Wouldn’t it be nice to keep that spare set of keys to your house or car handy? Here’s a DIY key holder that’s really cute and you won’t find it anywhere else. There’s even a birdie keychain to match!

This is a great chance to use up those little pieces of scrapbook paper you’ve been hoarding and you can find a miniature birdhouse and jewelry findings at your local craft store.

Placed on a shelf close to your door, it becomes a decorative reminder to return keys where they belong. Because it’s small, it’s meant to hold only a few keys like those for your mailbox or gate or a spare house key for guests.

DIY key holder instructions

DIY Key Holder Instructions
  • small wooden birdhouse
  • precision knife
  • scrapbook paper
  • decoupage glue and brush
  • small plastic bird
  • acrylic paint
  • drill and 1/16″ bit
  • head pin, 2″ or longer
  • beads (optional)
  • jewelry pliers
  • jump ring
  • key ring
  • cup hook
  1. Using a precision knife, trim different patterns of scrapbook paper to fit the sides and roof of the birdhouse. Adhere with decoupage glue and allow it to dry.
  2. Paint the plastic bird with acrylic paint and allow it to dry.
  3. Starting at the top of the bird’s body, drill a small hole all the way through the bottom. Feed the head pin through the plastic bird, add beads if desired, then make a loop on each end with jewelry pliers.
  4. Attach a jump ring to the key ring.
  5. Twist a cup hook into the front of the birdhouse and hang up your keys.
You can paint each side of your birdhouse a different color if you don’t want to use scrapbook paper.

DIY key holder