DIY Mail and Key Holder

DIY Mail and Key Holder

I kind of have a thing for organization and love everything in my home to have its own place.  We usually throw our keys up behind the coats on our coat-rack in our front entryway but sometimes the keys get lost in all that mess.  Another issue is not knowing where to put the mail when it comes if we don’t want to deal with it right away.  I had to come up with a solution that would fit the small area I had open for it without spending a ton of money.  I came up with an idea to use a picture frame, ribbon and hooks to create a Mail and Key Holder.  Kind of like a mini family organization centre!

I was asked by BEHR to come up with a project featuring their 2015 colour trends and when I saw Essential Teal and Seared Gray, from the Deep Dreams Palette, I knew they would be perfect as they co-ordinate so well with my sitting room! 


 DIY Mail and Key Holder

I found a wood frame, hooks, and coordinating ribbon at Dollarama.  You could easily do this same project with materials found in your own home!

I decided I would paint the plexi-glass to use as the background rather than try to make something else fit.  I honestly wasn’t sure how well the paint would stick when I started, it was definitely a risk!


DIY Mail and Key Holder

I started off by priming everything with BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® All-In-One Primer & Sealer – including the plexi-glass.

I painted the frame with the Essential Teal in a Semi-Gloss and the plexi-glass with the Seared Gray in a Matte.  I love how the contrasting finishes look together.  I was also really impressed with how well the paint stuck to the plexi-glass.  It hasn’t chipped or peeled or anything.  Awesome!

Next up I used hot glue to secure the Plexi-glass to the backing and more hot glue on the backing to stick the ribbon on as I wrapped it around the plexi-glass/backing. 

The hardest part is screwing in the hooks.  We had an incident which necessitated more hot glue.  (I love hot glue!)  I attached two hooks at the bottom for keys and two at the top to hang my bunting banner from.

You will want to install wall hanging hardware if your frame didn’t come with any.  Then assemble!


DIY Mail and Key Holder

My favourite part of this whole project is the mini bunting banner.  How cute is it?  My plan is to make different banners to match the seasons.  The one I am showing right now is obviously for Valentines Day.  I put it together quickly with twine, burlap cut into triangles and little heart foam stickers.

DIY Mail and Key Holder

No more keys getting lost in our house!  I love how great this project turned out and I’m looking forward to crafting more mini bunting banners!

 DIY Mail and Key Holder

Check out other great projects featuring BEHR’s 2015 Colour Trends by fellow bloggers!




Console Table in Blue Clay by Robin at All Things Heart and Home

The Cs’ Bathroom Refresh by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog

DIY Window Seat Storage Bench by Amanda at Small Home Big Start

Small Entryway Makeover and Decorative Shelf with Hooks by Christine at The DIY Dreamer

Moody Built-In Shelves by Kim at NewlyWoodwards

Girls’ Bathroom Sneak Peek by Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts


BEHR 2015 Color Trends Sweepstakes

To enter, viewers should pin their favourite trend-inspired look (such as my project!) on Pinterest before Tuesday January 27th 2015. Then, copy and paste the link of the pin to this Facebook contest page and enter their information. One winner will receive a $500 VISA gift card!  (USA only)



20 thoughts on “DIY Mail and Key Holder

  1. The DIY Mail and Key Holder is sooooo pretty Elizabeth!! I’m very much loving BEHR’s Essential Teal and Seared Gray, beautiful colors! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I might just make one as a gift for my parents!!

  2. I really like this mail and key holder. I also liked the directions you gave us for making this useful item. Thank you for this good and useful idea.

  3. This is such a clever idea! I could definitely use something like this to hold outgoing mail waiting to be carried out to the mailbox. Love it. And the mini bunting is just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

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