Easy DIY Wall Hooks
Make this easy DIY Wall Hooks and create a space for coats, backpacks, or as cute farmhouse style decor!
I love love wall hooks. I have them scattered all throughout the house–in the mud room, bathrooms, and playroom. They are in use every single day, and they just make everything easier. Plus, they’re easy for little ones to use, and pick up after themselves. You can even hang them at their level in their own spaces.
Not only are they great for organizing spaces, but they can be used for really cute decor as well. I have a space in one of my entry hallways that I adore, and I’ve used a hook board as part of the styling. I love them there too!
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I’ve made these hook boards for years, and they always look a little bit different due to the hooks I’ve chosen. I found these hooks that I LOVE LOVE LOVE, and ordered them online when they were 50% off, so they were only $3 each.
They’re the same hooks I used in my mudroom on the lockers we built, and I adore them. Amazon also has a collection of hooks if you like something a little different. I think finding the right hooks makes all the difference on this project, and will really give you the look that you want.
Once you have the hooks you want, it’s really a matter of staining your board, letting it dry, and adding your hooks. Easy peasy!
Here’s the step-by-step:
DIY WALL HOOKS
- -1×8 pine board, cut to desired length
- –stain (I used Minwax Provincial)
- -any required hardware for hooks
- –sander and medium grit sandpaper
*Cut your board to the desired length. When deciding on a length, consider the space it will be hanging in, as well as how big the hooks are, how many hooks you have, and how far apart you want them. I bought a 1×8 in the 6 foot length (it comes in longer lengths as well), and I ended up using the whole thing! Once I laid out my hooks and looked at it against the wall, I realized that I needed it to be that long. I’m glad I didn’t cut it any sooner.
*Stain your board with a lint-free cloth and let dry completely. Once it’s dry, sand the front and edges as desired. I like mine to look a little weathered, so I went over it until it looked the way I wanted it too.
*Add your hooks! My hooks didn’t come with any hardware, and fortunately we had some on hand to use, but otherwise I would have had to wait until I went to the store. It’s a good idea to have them ahead of time, especially if you’re impatient like me!
And that’s it! I told you it was so easy!
*Originally posted September 2016, updated with new photos August 2020.
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Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
Love what you did – looks great and better than anything I’ve seen online. One question – how did you attach the board to the wall? It looks totally flush against the wall.
Thanks, Suzanne! We screwed it into the studs, then filled the holes with wood plugs. It’s secure enough to be able to hang things on it!
Where did you find those hooks?
They are from Hobby Lobby!!
Where did you get the supermarket sign???
It’s from decorsteals.com! There are other online boutiques that carry it…antiquefarmhouse.com, paintedfox.com, bitsofvintage.com…those are good ones to try!