Disney has been releasing their commemorative keys on a semi-regular basis and Covid has been no exception. Since last summer when we started collecting, we have amassed 10 keys and nowhere to put them.
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After our latest purchase, we knew that something needed to be done with our Disney keys to make sure they wouldn’t be lost on the bookshelf or ended up in a dusty drawer. A quick Pinterest search later, and we discovered a great Disney hack; 3D print keyholders for a coin display case. We also found a few fun hacks for Funko pops and Disney ears but that is a project for another day.
Coin Display Case
The best display case for your Disney keys is a coin display case. We found ours at Michaels, but if you don’t have one nearby, Amazon has good alternatives.
Considering how small the keys are, it’s hard to justify anything larger. There have been images running around pinterest of using a single square frame per key, in order to keep the tags attached but I have way too many keys to give away that much real estate to. Besides, if my wall is covered in keys, where will I show off my ears?
We originally found the key holder on Thingiverse, the go-to downloading website for 3D prints. We quickly realized that the file needed heavy modifications and we essentially created our own key holder.
The file is designed to fit inside the Coin Display Case by Studio Décor from Michael’s. Each space in the Display Case is not identical, so the plate has been designed to fit in hopefully every slot.
The tags, however, don’t fit into the display case, unless one wants to tuck it behind the key holder. We simply removed the tag and stored them until the day we decide to sell them.
It’s a simple enough design; room for the neck and the tail end of the key to fit nicely. We do suggest adhering the keyholder to the display case. The keys are snug enough in the key holder that they shouldn’t move if the case were jostled, but the holder can easily pop out of its spot if not secured. We recommend double-sided fabric tape.
Check out our ETSY store to purchase the key holders.
Let us know what you think of this fun hack in the comments below.
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