Make coat hooks with upcyling yourself


Wardrobe hooks range from simple steel nails to elaborately curved designer brackets. Hardware stores offer huge shelves with hooks made of all materials and shapes. Anyone who appreciates individual ideas and uniqueness can also create small works of art using natural materials or converted everyday objects.

Wardrobe is crowned by hooks

Central functional instrument of a wardrobe are the suspension options. They are guaranteed either by a clothes rail with hangers or with individual hooks. Whether a continuous coat rack or individual hook arrangements are to be created, leave plenty of room for design.

When building a wardrobe yourself, the hooks are often a kind of "coronation" of the self-conceived construction. With a selection of branches, unique and shapely hooks can be created. With imagination and power of adjustment there are innumerable further possibilities in the DIY, from some simple household items functional and chic hooks to forms.

Hook from kitchen utensils

Old cutlery pieces form appropriately curved coat hooks. Spoons and knives are bent in S or U shape. Subsequently, the handle end or the top, which is approximately at right angles to the central part of the piece of cutlery, be used as a hook. To bend the metal, a warming helps. Trowels and other kitchen tools perform the same function. Classic wooden hangers can be mounted upside down in a frame with two retaining strips. The hanger then protrude down as a suspension hook.

Hook from tools

Common and common tools from the hobby cellar offer the conversion to a hook. Trowels can be fixed to the wall with the sheet. Wrenches can be bent like cutlery pieces. Rotary wheels of water pipes and valves form decorative hook heads. On brushes, the bristles can be formed by DIY with a hardening substance into a hook loop. Synthetic resin works well to turn the bristles into a hardened load-bearing hook.

Hook from toys

Play figures made of plastic such as dinosaurs or other animals can be severed in the middle and attached to the taste front and back halves on the wall or coat rack. Elastic or soft figures can be filled with synthetic resin.

Tips & Tricks

Pay attention to the expected load on the suspension points during hook production. When organizing your wardrobe, you can also set up a "heavy duty" and normal range.


Video Board: Upcycling project, how to make coat hooks from bent forks and a wooden pallet