Sunday, December 1, 2013

Quick & Simple DIY Projects: Scarf Hanger & Key Hook

I have had these two projects pinned to my DIY boards on Pinterest for a while and was just now able to get around to trying them out this weekend. 

It's getting to be scarf weather here in the Easy Bay area, so I thought it would be nice to try and do something a little better than stock piling them on a regular hanger. It gets really annoying to have to take them all off every time I want the one on the bottom, and then they just end up hanging out on the floor for a couple days. I thought this scarf hanger was such a clever idea, I had to make one of my own.

All you need is a hanger and shower curtain rings. I also used a hot glue gun to glue the rings in place, but it is not necessary. I used a hanger that came with some curtains that I bought. I bought the shower rings at the Dollar Tree. 

1. First, I hung the hanger from a kitchen cabinet. 
2. Then I put the rings on the hanger and snapped them close. I used seven on mine. You could probably do a couple more, but I wanted to have ample room to take them in and out. 
3. And lastly, I glued them in place. I put a little glue on the ring where it snaps together and then placed it where I wanted it to go. It dried very quickly and has stayed attached so far.  

The second project I did was even easier! We had been talking about getting a place for our keys since we moved into our place 5 months ago. We used to just put them in a bowl, but I hate extra stuff on the counter space, so I wanted something on the wall. So, of course, I go to the all-mighty Pinterest to see what simple DIY project I could whip up. This frame key hook was exactly what I was looking to have. So I headed to Goodwill to see what recycled goodies I could find. The thrift gods were working in my favor that day because I found the perfect square frame. It was kind of like a shadow box with no glass and had a silver, ceramic mold of a guy praying on a black velvet background. I am only sharing this because when Mark saw what I had picked out, he went on and on about how much he loved it. He was not very thrilled when he found out that I would be taking it apart and insisted that I find another frame. Well that one was too perfect and the 'art' in it was hideous. When I started the project, I thought I would compromise and at least save the thing we wanted after I detached it from the frame. Well in the process, it kind of fell on the ground.... and broke. Mark accused me of doing it on purpose; I mean I really wasn't meaning to, but I also wasn't being very careful. The good thing is though that I had to throw it away.. oh darn...

Anywho, all you need for this is a picture frame and hooks. You can get creative and paint it or add some decoration, but I liked the color of the wood on my frame so I just left it alone. 

All I did was pop the back off of the frame and screw in three hooks. I had to use a drill to start the holes because it was too hard with just the hooks. Then I hung it on the wall, and Ta-Da... DIY key hook in 5 minutes!

What DIY projects are happening in your house?


  1. Cute projects! Found you on the Social Media Sunday hop!
    ~Ashley @ Momma on a Mission

  2. The scarf hanger idea is so clever! Why did I not think of this? Love it!

  3. I never would have thought of it on my own either! I randomly found it on Pinterest and the best part is it only cost me $1 to make! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I will have to come check your blog out as well!

  5. Great ideas! And seriously that scarf hanger is genius! So much better than having them crumpled in my drawer! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Desiree @ Macke MonologuesDecember 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    The scarf hanger is such an awesome idea! My scarves are all piled in a basket, and I never see half of them, so they never get worn. Genius!
    We just wrapped up making Christmas ornaments that I'll share later this week. :)

  7. Same here! I kept mine in a big plastic bin with all my other winter stuff, but I have extra hanging room in my closet so I saw this and thought genius and so easy too!

    I'll be looking out for the post, I want to make some keepsake ornaments for Myles this year, since I didn't last year!

  8. Mine were in a bin mixed with all sorts of other things, so I never wanted to bother and then I just hung them all on one hanger and that was annoying too. When i saw this on Pinterest it looked too easy not to try :) Thanks for stopping by!

  9. That's what I was looking for! I can't get into any crazy big projects with a 15 month old that never leave me side! Thanks for stopping by!


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