DIY Rustic Key Holder

DIY Rustic Key Holder

Things are finally starting to settle down and our new place is feeling more like home. Now that the apartment is free of boxes and those pesky little bits of styrofoam (they continued to show up for days after unboxing new deliveries!) I finally feel like I have the time to add tiny personal touches around our space.

DIY Rustic Key Holder

First up on my list was to sort out our key situation. After the move Ian constantly was asking me where he put his keys, therefore, I decided it was time to get organized! Luckily, I had a piece of wood left over from my Bath Tray DIY to make this beautiful rustic key holder! If you are sick of searching for your keys or want to add a personal touch to your home, this DIY is perfect for you!

DIY Rustic Key Holder


  • One 2×8 piece of wood
  • Hand saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Measuring tape
  • Wood stain
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Two screw hooks
  • Two command strips


  • Measure out 9 inches and mark it on the piece of wood
  • Using a hand saw, cut along the 9 inch mark
  • Sand down the piece of wood and stain
  • Once dry, use a small paint brush and the white acrylic paint to monogram the center
  • Make two marks 2.5 inches away from either edge in the center of the wood
  • Fasten the screw hooks into the marks
  • Hang with command strips