Santa Claus Coat Rack with Country Living & Hometalk

When Santa Claus, gets home from his long night’s ride around the world, he was lacking a place to hang his coat and hat.   Since the jolly old guy loved the Classic Christmas Books Stocking Hanger than I made last year, I knew he’d love a coat rack made of red and white  books, ‘cuz he’s a red and white kind of fella! 🙂

Santa Claus repurposed books Christmas coat rack - Knick of Time

I’ve teamed up with, Country, and an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this project as part of…

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Are you ready to get started?! …

To make your own, select an assortment of old books of various sizes.  Try to find books that don’t weigh too much.

I pick up books by the box lot at auctions, but thrift stores sell them very inexpensively, since many are so outdated.  If you find books that are red, that will save you from having to paint the covers.

Turn unwanted old books into a festive coat rack for Christmas - Tutorial at

I spray painted all of the books that didn’t have red covers.

painted books Christmas coat rack tutorial 2

I used the same method to assemble it that I used when I created my first repurposed books coat rack (full tutorial here).

Turn old books into an awesome, unique coat rack with just a few basic supplies. Tutorial at Knick of Time -

Once all the books are attached to the support board, screw a coat hook into each book and add D-ring or keyhole hangers on the back.

Paint the covers of unwanted books and turn the into a unique coat rack for the holidays! Tutorial at

Ho, Ho Ho … Now, it’s ready for Santa to hang his coat and hat on! 🙂

DIY Repurposed Books Santa Claus Christmas Coat Rack -

I think he’s going to feel even more jolly when he sees what I made for him! 🙂

Recycle old books into a unique coat rack for the holidays - Tutorial at

You’ll notice that I tilted the smallest book a bit – that adds more visual interest.

Create a Christmas coat rack with salvaged books and a few basic supplies. Tutorial at

I love this antique math book, so I didn’t attach it.  It’s just propped on the chalkboard wall beneath the coat rack.

red vintage school book

You can easily modify this idea for any holiday, or coordinate it with your room decor, just by selecting different paint colors, but the red and white books will work well for Valentines Day too!

Repurposed books are used to create a fun and festive Santa Claus inspired Christmas Coat Rack - Tutorial at

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If you Enjoyed this Santa Claus coat rack, click here to visit all of my other Christmas projects, printables & posts!

Now, hang onto your suspenders, because there is a huge sleigh full of bloggers participating in this event!

You can find all the participating bloggers on social media with the hashtag #homeforchristmas. and view their projects below.




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  1. Love it! I’m glad you didn’t use that math book. It looks too cute!

  2. I have been picking up old books that a mad woman. What a great way to use and display them!!!

  3. Just beautiful, Angie…so creative and red, my favorite! I love that sweet math book, too. So charming!

  4. This is so adorable! Santa will be so pleased to have a place to put his coat while he’s filling your stockings!

  5. Angie – Oh My Goodness! We love your Santa claus coat rack! Super stylish and creative.The red really pops – we love it! Pinned it too!

  6. So creative Angie, love the red, love it all! Pinned!

  7. This is a great way to use old books. My mom and I both have loads of them and I can’t wait to share this idea with her.

  8. Wow,
    This is one of the most creative projects I’ve seen in a while. Beautiful job and so functional too!!

  9. How adorable! I love the details, the glasses the Santa hat and lit up at night, magical!

  10. This is too cute, Angie! So warm and welcoming, with such great Christmas spirit! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  11. Angie this is such a brilliant idea! I’m always looking for a way to repurpose books! These are so cute and practical. Happy Holidays to you and yours !

  12. Angie this is so cute! Loved the first one and this one is just as great!

  13. You have such an incredibly creative mind, Angie! I love seeing the unique ideas ways that you use different materials!

  14. Hi Angie – OH my goodness – your creativity is incredible! I love the book repurpose for Santa to hang his hat! And the garland too – adorable! #HomeForChristmas Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs, Holly

  15. Angie,
    I love old book projects. Better than filling a landfill and repurposing them back to a well loved treasure. I really want to make a book hook. Thanks for the steps and joining the blog hop.

  16. I fell in love with your original book coat rack and this one is adorable for the holidays!

  17. Love love love book projects of any kind! This is so gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me, once again, Angie.
    Merry Christmas.

  18. Always one of my favorites!!

  19. Angie, I love this! I have wanted to make a reourposed book rack for over a year, this motivates me to get it done in 2016! Merry Christmas!

  20. I need to find more books to make something as cool as your book coat racks. Your little webbing banner looks great also.

  21. Angie, you always come up with the greatest ideas – love your festive book rack! Pinning to share 🙂

  22. Angie, you always have the coolest stuff! Now I am looking for old books! My daughter wants this for her room (not that she would ever hang ANYTHING up ) LOL!
    Enjoy your holidays!!

  23. What a fabulous idea! I love the idea of using old books for a rack in the first place, but the white and red just makes it perfect for Christmas.

  24. Wow, what a fabulous idea! Great project for sure and I am pinning.

  25. So cool, Angie! I loved your original and this festive one knocks your stockings off! 🙂

  26. How sweet!!! I’m an avid DIYer and always try to be busy with some new projects. Was searching for a unique idea to start. The Coat Rack made me stop and crazy to make it asap! In a hurry to start. Wish me good luck! 🙂

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