Two DIY Projects for Hanging Stuff

If you like rolling up your sleeves and tackling DIY projects, you may as well put all of that left over hardware and paint to good use! DIY projects needn’t be restricted to painting an old bookcase or hanging pictures on the wall, you can also get really creative with some of these fun and unique DIY projects that give you a new and fresh place to hang all those little bits and pieces that you don’t want lying around the house.

DIY Corkboard


Looks pretty, doesn’t it? How convenient would it be to have those darts gone amiss to adhere themselves to a corkboard rather than ricocheting against the surrounding wall? Using the simple steps below, you can have your very own DIY corkboard to do with what you wish! Use it for pinning up photos, postcards and to-do lists. Here’s how:

 

  • Step 1: You’ll need tons of wine corks for this, so this DIY project takes some pre-planning. Once you have a good collection together, choose a picture frame in a size of your choice.
  • Step 2: Get some black paint from your local paint store (or any colour you wish!) and paint the entire frame, including the backboard. Tip: If the frame’s backboard isn’t sturdy enough, secure a large piece of cut-to-size thin wood to the back of the frame using nails.
  • Step 3: Arrange all of the corks throughout the frame in the pattern of your choice. You can even get creative and make the shape of a letter or a heart!
  • Step 4: Get some industrial-strength glue and secure each cork to the board one at a time so as not to lose the pattern that you have created.
  • Step 5: Allow to set for 24 hours, nail onto the wall and voila! You have your very own DIY corkboard.

 

This corkboard can be especially alluring for wine fanatics. All of those corks that you’ve been saving from those lovely nights when you enjoyed a crisp glass of chardonnay? Now they can really be put to good use. Ladies, are you struggling to find somewhere to keep all of your jewellery that prevents them from getting tangled together? Look no further!

 

Driftwood Coat Hanger

 

You are home from a long day of work. As you walk in the door, you toss your coat, bag and keys onto the nearest surface. Sound familiar? Well, with a bit of elbow grease and hardware, you can make your very own rustic coat hanger.

 

  • Step 1: Choose a thick, sturdy piece of driftwood in a colour of your choice. If you live close to the sea, here’s your opportunity to take long walks on the beach looking for that perfect piece! If you’re stuck for driftwood, any old piece of wood will do – even one that you have decided to paint in a bold colour of your choice.
  • Step 2: Clean the hunk of wood, removing any dirt and sand in its nooks and crannies.
  • Step 3: Drill a hole on either side of the wood and in its middle, securing it to the wall with long, strong nails.
  • Step 4: Buy some sturdy hooks, hammer them in at intervals on the wood and, hey, presto! You have your very own coat hanger.

 

 

Once again, the ladies can benefit from this idea and use pretty knobs to hang necklaces and bracelets.

 

Now that you have these simple DIY projects on your list of to-dos, it’s just time to start finding all of the things that you want to hang up! Pretty soon you won’t be looking at driftwood or wine corks the same way ever again! Get all of your hardware supplies for these DIY projects at your local Jack’s Paint & Hardware store. Simply use our store locator to find your nearest branch.