Quick 'n' Easy: Hook & Arrow

Ready for a series of projects you can do during your busy schedule?  Well that's great, because that's exactly what this is the beginning of!

Today I'm going to show you how to make a really simple hook system that you can use anywhere in your house that you would need to quick hang something up.

Baseball caps? Yeah!
Bathroom towels? Sure!
Keys? You bet!
Jewelry? Why the heck not?

So here's what you'll need:
  • Arrow wood plaque (or plaque of your choice)- I got mine here.
  • Robe hooks- I got a great deal on eBay from this page. At only $0.99 a pop, they were a steal!
  • Paint/paint brushes- I used some paint from my haul of paint samples. The sample I chose was Behr Ultra Blue Square (S460-5). You can buy a sample here at Home Depot, and have it delivered to your door! $2 worth of paint goes a long way with quick projects.  

That's it! Three simple supplies, and you're set to go.

  1. Paint your plaque. I decided to go for a solid color versus stripes or a pattern, but you can do patterns or extra colors, or any design you'd like. I might beat mine up a bit with a sanding block so that it looks more aged/worn.
  2. After the paint dries, arrange your hooks how you'd like them placed on your plaque. I considered 4 hooks, in a zig-zag pattern (with two towards the top of the plaque, and two towards the bottom). I also considered 4 in a straight line, but ultimately thought that 3 looked best in a straight line.
  3. If you bought these hooks, they came with the proper hardware to install them (how glorious is that? These keep getting better and better for the price). Simply screw these bad boys on to the plaque, and you're done. Seriously. That's it.

I also may us some of my sawtooth hangers on the back of this to mount it on the wall, which you can buy at Walmart super cheap! I can't believe I didn't know that you could pick these up practically anywhere; it would have saved me a lot of trouble with certain picture frames in the past. If you decide to go this route, I would suggest going to your local Walmart or hardware store for a bigger selection.

So overall, a pretty easy project, right? And not only was it easy, it's also functional! In my book, that's a win-win.


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