DIY Wall Hanger

wall hanger

Do you need a cool way to organize your jewelry or want one place where you can hang your keys when you come home so you are not always looking for them?

Then you'll enjoy making this wall hanger out of a piece of scrap wood, leftover fabric, and a few knobs.

You need these supplies:

  • glue spray
  • piece of fabric about twice as big as the wood
  • a piece of wood (mine was ¾ inch thick and about 32 inches long.)
  • knobs (could be a collection of different ones)
  • painter's tape
  • drill
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • self-adhesive furniture pads (optional)
  • not pictured: plastic gloves, safety goggles, plastic placemat or similar

Here’s what you do:

1.     Place the wood on the fabric and cut around it, leaving about 2 inches extra on all sides.

2.     Put on the safety goggles and plastic gloves and place the wood on a plastic placemat or a similar surface that you don’t mind when it gets ruined. Spray the front side with a thin layer of spray glue, then place it in the middle of the fabric piece. Pick it up and immediately smooth out the fabric on the front.

3.     Cut off some of the excess fabric and form the corners, then place the wood face-down on the placemat again (making sure it doesn't get glue or stains on it) and glue down the corners and the rest of the excess fabric. You don't have to cover the whole backside with fabric like I did.

4.     Take off the gloves and goggles and run painter's tape along the length of the wall hanger. This will help with keeping the fabric in place when you drill through it and also lets you make marks for the holes.

5.     After you measure the length of your wood piece, divide that by 5 if you want to use 4 knobs to know where you have to make marks for the knob holes on the tape. Then use the ruler to measure and mark the tape at those spots.

6.     Take another piece of wood or a book and put it under your wall hanger so you can drill the holes. I drilled all the way through, but depending on the thickness of the wood and the length of your screws, you could also just drill as far as the screws will go.

7.     I ended up not using the knobs I originally wanted to use because the crews were too short. Make sure you figure in the thickness of the fabric in addition to the thickness of the wood to determine the best length of your knob screws.

8.     Once you have drilled as many holes as you want to use knobs, take off the painter’s tape.

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9.     Since the screws were showing on the back of my wall hanger, I added two adhesive furniture pads to the top corners so they instead of the screws would be touching the wall.

10. You could secure the hanger to the wall by screwing it into the wall or attaching two little hangers on the back. I only had one, but ideally you want two so the wall hanger doesn't have a chance to be crooked.

There you have it – a new place to always hang your keys, to show off your necklaces, or to organize all kinds of other things.

What would you hang on your wall organizer?

{Inspired by this post. Images via Dagmar Bleasdale}

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DIY Wall Hanger

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), Facebook, and Pinterest. ... More

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