Wedding DIY #1 – Key Card Holders

One of the things I enjoyed the most during wedding planning were the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects that I completed. I love doing arts and crafts, I love the creative process and I love that I can see the finish product right away.

When our wedding guests arrived in Puerto Vallarta, we gave each of them a tote bag that contained items we thought would be fun and useful during their stay in Mexico.


The Out-Of-Town guests bags included a welcome letter and several items, which a few of them were DIY projects.

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One of the things I created for our guests were key card holders. We stayed in an all-inclusive resort, so our guests used the key card holders for their hotel room keys, cash for tip money and other items like ID and credit card.


I started by designing the inserts on Microsoft powerpoint. I used our wedding colors for the design. If you want the template, contact me and I can email it to you.


“I take you to carry my key and tip money, for poolside or barstool, for soused or for sober, in heat and in humidity until I depart”

Then I printed it on cardstock paper, they can be purchased at Michael’s or Staples.


I then cut the cards individually and then inserted them into the plastic badge holders that I purchased online. Next step was to attached the next lanyards. I chose badge holders that have zippers and keep water away. You can purchase them here.


I used mine during our stay, even if I wasn’t wearing it around my neck, I always had the key holder in my beach bag. A few guests came up to me and said it was a really good idea. Yay!


  1. I love those key card holders! That is such a great idea especially if you are staying at an all inclusive resort! 🙂

  2. I love this! Totally could have used this on our vacation. Oh well. Next time! 🙂

  3. nikkionlunch says:

    LOVE that idea! I probably will steal it. 🙂

  4. Cute idea!

  5. aaahhhhhh I love this!! I’m actually looking forward to DIY projects for my wedding. You will be one of my DIY mentors?? 😉

  6. Syreeta says:

    They are really nice!! I’m getting married in Mexico 10/22/11. Can you send me your template? thanks 🙂

  7. Jessica says:

    Hi lea,

    Can you kindly send me your template for the key holder?

    Getting Married down south in May 2012!!!

    I’d really appreciate it!


  8. kenyatta says:

    I saw these on but don’t have my required post yet. Could you please send the template

  9. Rachel says:

    Hi, I am leaving saturday January 28th, 2012 for my wedding in Mexico. I stumbled upon this at the last minute. Can you send me the template…it would save me a lot of time trying to figure out how to do it from scratch. Time is something I don’t have a lot of right now so it would be greatly appeciated:) Thanks

  10. I would LOVE the template for your adorable key card templates. Please email them to me :)! Love your site also1

  11. Michelle says:

    Lea I love the key cards for the guests!! Could you please email me the template? Thanks so much.

  12. amanda pollitt says:

    I would love a copy of the template! These are such a greta idea – I ordered some keycard holders for my upcoming wedding! Thanki you for the inspiration!

  13. Ingrid says:

    I love these. Can you please email me the template. I’m getting married in the Bahamas in October! I’ve been googling but nothing comes up. I thank you in advance.

  14. Jen cockcroft says:

    Hi can you please email me this template as we are leaving for our wedding soon!!! Love the idea.

  15. Those turned out awesome!

  16. Thuy Dinh says:

    Hi i really like your key cards! can you email them to me?

  17. katie says:

    Love the cards…Can you please email the template???

  18. Jamey says:

    Hi, I was curious if you would e-mail me the template you used for your keycard holders? They are so cute! Thanks!

  19. OMG…Please please send me your template…I’m getting married in Punta Cana in March 2014….would love to have these for my guests…thank you so so very much

  20. Melissa says:

    Hi! I love your key holders! They look amazing! I was wondering if you could email me the template! Thanks!

  21. Hillary Coyne says:

    Love the keycard holder. Could you please email me the template. I get married on 10/5/13 in cancun and would love to have these. I have the supplies, just haven’t started the actual insert yet. THANKS!

  22. Danita says:

    Hi! I know you’ve been asked a hundred times, so this will be one hundred and one! But could you pretty please email me the key card template?
    Thanks so much!

  23. Can you please email template? Love it!!

  24. april says:

    can you please email me the template

  25. Can you email me the template please! I Love this but can not figure out how to print them. I apprecaite it!

  26. Catherine Hollis says:

    Can you email me the template please!

  27. Amanda says:

    Hi all, I am hoping to get a copy of the template. I realize that the posts are from quite some time ago, but I am hoping that one of you could send it my way I need it ASAP =)


  28. Michelle says:

    I love this idea! What else did you include in the totes?

  29. Sue Purdy says:

    Trying to help my daughter make these for her wedding in Mexico. Did anyone get a template I can use? Thanks so much!

  30. Cathy says:

    I know this is an older post, but may I still have the template you used for the key cards? My email address is Thanks!! 🙂

  31. I would love a copy of your template!

  32. Kristy Cole says:

    HI There,
    I love those card holders. I was wondering if you could email me the template for this. I would greatly apprectiate it.



  33. alicia says:

    Love this! Could you send me this template please??

  34. Melissa says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you are still sharing the template? If so, I would love to have it! It is fantastic! Thanks!

  35. I just came across this on Pintrest. Would love to have the template! Is it editable? Thanks so much! 🙂

  36. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely love your key card holders! I just ordered those same sleeves. Would you mind sending me the template for the cards?! Such a cute idea!

  37. LaToya Neal says:

    May I also have a copy on the key tags?

  38. Katie says:

    Love the idea! Could you please send me the template?

  39. Maggie says:

    Hello, Would you be able to send me your template?! So cute! Thank yoU!

  40. Camille says:

    Can you email me the key card template please? Those are awesome!!!

  41. Charmel McDonald says:

    Hello I really really need your template pleeeaaasse 🙂

  42. Alexandria says:

    Love it!! Can you send the template please?

  43. Mitali says:

    This is awesome! Can you please send me your template?!

  44. Michelle Fernandez says:

    hi> I love this template! Can you email it to me? Am I abel to make changes since my wedding is in Punta Cana?

  45. Michelle Fernandez says:

    I would love this template. can you share with me as well! I will be doing this for my destination wedding in Punta Cana thats in 1 month!

  46. Hey Lea,

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! Such a great idea 🙂 Will you please send me the template for the key card? Thank you!

  47. Megan says:

    Hey my name is Megan and i am getting married in Cancun next July I would love to have the template. I think these are such a cool idea! 🙂

  48. Edwina says:

    Oh these are so cute! What a great idea. I would love to have the template for these. Thanks!

  49. Nicole says:

    Can you send me a copy of this template I’m getting married in March 2017! These are amazing!

  50. Would you be able to send me a copy of this template. its amazing. Ive stumbled upon this a few times and have decided to do this for our guests!

  51. Jen W says:

    Hi Lea — Are you still sending out the template for those keycard holders? I would love to get it sent to me please!
    Many thanks,
    Jen Waters

  52. april moye says:

    Hello Lea, would you be so kind as to send me the template for the key card holder please?

  53. Stephanie Blackwell says:

    I would love it if you could send me the template! This is such a cute idea! Thank you!


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