How to Build a Wooden Key Box


Hunting around the house for your keys can make you late to work or for appointments. You can keep your keys organized and always know where to find them by storing them in a key box. You can make your own key box with a shadow box and a few other inexpensive supplies found at your favorite craft store. You can even match your key box to the decor in your home.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cutting mat
  • Front-opening shadow box
  • Craft knife
  • Spray adhesive
  • 4 Screw hooks
  • Measure, mark and cut a piece of scrapbooking paper to fit in the back of the front-opening shadow box. Cut the paper on a cutting mat, with a craft knife, using a ruler to get a straight edge.

  • Make four equally spaced marks 1/3 of the way down your piece of paper. Make it so that the marks start as least an inch in from each side to allow room for your keys.

  • Spray the back of the piece of paper with spray adhesive and adhere it to the back of the inside of your front-opening shadow box. Smooth out any wrinkles or air bubble with your fingers. Allow the adhesive to dry for 30 minutes.

  • Screw in the screw hooks where you made your marks in Step 2.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can add more rows of screw hooks if you need more hooks and if you have room in your shadowbox.
  • Use glass etching cream to make the window of your key box frosted if you don't want to be able to see into the box. Just mask off the wood around the glass, paint the glass etching cream on in a generous layer and let it set for the time recommended on the bottle.

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