Hotel room keys are often tossed away or stuffed into a wallet and never seen again. While most of these plastic cards get forgotten about, some guests and hotels find ways to repurpose them into valuable items. 

At Front Desk Supply, we spend most of our days designing and processing many orders of room keys. We love helping boutique hotels design key cards that represent their brand perfectly. If you are looking to customize your hotel’s key cards, reach out to us, and our team will be happy to assist you.  

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Hotel key cards are more than just an entry to a room; they can be reconstructed and revamped for a variety of uses. 

Check out what these hotels and guests have done to their old room keys: 

Home Decor: Hotel Edition

Some guests forget to turn in their old room keys after leaving a vacation and use the opportunity to create something in their home to remember the trip by. Who doesn’t love a DIY project? 

This household took their collection of keys and transformed them into a colorful wreath, just in time for the holiday season! 

These hotel guests wanted to show off their old key cards by lighting up their room with a homemade lampshade. 

A Special Gift 

Just like guests, hotels find joy in repurposing their old room keys. With new designs and promos happening year-round, new room keys are ordered on a consistent basis. This leaves plenty of old key cards available to transform into something guests will cherish. One of our clients takes their customer service a step further by making a creative souvenir for their guests. They cut holes into their old magnetic keys (non-RFID) and add a strap and sticker to create a luggage tag. 

A Branded Breakfast In Bed 

Capturing old memories comes in all forms. These crafters brought room service into their own home by creating a custom breakfast tray made out of old key cards. 

Whether you are an avid key card collector or your boutique hotel is looking for a way to show gratitude to your guests, there are countless ways to make the most out of your room keys. 

December Special: 

How does your boutique hotel create value in the details of a guest’s stay? Hotel room keys are a special touch to your hotel’s experience that cannot be ignored. 

For the month of December, we are offering $75 off any new key card order!  Our team of experienced Graphic Artists can create a look for your hotel that will last well beyond their stay!

Need more info on orders? Give us a call at 1-888-859-2061 or email us at