I am in the process of putting the finishing touches to the nursery in anticipation of our second daughter’s arrival. This time around the decorating has been easier since we were able to keep pretty much everything (curtains, crib bedding, etc.) the same. The only change I made was that instead of monkey accents I wanted to use giraffes. There’s just something so cute and gentle when it comes to a giraffe so I thought it would be a sweet theme to use in the nursery! Everything was going fine until I decided I wanted wall hooks that coincided with my giraffe theme. Let me tell you… I spent so much time perusing the internet, especially Amazon.com in the hopes of finding something. Well, I did find some things but they either did not look right in the room or were just rediculously expensive (I thought at least). Then, the lightbulb went off. Why don’t I just make one myself??? …. and that is exactly what I did. It was fun to do, inexpensive, and I was able to decide exactly how I wanted it to look! The best part is that you can tweek this project to fit any room you desire – a nursery, bedroom, mud room, the list goes on and on!
Here’s what you will need to replicate my version:
- piece of wood (mine was 6″ by 28″ and 3/4″ thick)
- fabric of choice – enough to cover the piece of wood with about an extra 2 inches around
- 3 wall hooks (I got mine from Walmart – white – about $1.50 ea.)
- decorative wood pieces if desired (from Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics, etc.)
- sawtooth hangers (mine were from Home depot – about 70 cents for a package of 3)
- staple gun
- glue gun
Step 1: Iron the fabric and cut (if necessary) so that you have about an extra 2 inches to wrap around piece of wood
Step 2: Stretch the fabric around the piece of wood and use the staple gun to staple fabric in place.
Step 3: Measure and place hooks where you want them. Use the drill to screw the hooks in place.
Step 4: Place sawtooth hangers on the back (non-fabric side) where you want them. (I put mine 6″ from the side and 1 and 1/4″ from the top). Hammer them in using the little nails they come with.
Step 5: Use the hot glue gun to glue the decorative pieces in place (if you decide to do this).
All that’s left to do is decide where you want to hang your wall hooks!
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