Rustic Jewelry Hanger Made From Old Keys | Upcycle Driftwood DIY

Make this rustic jewelry hanger out of some old brass keys and a piece of driftwood! The materials are basically free.
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Gather some old keys and use a vice to bend them.
The keys bend incredibly easy and can tear if you go to quickly. Start to bend at the base of the key and slowly work your way up with needle nose pliers.
Next, drill holes every 5 inches and attach your key hooks.
Drill two holes into the back so that you can mount it to the wall. Make sure the holes are level so when you mount it on the wall it's not crooked.
Hang your necklaces, scarves, keys or anything else and enjoy your handy work!
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Looking for more driftwood projects? Check out these votive candle holders!

Suggested materials:

  • Driftwood
  • Keys

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4 questions
  • Cle8912277
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Where can you find driftwood if you don't live near water?

    • Joanie
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Find an old wooden strong, thick branch in your woods?????????

    • Mcsdiva
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Or use a short length of scrap lumber (2x4). Sand it, paint it, or leave as is.

    • Angela Cosner
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Most higher end fish/aquarium stores sell driftwood for the tank.

    • Touchedpainter
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Google driftwood, or use any scrap wood: broken off chair-rail or baluster, discarded drawer front, nice piece of decorative molding ( the realistic faux molding at Home Depot is super cheep), a fallen limb or salvage a section off a fresh culled tree, etc.

    • Jane
      on Feb 11, 2017

      Habitat For Humanity has lots of odds and end pieces of wood. You're likely to find a treasure there. Goodwill and other thrift shops also have discarded wood items you can repurpose. Garage sales too!

    • Caitlin Bigelow
      on Feb 11, 2017

      Doesn't have to be driftwood any kind of old piece of log or upcycled wood scraps can work. Thanks everyone for watching :)

  • Lynette Cross
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Love the idea! Am concerned about rough edges scratching or snagging. Pain to file edges. Some kind of clear coat? Ideas? Thanks!

    • Touchedpainter
      on Feb 10, 2017

      actually 120-grit sand paper in your hand will smooth any burrs in a jiffy

    • Dick B
      on Feb 10, 2017

      You might also spray keys with "flex seal" (or some type of robber coating) after bending and before mounting. Covers rough edges.

  • Maria Ochoa
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Does it have to be driftwood or can we use any other kind?

  • Rachele Nelson
    on Feb 10, 2017

    How were you able to keep them from breaking? Did you hear them first or a little at a time as you were bending? I tried something like this a couple months ago, I could barely get the keys bent and they would start breaking, or snap.

    • Caitlin Bigelow
      on Feb 11, 2017

      Start at the base of the key and go slowly working your way up. I did have one "tear" a little but if you go slow it works out pretty well.

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