trim Board, Wood Glue, Wood Finish
Tools: Brad Nail Gun, Clamps, D-ring Hanger, Drill, Clamps, Miter Saw, Sander
7. How To Make a Key Holder From Scrap Wood
There are many ways to keep your keys safe and secure. You can put it on a shelf, hide it in a drawer, or put it on a key chain. But what if you can’t find the perfect spot? Find your perfect spot to set your keys in one place with this DIY key holder plan. This key holder project uses a block of recycled wood and inexpensive materials you can get all in one trip to the hardware store. Making this key holder is super easy; you’ll need to gather the material, sand the wood, insert the hooks into the hexagon and place them on the wood. It is a functional and beautiful holder for your keys that looks awesome inside and outside the home. Never have to worry about losing your keys again with this DIY plan. jennakateathome
Materials: Scrap Wood Piece, Wood Glue, Stain or Paint, Sawtooth Hanger, Hooks
8. Chalkboard Key Holder For Wall
Always tripping over to look for your keys? Get rid of this hassle and make yourself a key holder that would keep your keys organized. This DIY chalkboard key holder is a very easy and inexpensive project to help you find your keys. To make a DIY chalkboard key holder, you will need a piece of wood, a simple shelf, a chalkboard tile, some nails, and spray paint. This key holder project will help you to organize your keys wonderfully. You can also write a cute message on the chalkboard, decorate the shelf with mini planters, and set your keys on the key holder orderly. DIY this perfect plan to decorate your home with a personal touch. ispydiy
Materials: Wood(2 pieces), Wood Glue, Nails, Chalk, Spray Paint(black), Wire Hooks, Chalkboard Tile
9. Easy DIY Key Hooks with Plant Shelf
What is the best way to store your keys? When you’re always losing your them. This DIY plant shelf key holder is a perfect plan for people who are always misplacing their keys or looking for a new place to put them. It is a beautiful and functional key holder that will make you forget about those ugly key chains. It’s easy to install, long-lasting, and stylish and bears a plant shelf that adds a natural element to your space. This key holder project is a simple and elegant way to store your keys while also providing a decorative touch. It can be made at home with minimal tools and materials, so it’s affordable and easy to make. Make a perfect solution for your key-holding needs with this DIY plan that is functional and beautiful! creationsbykara
Materials: Pine Board or Scrap Lumber, Metal Hooks, Screws, Wood Glue, Paint, Stencil or Vinyl, Cement Planter
Tools: Jig Saw or Scroll Saw, Drill & Drill Bit, Chop Saw, Paint Brush, Palm Sander
10. Rustic DIY Entryway Key Rack
If you’re looking for a way to organize your entryway and keep your keys secure from getting lost, this DIY rustic entryway key organizer is a wonderful plan for you. It is a great way to add a rustic flair to your space. It is an affordable project that can be done in an hour. You can make this functional piece yourself using scrap wood and some hooks. This key organizer keeps your keys, and other small items uncluttered in a small space. You can use this key holder as an alternative to a traditional key rack, giving you the same look without any nuisance. You can use it as an entryway organizer or hang it on the wall in your living or dining room. Make this DIY plan to add a rustic appeal to your entryway and keep it tidy and organized. ifonlyapril
Materials: Scrap Wood, Common Board( 1x12x21), Ceiling Hooks, Sanding Block, Wall Hooks, Stain, Screws & Nails
Tools: Miter Saw, Tape Measure, Drill, Screwdriver
11. Farmhouse Entryway Key Organizer
Organizing your entryway is one of the most important things you can do to keep clutter at bay. This DIY farmhouse entryway organizer is a perfect plan to create a nifty and sleek storage solution in your entryway. It is an innovative and inexpensive way to add farmhouse allure to your entryway. This DIY organizer is made from wood shadow boxes and a little paint; it’s easy to put together and can be customized to fit your space. Plus, it allows an ideal spot to hang keys, store mail, and keep all those pesky coupons organized! theweatheredfox
Materials: Wooden Shadow Box, Chicken Wire, Sandpaper, Paint, Cup Hooks, Sawtooth Picture Frame Hangers
Tools: Wire Cutter, Hammer, Drill & Drill Bits, Staple Gun with Staples
12. Unique Concrete Monogram Key Holder
This DIY concrete monogram key holder is a great way to add a unique and personalized touch to your home. Concrete is a durable material that can be easily molded into any shape, making it perfect for creating a key holder that is both functional and stylish. This key holder is easy to make and so much fun! You will love making it and seeing the result. This key holder can be personalized with your initials and can be used as a gift for family members and friends. This project has endless possibilities; you could create an entire set of different-sized holders or combine the monogram with other designs to make one-of-a-kind gifts. Make a great conversation piece with this DIY plan that you can personalize to suit your needs. sugarandcloth
Materials: Shapeable Concrete (self-hardening), Brass Hook & Screws, Wax Paper, Thin Brass Rods, Disposable Gloves
13. Creative DIY Candle Stick Key Holder
You always have to keep a record of your keys. It is not only important to find them quickly but also to make sure they are always where you need them. This DIY candle stick key holder project will help you do just that with just a few materials and a little time. This stylish key holder is perfect for any home and makes a great gift. Making your own key holder is quick and easy, and you can customize it to match your decor. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to keep your keys arranged and in one place. It would also be a great gift idea for the person who has everything. It’s a thoughtful and creative way to give your loved ones a little something extra. Keep track of your keys and never lose them again with this DIY key holder plan. hawthorneand
