If you’ve got about an hour to spare, today I’m going to show you how to make farmhouse style picket fence wall hooks that can be used to display home decor, like hanging mason jars, or use as a coat, hat, or apron rack.
After using pallet wood on the walls when we remodeled our entryway, my supply of pallet wood was pretty much depleted. Getting more pallets isn’t a problem, but the axle on our hauling trailer broke, so getting the pallets home is problem. For the last few months I’ve turned to using fence picks as my backup option when I need rustic wood, and I’ve gotten hooked on them. (click on links below to see other fence picket projects).
The picket fence wall hooks I finished today are both decorative, and functional, which I love – and that are really easy to make as well, which is a bonus. Not only that, I spent less than $15 for the wood and hooks, so it’s inexpensive also. Let’s get started!
How to make farmouse picket fence wall hooks
SUPPLIES NEEDED (includes affiliate links to help you select products)
- rustic wood
- wall hooks
- Ball Heritage Collection Jars (optional)
- mason jar wire handles (optional)
- wood stain
- paint (if desired)
- paint brush
- D-ring or keyhole hangers
- screws and screwdriver
Step 1. Determine how tall you want your wall hooks to be, and cut pickets to that length. I cut mine 24″ long.
If you don’t “do” power tools, don’t worry – most home improvement centers will cut the wood you purchase from them free, so it saves you that step. Save the cut off ends, because you’ll need the in step #4.
You can use as many pickets as you want – I used three, but if I was going to use it as a coat rack, I’d use one picket per family member.
Step 2. Stain the wood in the wood stain color of your choice.
Step 3. If you want to paint the pickets, do so now. You’ll see in the photos below that I didn’t do a solid coat of paint – I did light dry-brushing).
Step 4. Use the remnant pieces from step #1 to connect the pickets together on the back side. (get them cut the correct size at the store too!)
Since the back won’t show, I didn’t bother staining it.
Step 5. Attach D-ring, sawtooth, or keyhole hangers on the back.
Step 6. – Attach coat hooks on the front. If you plan to use it as a coat hook, you may want to use double thenumber of pickets, and attach the coat hooks on every other picket, so the coats aren’t scrunched up.
That’s it – the wall hooks are done!
This version is with the wood stained only, not painted.
Here’s the dry-brushed painted version, which I think is my favorite.
The blue Ball jars really pop against the white paint on the stained wood.
The actual time to create the wall hooks is only about an hour, so it really is quick and easy.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make them! 🙂
Vaya con Dios,