Make a Wall Hook Rack and Decorate it with Mod Podge Rocks Stencils

How to Make a Wall Hook Rack

Amy Anderson, the creative genius behind the Mod Podge Rocks blog, has created a new line of stencils for use with Mod Podge. These are really cool stencils and she put out the word to fellow bloggers asking if there were a few who would be interested in trying them. Of course, I volunteered but I have to be honest – the original project I had lined up to use these stencils on was a major fail. I could not get it to look right! Ugh! I tried and tried then decided to give up and do something different… That is where this little tutorial on how to make a wall hook rack comes in!

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First, let me talk about Amy’s stencils – the stencils are reusable (thanks to peel and stick adhesive on the back) and are available in six different designs. They can be purchased through Plaid Online at a reasonable price! To use the stencils, apply the stencil to the crafting surface and apply Mod Podge with a spouncer. Immediately remove the stencil then sprinkle fine glitter over the Mod Podge. Once dry, the glitter can be removed with a soft brush. (This is where I failed – I couldn’t get it to look right!)

To make this wall hook rack, I used a scrap piece of MDF (medium density fiberboard). In the past, I wasn’t always a huge fan of MDF but the more I work with it, the more I like it. It is economical, easy to cut, and takes a paint finish fabulously! My piece measures 6″ x 18″.

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I decided not to paint the MDF because I like the natural brown color. I positioned Amy’s Woodgrain stencil on top, then filled it in with Martha Stewart Glitter paint in Copper. After I painted a section, I moved the stencil down to make the woodgrain continuous. I also painted the edges of the MDF in a solid brown.

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When the paint was dry, I positioned the hooks and used the screws to secure them.

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The wall hook rack can now be secured to the wall (into a stud) or by adding a couple of soda can tabs and picture hanging wire to the back. (Ignore the spots where the screws poked through.)

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It is so easy and inexpensive to make a wall hook rack. They can be used in so many places for so many things such as organizing pet accessories, hanging towels in the bathroom, hanging reusable shopping bags in the kitchen, organizing neckties or belts, etc. Have any questions? Let me know at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!