Sweet & Simple DIY Christmas Gift!


This super cute little wall mounted rack can be used for hanging scarves, necklaces, keys, purses, or whatever else you have laying around!  But my favorite thing about it is that it looks super cute hanging on your wall!  You can throw this little guy together in about 30 minutes for less than $15!

You will need:

  • A piece of pallet wood cut to your desired size (Mine is 4 inches by 18 inches)
  • White paint (I used ceiling paint cause that’s what I had sitting out in the garage)
  • A paint brush
  • A sanding block
  • A drill
  • A tape measure
  • Knobs (I used 5)
  • Bolt cutters
  • Brackets for hanging the rack on the wall (I used D rings, but those little toothed looking ones are popular too.)
  • Maybe a hammer (that depends on what type of mounting hardware you choose)

You should have most of this stuff laying around your house somewhere.  You can usually find free pallets at your local paint store, nursery or hardware store.  Make sure you ask before you take them.  I get all my knobs at Hobby Lobby.  They range in price from about $1 – $2.

Okay, let’s get started…

First, put a coat of paint on the front and sides of your wood. Make sure you get the paint all the way down into the little nooks and crannies because when you sand the paint off, those are the areas where it will stick creating the distressed look.  Don’t put it on too heavy though!  We want this paint to dry in about 10 minutes.

The paint is actually white. It’s ceiling paint, so it’s goes on pink,  then dries white.

While you’re waiting on that to dry, let’s work on the knobs. Using your bolt cutters, cut the threads on your knobs down so that when you screw them into the wood they are flush with the back. You don’t want anything sticking out of the back because it needs to be able to lay flat against the wall when you hang it up.

Your paint should be dry at this point. Use your sanding block to sand the wood until you like the way it looks. The more you sand, the more the natural wood color will show through.  You can sand as much or as little as you want.

Turn your piece of wood over. We’re going to attach your mounting hardware now. Simply mark where you need to screw in your screws, then go ahead and screw them in.

Now that we’ve finished that, turn the wood back over and we’ll attach your knobs!  Lay your knobs out and decide how you’d like them arranged.

Measure your piece of wood and decide how far apart you’d like them spaced.  Make a mark where you’d like each knob to be placed.

Use your drill to make pilot holes on each one of your marks.

And last but certainly not least, screw in your knobs!!

Ta-da!!  You’re all done!  Now sit back and  admire your work… but don’t admire it too much, remember that you have to wrap it up and give it away! Merry Christmas!


Thank you all for stopping by!  You can also find me on instagram @Humble.Home and on Pinterest as HumbleHome!

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