Kids will always have a place to hang their coats with these adorable, personalized hooks.
Tools and Materials
- 8-inch-round plaque
- White acrylic paint
- Large map or atlas
- Color photocopier
- Double Tack double-sided adhesive
- Brayer or bone folder
- Craft knife
- Circle cutter or 8-inch plate
- Adhesive roller or double-sided tape
- Pre-made chipboard letter, or mat board and colored paper
- Dremel stylus with 1/32-inch drill bit
- Finishing tacks
- Hook hardware
- Flush mount hanging hardware
Child's Coat Hood How-To
1. Paint edge of plaque with white acrylic paint.
2. Photocopy a map or atlas. Remove protective paper from Double Tack and place copy of map on revealed adhesive. Rub the map with a brayer or bone folder to transfer adhesive to back of map.
3. Cut around outside of circle cutter or plate to cut an 8-inch circle from the map. Peel the protective paper from the back of the map, and adhere to plaque. Press and smooth the map with a brayer or bone folder to secure completely.
4. If you are not using a pre-made chipboard letter, print a 3-inch letter in a favorite font. Trace and cut letter from mat board. If desired, adhere a piece of colored paper to the mat board before cutting out the letter.
5. Place the letter on the plaque and temporarily tack in place with adhesive roller or piece of double-sided tape.
6. Drill equally spaced holes with a 1/32-inch drill bit. Hammer a finishing tack into each hole to hold the letter in place.
7. Attach a hook or set of hooks below the letter. Attach hanging hardware to back of plaque, and hang on wall.
8-inch wood plaque available from Walnut Hollow. Double Tack adhesive available from Dick Blick Art Materials. Adhesive tape roller available from Martha Stewart Crafts. Stylus tool by Dremel. Hook hardware available from Alema Hardware. Flush mount hanger available from Amazon. All other tools and materials available at most crafts or art-supply stores.