Happy Friday friends, today I am sharing diy animal wall hooks! We’re in the final stretch of the Handmade Holiday series with the big day less than two weeks away. Ana White and I have been working together to provide plans for gifts you can build.
So far we have 10 plans this year:
And don’t forget last week’s cutest ever diy dollhouse shelf:
Today we have another kid friendly diy gift build: animal wall hooks.
Ana has the plans here for all of the animal faces. She made easy to print pdf file patterns, simply cut out the shapes from 1/4″ plywood, sand and start painting!
There’s a raccoon, deer and fox.
Paint these critters however you choose or leave the wood natural.
There are plenty of spots for hanging accessories and toys.
I added a 3/4″ square dowel piece behind the animal face to give more depth from the wall which makes for more hanging space.
How to make animal wall hooks:
Follow Ana’s plans here to get the animal face patterns.
Step 1: Print out the patterns and cut around outer edge of animal face.
Step 2: Trace outer edge onto 1/4″ plywood.
Step 3: Cut plywood using a jig saw, slow and steady here. Sand well.
Step 4: To get the details on the animal faces place the pattern on top of plywood cutout. Using a ballpoint pen and heavy pressure trace the lines.
The pressure of the pen creates a slight indent in the plywood giving you an outline of where to paint.
Step 5: Assemble the animal faces. Predrill screw holes (eyes) in the animal faces and 3/4″ square dowel backer. Determine placement and glue and screw onto 1×2 board.
Hang hooks and then hang stuff on the hooks! Be sure to secure properly to wall using mollys and screws, I only used nails here because this is a gift.
Don’t forget to check back next Friday for our final handmade holiday gift to build for 2014!