The canvas area of a craft store is a place where you’ll see artists. People who draw, paint and otherwise create artwork often frequent craft stores for deals on canvas and framing items. Nowadays, you might be more apt to see people who are not artists hanging out in the canvas aisles. That’s because more and more people are beginning to realize that canvas is not just for artwork. Framed canvas, in particular, can be used for many different projects.
Purchase a small canvas, framed, to make a useful key organizer for your house or business. You can frame the canvas yourself, using materials found at the same store, or you can spend a tad bit more and purchase a canvas that is already on a frame. The inexpensive canvas is perfect for creating a simple but helpful key organizer.
There are a couple of different ways to make the organizer. One way is to use screw-in, “c” hooks to hold the various key rings. Since the frame for the canvas is only around the perimeter, the hooks can only be used around the perimeter. Screw each one in, going down the sides and across the top and bottom, and leaving large spaces between each one.
With the above design, the entire canvas is left bare, so it will look much nicer if you decorate it. If you are fairly skilled at painting, feel free, but if not, you have other options. Cut an image from a piece of fabric and use decoupage adhesive to affix it in the center of the canvas. Or, before screwing in the hooks, just drizzle paint all over the canvas out of squeeze bottles. These are available in many colors and types at most any craft store.
A much easier way to create an organizer for many key rings is to simply use peel-n-stick hangers. Available at home improvement stores, the inexpensive hooks can help you finish the organizer in no time. Randomly place the hooks all over the canvas or align them in neat rows. Before doing so, you can still decorate the canvas as you want.
Use the peel-n-stick picture hangers to hang the key organizer in the chosen location. Whether at your home or at your business the handy organizer will keep all your keys in an area where they can be easily found!