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Use inexpensive paint stir sticks and create a unique piece of wall decor to help keep you organized: a paint stick key holder with hooks.

DIY paint stick key holder sign with a chalkboard

Transform ordinary paint sticks into an artful and organized masterpiece: a DIY wood plank wall sign with handy hooks.

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Are you tired of misplacing your keys or searching for them frantically each morning before you rush out the door? Do you want to add a touch of creativity and organization to your home decor?

If so, I have the perfect solution for you – a Paint Stick Key Holder!

make this wall sign using paint stir sticks

In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to transform simple paint sticks into a functional and stylish wall sign with hooks, keeping your keys and other essentials neatly organized.

Let’s get started on this fun and rewarding DIY project!

Video Tutorial

This craft is part of a compilation video with other paint stick crafts. You can watch them all for crafting inspiration, or just watch this one craft:

DIY paint stick key holder sign with a chalkboard

DIY Wall Sign with Hooks

Yield: 1 sign

Transform ordinary paint sticks into an artful and organized masterpiece: a DIY wood plank wall sign with handy hooks.


  • 12 paint stir sticks
  • wood glue
  • Waverly chalk paint in moss green
  • sheet of dollar store wallpaper or contact paper
  • small chalk board with unfinished wood frame, mine came from Dollar Tree
  • 3 screw hooks


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
  2. Arrange the paint sticks to make a sign: Lay 7 paint sticks (printed side up) vertically, with the handles pointed up. Rest the bottoms of the paint sticks against a spare paint stick to help line them up evenly.
  3. Cut 5 paint sticks to match the width of your sign.
  4. Use wood glue to secure 2 cut paint sticks to the back of the sign, one near the top and one near the bottom. Let the wood glue dry. glue two cut paint sticks as cross bars on back of sign
  5. Flip the sign over. Use wood glue (and a dab or two of hot glue to speed up the process) to secure two cut stick to the bottom of the sign - one right on top of the other. This will serve as a ledger board for the shelf.
  6. Glue the 5th cut paint stick to the top of the two in step 5, creating a little shelf. glue a cut paint stick in place to form a shelf
  7. Paint the whole sign with moss green chalk paint. Use light strokes so that paint does not pool in the corners. Alternatively, you could pre-paint the paint sticks or you can use spray paint. paint all wood surfaces with chalk paint
  8. Embellish the chalkboard frame: Smooth a piece of peel-and-stick wallpaper (or contact paper) over the front of chalkboard frame. Flip the chalkboard over onto a cutting mat. Use a PenBlade to trim away excess paper. Hot glue the chalkboard to the wall sign. trim away excess wallpaper from chalkboard edges using a penblade
  9. Add 3 screw hooks. Use a small nail and hammer to make a pilot hole first. Then screw in the hook. Repeat with remaining hooks.
  10. Hang the sign with velcro command strips.


If you don't want to use peel-and-stick wallpaper or contact paper on the chalkboard frame, you can paint it or Mod Podge on patterned scrapbook paper.

paint stick key holder pallet wall sign

Not only does it serve a functional purpose, but it also adds a touch of creativity and personalization to your living space.

Feel free to experiment with different colors, patterns, and hook styles to match your home decor perfectly. Now, you’ll never have to worry about misplaced keys again! Happy crafting!

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