Mar 6,2020

DIY Elephant Paper Mache Key Organiser

Here is an adorable DIY for a keyholder using traditional paper mache crafts. Paper mache crafts have been practiced in India by the craftsmen in Kashmir, Orissa and Rajasthan. These crafts are eco friendly and generally made out of recycled paper. 

This DIY is a great way to use these paper mache crafts to organise your keys. 

This DIY uses the paper mache elements which are typically found in door hangings. They are available in a wide range of motifs such as elephants, peacocks and parrots. In case you already have these door hangings at home, this is a great way to upcycle them!

Things you will need:

1. A piece of wood, precut with slots to fit your keys. We used a 2x2x8 inch wooden piece. You can easily get this made at your local carpenter.

Paper mache crafts. You can use any crafts that you like. We found some great, peacocks, parrots, elephants, rajasthani musicians. All of these would look great with this DIY. 

Faux Leather rope

Simply take apart the door hanging as we only require the paper mache elements. These crafts aready have holes made in them, so all you have to do is thread it through the paper mache elephant and the key with your faux leather rope. 

Repeat this for all your keys

Next mount the wooden block on to the wall or the back of your door. We used double sided tape to stick it in place. Then simply place each elephant into one of the slots in the wood. 

If you would like to take this DIY one step further. You can even paint the wooden piece with acrylic paints.