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Child's Coat Hook Craft

Kids will always have a place to hang their coats with these adorable, personalized hooks.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2010


  • 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

  • Hammer

  • Finishing tacks

  • Hook hardware

  • Flush mount hanging hardware


  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. Attach a hook or set of hooks below the letter. Attach hanging hardware to back of plaque, and hang on wall.

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