Father’s Day Family Keychains

by Sha Khezri

Does your busy dad lose his key all the time?  With this cute keyholder and customized keychain he will know exactly where his keys are, and exactly where they belong- never to loose them again. Problem solved! Get ready to follow these easy steps and surprise your dad this Father’s Day with a special, made with love, gift.

To complete this project, you will need the following materials:

Wood Beads

Leather Cording

Key Rings

Wood Board

Small paintbrushes

Paint (I used Chimney PPU25-22, Flirt Alert P150-7, Sanctuary PPU9-21, Oslo Blue PPU13-13, and Almond Wisp PPU5-12)

Power Drill

Miter or hand saw



Step 1: Drill holes

If needed, use a power drill to make holes in the wood beads.

Step 2: Paint details

Select beads of different sizes, and paint details that represent the characteristics of your family members. Be sure to give extra attention to your “dad” bead!

Step 3: Create keychains

Thread the leather cording through a key ring and the beads for each family member. Make an overhand knot at the end of the leather cord to secure. Repeat this step for the remaining family members.

Step 4: Measure and mark

Use a ruler and mark equal distances on the wood board for the hanging slots.

Step 5: Cut hanging slots

Use a miter, or hand, saw to cut 1 inch deep slots on the marked lines.

Step 6: Make a hole (optional)

If you would like to add a decorative element to your key holder, such as a plant, measure and mark a spot on your board.  With a power drill create a hole in the size needed.

Step 7: Sand board

Smooth out any uneven surfaces on the wood board with sand paper

Step 8: Paint

Wipe board free of dust and paint with a small brush.

Board: Almond Wisp PPU5-12

Step 9: Present to your Pops

Secure keyholder to wall by front door and surprise your dad.  Now he will always know which key to take, and will enjoy hanging his own keys back right where they belong in the family.


Upper wall: Swiss Coffee 12, Lower wall: Flamingo Feather M180-3

Happy Father’s Day!

Colorfully yours,

Sha Khezri

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