Tuesday, October 18, 2011

~DIY key hooks~

 I saw this key holder last night on Pinterest.
I knew I had to make it.... or 3 of them.
Here is how you can make one for yourself!

1. Gather your supplies. You will need the letter blocks to spell out the word you are creating.
You will need cup hooks, {any color will be fine, as they will be getting painted}
liquid nails, and scrap wood. Mine measure approx. 4" x 9"

 2. Screw in the cup hooks to the center of the block underneath the letter you want to show. I found this quite easy to do, no pre-drilling was necessary.
 3. Spray paint them black. A good tip is to put them in a box outside and then spray. This contains the spray paint enough that it won't go all over the surrounding areas that you don't want black. Let dry.
 4. Use liquid nails to attach the blocks to the wood. Space them evenly and attach them up a little higher, not centered, to accommodate the hanging keys. Let dry for several hours.
 5. Hang on wall. I used a sawtooth hanger on the back, but you could also screw it right into the wall.
 6. Hang your keys. Now you have no more excuses as to where you put your keys.....not that I had that problem.....just sayin'
 Super simple.
These would make cute gifts too huh?
Are you going to the Ruffles and Rust Flea Market this weekend?
Hope to see you there!
Come say hi, xoxo

16 comments:

Heather Salazar said...

Those turned out so stinkin cute!! And hands down much better than my Pinterest project :)

Love the chippy wood u used too

Heather

Petie said...

What a cute idea! I love this DIY...thanks for sharing.

Betsy (BB) said...

This is adorable! I love it! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing how you accomplished this! I have to make one of these!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Touche my dear Melaine!! Loving it...and ya know - easy enough even I think I can do it! Woo Hoo!! (PS - Have I told you lately that I LOVE your playlist??! ;o) ) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Great idea!
My friend Tiffany and I are taken a road trip from the other side of the mountains to go to R&R! Can't wait!!

Jenn @ Handmade Homebody said...

I've seen that on Pinterest, too. I'm in awe of your speediness in making your own! It's so cute!

trumatter said...

Oh Melanie, this is so good and simple. I have a block of wood, a trim and also a couple of hooks...looks like I can out those to good use. Thank you so much for sharing.

And just so you might know, you have been one major inspiration behind the blog I have today. It's always a pleasure to visit at yours.

Love
Roy

Ashley said...

So cute!! that is a great idea that can be altered for just about anything!! Thanks so much.

See you at Ruffles and Rust on Saturday!!

♥ Ashley

atparsons.blogspot.com

kate said...

tres bonne idee!!
merci pour l'actuse!
bises,kate

Passionate for White said...

Very creative!

SoSoBella said...

love.

Jordan Alexis Farhart said...

I love it! I am obsessed with Pinterest. I'll have to try this one:)

Jordan
elizabethgraceblog.blogspot.com

Castleberry Design Studio-Jennifer Stern & Angela Gilman said...

I love the key holder and your fiend's beautiful aprons-it gave me a great idea for a project I'm working on for the entryway into my home. I'm building some school locker style storage and it would look great with that key holder and a custom grain sack cushion. I'm going to have fun hunting down supplies at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet!

Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

Jennifer

A Vintage Green said...

Not only totally useful but has character too. Great project.
- Joy

Home Made Modern Mom said...

Just re-posted your idea on my blog. Looking for ways to organize our entryway so thanks for the inspiration!
http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2011/10/craft-of-week-letter-block-key-hooks.html

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those came out great! And I have a big box of thrift store blocks in my closet- yay! I would love to link to your tute if you didn't mind, my readers would love this!

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