Happy Friday everyone!
I thought it would be fun to show you all how I made all of those awesome hat hooks for Matt’s closet makeover back in June. The knobs were super easy to make, well after I finally figured out what I wanted to make.
There are many kinds of hat hooks out there and most involve putting screws into the wall with an average cost of $ 2.50 per hook. This isn’t too bad unless you are wanting to hang 32 hats like I was, plus there isn’t any fun in buying metal hooks and hanging them on the wall. I wanted something rounded so that Matt’s fitted hats would be able to hang without marring up. I needed more of a challenge and a challenge I got! After scouring the internet for HOURS, no kidding I spent at least 8 hours searching for the perfect knob I decided to hit the local hobby store. And there they were these awesome rounded, masculine, jute knobs.
Then it was obvious I had to move on to plan B – Make my own! I researched knots and found out that these knobs were a type of monkey fist knot. A few tutorial videos later and I was ready to make my own …
Umm WOW! I have no words not only was it nearly impossible to do I have seen better looking rat’s nests. Thinking maybe it was just the material I was using, I decided to try paracord.
Looking better but still not right and Holy COW this took forever … NEXT
Plan C – which actually at one point had been plan B but I talked myself out of doing it this way. Plan C involved using wooden ball knobs, craft glue (super tacky), and twine to create something similar to my original hobby store Jute Knobs.
Just take a bit of tacky glue and put it on the top of your round. Roll the end of the jute and press to the top center of the round. Wait a few seconds for it to grab hold (hence the fast grab) and begin to wrap your round adding glue as you go.
They aren’t exactly like the original knob but I was in love with how they turned out!
Five down – 27 to go! In all it took me about 2 hours or so to make all of them. After using a level and a tape measure to figure out exactly where I wanted the hat hooks I attached them to the wall using the 3M Command picture hanging strips cut to size.
Once all the hooks were happily in place it was time to hang the hats …
To date this is still one of my more favorite projects! Do you have any favorite surprise projects you have done?
LINKING TO: (Don’t forget to check out these great Linky Parties, inspiration is everywhere!)
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Debbiedoo’s – Newbie Party
Under the Table & Dreaming – Sunday Showcase
Cherished Bliss – Craft & Tell
Tip Junkie – Tip me Tuesday
You’re Talking too Much – Meet Me Monday
Not Just a Housewife – Show Me What you Got
Practically Functional – The Fun in Functional
Embracing Change – Creative Inspriations
My Repurposed Life – Catch as Catch Can