8 Genius Ways to Hide Your Spare Key So No One Will Find It

#3 is just genius!

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Vantasii + Bits and Pieces

The first place unwanted guests look for a spare key to your front door is under your doormat, making that the last spot you should put yours. Instead, try one of these ideas that you'll be surprised you never thought of first.

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Vantasii
Sprinkler Style

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No one will suspect anything is hiding here! This holder looks just like a real sprinkler head — the perfect place to store your extra key and some cash if you want. 

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Bits and Pieces
Stone Safe

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Since most gardens are filled with random rocks, this realistic gadget will just look like every other one. 

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key hiding spot
Instructables
Hornet's Hiding Spot

There's nothing quite as painful as a hornet's sting, which is why people won't even consider hunting inside this fake nest for a key into your home.

Get the tutorial at Instructables »

What you'll need: Gaps & Cracks Insulating Foam ($14, amazon.com)

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Stalwart
Temperature Patrol

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Even though this is a sneaky holder that hides not one, but two keys inside of it, it's also fully functioning, so you can use it to check the weather on your way out for the day. 

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Specific Love Creations via YouTube
Siding Seams

The siding on your house helps protect you from the elements — and now unwanted guests, too. Just tie fishing line onto your key, stuff it into the seams and pull the string in case of an emergency.

Get the tutorial at Specific Love Creations »

What you'll need: fishing line ($5, amazon.com)

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Spilsbury
Dog Poo

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Do you know anyone who is picking up poop willingly? Neither do we, which is why this creates a genius opportunity for a hiding spot.

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Problem Solvers
Birdhouse Trick

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This clever birdhouse is not only a cute addition to your yard, but also stealthy solution for keys and whatever else you want to keep hidden from others — with the exception of, well, birds.

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Factory Direct Craft
Pinecone Cover-Up

All you need as an empty pill bottle (or another tiny container) and a pinecone. Place your key inside the container, then dig a little hole to make it blend in perfectly with its surroundings. 

Get the tutorial at Factory Direct Craft »

What you'll need: pinecones ($16 for a 12-pack, amazon.com)

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