During the summer, when I taught a “junk art” class at church summer camp, I taught the kids how to make a Nail Head Initial Art (seen here). I pre-cut the wood pieces before class, and the kids stained the wood, and did the nail art. A few days ago, I discovered a piece of that wood that I used as a sample. Since it was already stained, I figured I should make a quick project with it, rather than add it back to the “stuff” piles again.
Several years ago, I got a box full of antique hymnals at an auction. All of them had damaged covers, but most of the pages are in fairly decent condition. These are the pages I often share as printables. The pages were just the right size to fit this scrap wood, so I mixed up some glue with a bit of water and decoupaged the page onto the wood. Once it was dry, I added another coat over the top, and attached the coat hook,
It was really quick an easy, and it can be used as a single coat hook on a door, a place to hang scarves, or a purse hook. I opted to just hang a little ironstone pitcher on it. This is the kind of gift I know my grandmother would have loved, because not only does it have a hymn page on it, but she didn’t like a lot of clutter that made dusting harder, but I think she would have found a wall hook useful, not cluttery.
I have loads more hymn book pages, so I may whip up a few more of these to list in my shop. This one is available HERE.
If you don’t have any old hymn pages you can use, I have plenty HERE you are welcome to print.