Let me begin by stating I hate keys. They prevent access, exclude, privatize and are basically selfish examples of our consumerism and greed. But, we still need them.
In order to eschew keys and keyrings, I was looking for a solution to storing keys in my wallet. It allows for one less
thing I need to remember to carry with me. (Glasses, Watch, Wallet,
I ended up with this simple DIY solution involving a laser printer and a laminator (OK, I used a copy shop for both). Total cost: $3. Hiding 9 keys in my wallet: Priceless.
This design went through a couple of stages before I finally hit upon this solution. I recommend using the thinnest paper you can find, and run it through the laminating machine 2 or 3 times if possible, at different angles of entry. The instructions are right on the printout and are very easy to follow. I recommend you print 2 sheets, for a total of 6 finished keyholders, as this fits comfortably on 8.5"x11" sheets of laminate plastic. I know you won't use them all, but these make fantastic giveaways. No one ever realizes they need one until they see yours.
Photos of the Process
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