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DIY Vintage Utensil Key Hook

I would like to blame misplacing my keys on “pregnancy brain” but the truth is: I’ve been looking for my keys my whole life. So when I came across this idea for a key hook on Design Sponge, I jumped at the chance to create a fun, quick and cheap fix for my forgetfulness.

What you need:

  • blocks of unfinished wood (I picked mine up from Michael’s for $1.50/piece)
  • Spray paint
  • old, bendable utensils (I got mine from Goodwill for 10 cents a piece!)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • sawtooth picture hangers and nails

Start by spray painting your wood in a well-ventilated area. I coated mine about three times to get the desired color. Allow to dry at least an hour.

Bend your utensils. I was able to just bend mine by hand. If they are too tough, try soaking them into boiling water to soften them.

On the back side of the wood, measure out the middle. Nail the sawtooth picture hanger to the back.

With gloves on, place a small line of Gorilla Glue (careful, this stuff means business!) to the wood. Place the utensil over the glue and hold it in place for a few minutes. Make sure it doesn’t slide and let sit for at least 2 hours.

Repeat for as many key holders as you would like. Hang them up on the wall in your kitchen, porch or mudroom and never lose your keys again!

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