Roundup: 10 Clever and Unique DIY Wall Hook Projects

Photo: Kara Paslay Designs

Between all the coats, scarves, bags, and who knows what else, it seems like this time of year I’m always running out of space to hang stuff. If you’ve found yourself in a similar predicament, or just want some wall-mounted storage in your entryway, check out these 10 creative DIY wall hook ideas!      

1. DIY Door Knob Wall Hook from Kara Paslay Designs

Photo: Amy Bellgardt

2. DIY Plaster Hand Hooks from Mom Spark

Photo: Chelsea Mohrman

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DIY Dresser Drawer Wall Hanger

What do you do with a rogue dresser drawer? Take the front off and turn it into a stylish wall hanger, of course!      

Marta from 2nd Funniest Thing did just that with a drawer she found abandoned on the side of a road. A few coats of paint, some embellishments, and a couple extra knobs are all it takes to transform your own discarded drawer into a space-saving hanger that’s perfect for scarves, bags, or jewelry. Continue Reading

Make It: A Colorful DIY Screwdriver Coat Rack

Stay organized and show off your DIY sensibilities in style with this super easy coat rack project!        

Perhaps, over the years, you’ve amassed more screwdrivers than one person could possibly need. Or maybe you found a bunch at a garage sale or thrift store (or spotted a cheap-o set at IKEA or Target) and wondered if there was some creative way to use them. Well, you’re in luck!

Ben at Homemade Modern came up with this simple DIY coat rack idea — it’s easy to customize to fit your decor and needs, and only costs around $30 (less if you already have some paint and tool laying around). Continue Reading

Roundup: 21 Creative DIY Wall Hook and Coat Rack Projects!

created at: 02/07/2013

I’ll admit that the coat rack/wall hook situation in our entryway (which is really just our living room) needs a little help. When we have guests over, they inevitably ask, “So… uh, where do you want me to put my coat?” — which means “Dude. Get a coat rack already.” We end up tossing jackets over the back of a random piece of furniture and call it day, but I’d love to surprise our friends with an actual, honest-to-goodness coat rack or wall hook the next time they come over. Continue Reading

How To: Make DIY Faceted Wooden Wall Hooks

created at: 12/26/2012

My facet-loving heart nearly exploded when these wall hooks showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. Always up to a DIY challenge, my good friend (and Curbly Editor-in-Chief) Chris was kind enough to create these from scratch when I asked him if he thought it was something he could pull off. Not only did he rise to the challenge, but he did it in a way that anyone with some basic woodworking skills could re-create for themselves!      Continue Reading

Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

created at: 10/28/2012

Branches, twigs, and logs — oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     


1. DIY Wood Pencil Holder

2. DIY Painted Driftwood Coat Rack

3. DIY Typographic Tree Limb Coasters

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4. DIY Log Centerpiece Votive Holder

5. DIY Tree Stump Side Table

6. DIY Tree Branch Napkin Rings

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7. DIY Tree Stump Table Lamp

8. DIY Tree Stump Coffee Table

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Make It: DIY Decorative Wall Hooks

created at: 10/04/2012

Ah, wall hooks. The perfect little decor element: form, function, and DIYable to the max!     

While these were made specifically for a kid’s room, there are a million different ways to adult-ify the basic technique. (Even without the decorative shapes, these would look pretty cool as simple pegs.) So, take the knowledge from this Dot Coms for Moms tutorial and run with it, dear Curbliers!

Roundup: 12 Mid-Century Modern DIY Projects

created at: 06/13/2012

It’s modernism month here at the Curbs so, naturally, a roundup of our favorite MCM-inspired DIY projects was in order! Happy DIY-ing!     

1. DIY Eames-Inspired Drinking Glasses

2. DIY Eames Hang-It-All

3. DIY Cathrineholm Candle Holders

4. DIY Asterisk Clock

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5. DIY Noguchi-Inspired Coffee Table

6. DIY MCM Chandelier

7. DIY Sputnik Chandelier

8. DIY George Nelson-Inspired Outdoor Slat Bench

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9. DIY Mid-Century Modern House Numbers

10. DIY Modern Bird Feeder

11. DIY George Nelson Case Study-Inspired Bed

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Make It: A Colorful DIY Driftwood Coat Rack!

created at: 04/24/2012

I love the idea of incorporating found objects and elements from nature into your decor and this driftwood coat rack is a perfect (and playful) example of how to do just that!   


For those who don’t live in a driftwood-producing area, you can easily set aside a great looking branch during your gardening or yard work adventures. After that, it’s just a matter of cleaning it up and adding some pizzazz! I particularly love what Chelsea from Lovely Indeed did with hers. Continue Reading