When I'm running out of the house, my last thoughts are usually, "Where are my keys?" and/or "Where the heck is my cell phone?" I'm always wishing I had a designated place for this stuff instead of frantically retracing my steps. I'm not sure how to keep better track of my phone (anyone have tips for this?) but I knew the key problem could be solved with an entryway key holder. Now I just need to train myself to actually hang my keys there.
Anyways, I have been OBSESSED with Boila's CatchMe keyholder for quite some time, but it can only be purchased in-store. And while I'd love any excuse to travel to Sweden or Denmark, it's just not in the cards right now. So Rich and I took on the task of making one. See the full DIY tutorial after the jump!
Here's what you'll need:
Unfinished wood craft balls (I used 3 1 1/2" balls and 3 1")
Suede leather craft lace (I used the color Toast)
Two keyhole fasteners
To begin, cut the stair tread down to 9 5/8" X 1 1/2", keeping the rounded wood edge.
Lay out the wood craft balls in the order you want them to line up. Mark the lines for cutting. You can see our line up below and the space in between each.
Using a miter saw, make a cut approx. 2 inches deep.
Then, using a quarter inch straight bit, rout two recesses for hanging your hardware.
Screw in the keyhole fasteners.
Measure and cut the suede lace, I made mine approx. 8 inches long, but I highly suggest trying them out on the keyholder before knotting. Loop the lace through the wood balls and tie the ends with the key rings attached. You can attach this to another keychain, or use it solo.
Hang everything up in the wall, attach your keys and you're done!