Materials: Candle Stick, Wood Stain, Wood Piece, Wood Circle Plaque, Wood Drawer Pull, Hooks, Wood Glue
Tools: Drill, Screwdriver
14. Free Distressed Key Holder Plan
Do you love to keep all those keys nice and organized? With this DIY distressed key holder plan, you can keep your keys enclosed in a cool key holder. This project is a great idea for those who want to save money while still having a slick and elegant key organizer. You can easily do this project at home without too much effort and cost. It is usually made out of wood and has a distressed look. Making this key holder is a fun and easy project that can add a stylish touch to your home. All you need is a wooden board, paint, a whitewash and some hooks. This key holder plan is an easy-to-use solution for those on the go who don’t want to spend too much time on keys. Create an expensive distressed look with this inexpensive DIY plan to make your home more sophisticated. clarkscondensed
Materials: Wood Piece(for base), Hooks, White Wash, Screws, Paint, Sandpaper
Tools: Paint Brush, Drill, Screwdriver
15. Stenciled Wall Key Holder
Key holders are a great way to keep your keys handy and safe. Key holders help you save time and money on replacing lost keys. This DIY stenciled wall key holder is an easy-to-install key holder that you can attach to your wall, making it easy to find your keys when needed. It is an innovative, cost-effective way to organize your key and doesn’t require any tools. This stenciled key holder can be easily put on the wall and personalized to your taste or style. It can be a perfect gift for your family, friends, or even yourself and could be a unique way to decorate your home and show off your imaginative side by creating something beautiful. colormecrafty
Materials: Wooden Board, Foam Brush, Adhesive Vinyl (removable), Stencil, Outdoor Paint (white)
16. Upcycled Scrap Wood Key Holder
Looking for a unique key holder that would also be a lovely gift? Try this DIY upcycled scrap wood key holder! It’s a great way to upcycle wood scraps and some rusty nails for a bit of character to your home. It is a creative and beautiful key holder plan that is easy to make and offers an industrial and rustic look. It is decorated with cute mini houses and stamped with letters which makes it personalized. You can use it as a key organizer by decorating it in any way you like, or you can give it as a lovely personalized gift to someone you love and care for. Give your keys a bit of an upgrade and create your own personalized key holder with this DIY plan. pillarboxblue
Materials: Scrap Wood, Rusty Wood, Fabric Straps or Decorative Washi Tape, Letter Stamp Set, Black Stamp Pad, Felting Needle, Green Felting Wool, Sponge, Acrylic Paint
Tools: Hacksaw, Drill
17. Cute DIY Cutting Board Key Holder
Do you ever think of making something functional from a cutting board? Why not upcycle an old cutting board into a key holder? To get started, get a cutting board, mark a center spot, drill holes, attach D-ring with screws, Flip the cutting board, then insert hooks into the holes and voila! You have a beautiful and unique key holder that is sure to make your friends jealous. This key holder has an adorable design and is super cute and practical, making your entryway look tidy and unique. It is a simple project you can do yourself and a great way to keep your keys organized and customize your home decor without spending too much money. semiglossdesign
Materials: Cutting Board, D-ring, Hook, Screws
Tools: Drill, Ruler, Screwdriver
18. Easy to Make Driftwood Key Holder
Your key holder is a mess, and you want to add a radiant hue to your home? Try this thrifty DIY driftwood key holder plan. This key holder adds a beachy touch to any space and might be one of the simplest ways to decorate your home. To make your driftwood key holder, you’ll need a piece of driftwood, some hooks, and some paint. First, choose the driftwood you want to use. You can find driftwood at many craft stores. Once you have your driftwood, paint it in the color of your choice. Then, add the hooks to the driftwood. You can use as many or as few hooks as you like. This driftwood key holder is colorful and easy to make and use, giving your home a more personalized touch. Get your keys organized and decorative with this DIY plan. mydesiredhome
Materials: Driftwood, Hooks, Paints (different colors)
Tools: Drill, Paint Brush
19. Modern DIY Wood Keyholder
If you’re looking for a modern, trendy way to organize your keys, look no further than this DIY modern wood key holder. It’s simple to make and requires no skills or special materials – just a stair tread, some wood craft balls, keyhole fasteners, and some leather craft lace. Plus, it’s cheap to make and looks great! This key holder project is inexpensive and creative to keep your keys organized, doesn’t take up a lot of space, and will add texture and style to your space without much effort. Stop worrying about losing your keys, and make this simple but modern DIY key holder. newblooming
Materials: Wood Craft Balls, Stair Tread, Leather Craft Lace, Keyhole Fasteners, Keychains
Tools: Drill, Saw, Tape Measure
20. Picture Frame Keychain Holder
Wake up every morning and run up to find your keys? No more bother with this simple DIY picture frame key holder plan. It is a simple and quick project that anyone without skills can do in no time. All you need is to get a picture frame paint it, screw some hooks into it, then add fabric or any paper to decorate it; now, your picture frame key holder is all done. It is a unique way to spot your keys in one place and find them easily without any nuisance. Plus, it will also look so unique and stylish. What you are looking for, grab your materials and make yourself one with this DIY plan. theglamorousgal
Materials: Picture Frame, Spray Paint, Screw Hooks, Fabric, Glue
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Whether you’re looking for a key holder that can double as decor or one that is purely functional, we’ve got you covered. These 20 homemade DIY key holder ideas are perfect for anyone who wants to keep their keys organized and accessible. So get ready to be inspired! Have you tried making your own key holder? If so, we would love to see it!