Tutorial: Make a Key Hanger using Stretched Canvas

Up until now, my husband and I were throwing our keys on the counter. But I HATE clutter, so it would drive me crazy. We have really been needing a key hanger, but I just never got around to buying one. So I made one! Here’s what you need:

  • Stretched canvas, any size will do, but I used 12 X 24.
  • Acrylic paints and paintbrushes or fun fabric
  • decorative hooks (I got these at Lowes)
  • Power drill

Start by painting a design of your choice, or if you are not an artist, buy some fun fabric and use a stable gun to attach it to the back of your canvas (I was going to go this route, but since I’m planning on painting some large canvases in our dining room, I wanted the practice!).  Next, drill holes in the wood frame of your canvas, then screw in your hooks. And that’s it!

I tried gluing the hooks on, but since the canvas is not very rigid, they heavy keys pulled off the hooks. Really, screws are the way to go.

Ahhh, all nice and organized. Now maybe my husband will be able to find his keys in the morning:)

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February 2, 2012. Tags: , , , . Sewing and Crafts.

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