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How to make your own colourful key holder

Create with paint! Habitat by Resene

Always losing your keys? Get organised with this DIY key holder, designed to look stylish while being uber functional.

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Top tip:  Try an ombre effect by starting at one end using your favourite darker Resene colour and a Resene white testpot. First paint the dark colour as is, then gradually add more white as you paint more, so that you end up with a graduation of colour from dark to light.

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Step one: Take the timber offcut and mark five sections.

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Step two: Saw the lines two thirds of the way through.

Step three: Sand the timber, dust off and paint the individual blocks of colour with the Resene testpot colours above (use masking tape if you need to). Leave to dry.

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Step four: Paint the reverse in Resene St Kilda. Leave to dry.

Step five: Paint beads in the same colours that as the key holder.

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Step six: Cut pieces of leather and string your keys and painted beads onto either ends. They’re now ready to hang in your key holder.

Step seven: Hammer the hooks and hang up the key holder.

Project by Leigh Stockton, Photography Bryce Carleton

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