This tutorial is our first installment of our new monthly DIY series on Drifter & The Gypsy! We’re so excited to be working with Micaela and be a part of her lovely blog.
For this DIY, I wanted to choose something that would be useful for almost anyone – something that could fit in any space, have a variety of uses, be reasonable cost-wise, doable for any skill level and most of all totally customizable! Let’s get started!
- Wood plaques (I used 5×5″ and 5×7″ of varying sizes – you can find these at any craft store for less than $2) //
- Ceiling/screw hooks //
- Drill //
- 3/16 drill bit //
- Copper spray paint //
- Paint //
- Paintbrush //
- Glue (glue stick and optional Mod Podge) //
- Decorative paper (I made the patterns I used available for you to download here: dreamcatchers, feathers, chevron)
1. Gather your supplies. For the wall plaques, I chose 3 shapes – a 5×5″ square, a 5×7″ rectangle and a 5×7″ oval. You can buy larger or smaller plaques and experiment with shapes for a one-of-a-kind look. You will also need a drill and a 3/16″ drill bit, 3” ceiling/screw hooks, spray paint, craft paint, glue and paper.
2. Spray paint the ceiling hooks and let them dry. I used two coats on each side to ensure even coverage.
3. Use the drill and drill bit to drill a hole in the bottom middle of each wood plaque. I didn’t mark the center and just eyeballed it, but measuring precisely is always a great idea. You will need to drill into the wood about an inch or so.
4. Next, gather your decorative paper. I chose 3 patterns: a feather pattern, a dreamcatcher pattern, and a chevron print.
5. Place the paper upside down and put each plaque on top and trace around.
6. Cut out the paper.
7. Glue the paper on the plaques. I used a glue stick for this step because it is less likely to create bubbles in the paper but any glue will work.
8. Paint the edges of the plaques. You can do this before you glue on the paper, the order doesn’t necessarily matter! I used turquoise for all of them to make them uniform but you can mix and match colors just as easily.
9. Wait for the paint to dry.
**Optional: if you want to make the wall hooks extra durable, put a layer of Mod Podge over the paper and paint.
10. Screw in the hooks to the bottom holes and then hang up your new hooks!