I think we can all agree — it’s a little too easy to misplace your keys. It often seems like they must be one of your couch’s favorite snack foods.
Or if the couch didn’t eat them, you end up finding them in such strange places.
You would almost swear there must be a mischievous fairy that moves them. She hides them in such unsuspecting spots (the freezer, really?!) just to watch you look for them in a frenzy while she sits back and laughs.
While these are clearly imaginary scenarios, that desperation you feel when you lose your keys is as real as can be. That’s why it’s best to have a safe spot to put your keys every time you walk through your front door.
One of the best ways to do this is by hanging them up. Check out these awesome ways to hang your keys in your entryway.
You can find so many different colors and shapes of knobs. This can add variety and provide an eclectic array of knobs from which you can hang your keys.
If eclectic isn’t your thing and you’d prefer a more elegant design, many knobs provide more class, such as victorian brass knobs or crystal knobs. (Take a peek at these super fun gemstone knobs!)
This is a fun way to keep your keys in a safe place. You first need to have a Lego base connected to the wall.
Next, find a Lego piece with a hole in it and attach it to your keyring. You then connect them together to hold your keys. You can also add some Lego building to the base to add style or even change it as you go.
What are Legos for, if not for fun?
Are you into cars?
Show off your passion for all things auto with this DIY. It uses a board with spark plugs to put your key ring on.
Simply find a board and glue on old spark plugs, enough for each set of keys you have.
If you want, you can even add accents by putting a model car at the top of the board.
Old Hotel Key Rack
If you’re an antique lover, you’ll appreciate the vintage feel of an old hotel key rack as your own key holder.
This won’t take any building on your part, but the challenge lies in locating one. You might find one at a swap meet, but your best bet is to look online.
Keys belong to a door, do they not? Why not use this in your key rack design by hanging your keys from a famous door?
A few different ideas of doors you might like are Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door, Jurassic Park’s Big Gate, or historical landmarks’ doors.
This idea of using a printed picture of the door from your favorite show is fun.
Family Name Plaque
For a more conservative display for your keys, you can make an elegant family name plaque by using a board, paint, and letter stencils.
Lastly, attach some key hooks, and you’re set!
If you like the natural look, all you need to create a great place to hang your keys is a sturdy branch — preferably one with some interesting twists and turns.
Then just add hooks, and you’re ready to hang your keys.
If you want a natural feel with a kick, you can paint some tribal patterns around the stick or add more style by gluing on some rocks.
Barn Wood with an Old Rake
For a farmhouse feel, you can use some old discarded farm equipment to hang your keys.
Find an old rake and a good piece of weathered barn wood. Remove the rake handle and attach it to the bottom of the wood, hooks facing outward.
Add whatever paint or decor you like and then hook your keys on the rake spines.
This is big enough and sturdy enough to hang purses and leashes from as well.
Wine Cork Board
If you are a wine lover, instead of tossing the corks, collect them until you get about twenty or thirty corks.
Arrange the corks in a neat design in a picture frame. First, remove the cover then glue the corks to the inside.
Screw the hooks into the corks, and you have a wine-inspired key holder.
Keys to Hold Keys
For a cool way to save keys of past homes, you can use them to hold your present keys.
Nail your old keys to a board with the stem pointing down. Bend the stem of the keys outward into a hook. There you have it: keys to hold keys!
If you want an elegant keyholder and you are a do-it-yourselfer, you can use a picture frame around pinboard material. You can choose a gold foiled picture frame and cover the pinboard with stylish fabric.
Attach key hooks with corresponding labels overhead. By labeling them, you add more elegance and a way to have a place for every key in the home.
These labels will ensure that you never forget what a key is for.
With these creative ways to hang your keys, you’ll never fall victim to the key fairy again, and the couch will have to fill up on coins to satisfy its appetite.
In fact, you’ll look forward to hanging your keys in such a cool spot and easily make it a habit to prevent lost keys for good.
Susie is our General Manager and has been with Copper Beech for ten years! Susie is a huge asset to our team. In Susie’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her three boys, and her dog Gunner.