Wednesday, July 12, 2017

DIY Wall Art Coat Rack

Hello, Crafty Friends!!
I'm back again with Team Xyron today! And we have partnered up with Simple Stories to bring you amazing projects all week! 

Simple Stories is known for their awesome scrapbook paper in fun, whimsy, and sometimes just outright cool themes! But today, I won't be creating a layout or even a card (GASP!)

Nope, today I have a DIY for you all! 

Today, I" will show you how I created this Wall Art Coat Rack!

Supplies Used
Pallet Plaque (Plaid)
Summer Days Collection Kit (Simple Stories)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Coat Hooks w/ Screws
Eclips2 (Sizzix)
Ecal Software (Craft Edge)
Red Buttons
Cream Cardstock
Nail File
Mixed Media Glue (Beacon)
Stapler (optional)
Felt (optional)

First, I gathered my supplies. 
I found this wood pallet plaque at my local Walmart in the craft department that I knew I wanted to use as the base of my wall mounted coat rack... AND... I had all this adorable paper from Simple Stories! 

It would be a terrible shame to tuck them away into a book. Staring at these papers and all the bright colors made me happy! And I wanted to share that happiness!

So, I decided to use the Lazy Days & the So Much Fun papers to cover the slats of my plaque. For this plaque. I cut 4 strips of paper to 3-7/8" x 11-7/8 " (3 strips from the Lazy Days, and 1 from the So Much Fun paper).

Then I ran my strips through my Xyron Creative Station using a permanent adhesive cartridge.

 Then, I peeled off the protective film and adhered them to the pallet slats... applying the striped paper (So Much Fun)  for the last slat.

 Once all the strips were attached, I used a nail file to lightly sand down the rough edges and smooth out the corners of the plaque.

In the striped slat, I even spaced coat hooks, I marked where to make screw holes with a pencil. I used a T-Ruler to ensure my lines were straight. Then I secured them into place with the included screws that came with the coat hooks. 

 I wanted Word Art to go above my coat rack. The problem is... I don't have big letter dies... So, I whipped out my Electronic Cutter (Eclips2), my laptop, and opened my ecal software. The Cutter and software enable me to cut basically any font that is loaded onto my computer.

I chose to use the Violina Font I bought a while back. I thought it gave a fun vibe that would go well with all the fun paper!!

I cut my phrase from Soak Up the Sun (red gingham) paper... But sometimes pattern paper on top of pattern paper gets a little too busy. 

Luckily this software also has the ability to create shadows... So, I cut a cream colored shadow layer behind it to make it pop.
Now, I needed to find a way to hang it. It had a little on the back but I turned my plaque sideways and made that piece practically useless. 

No problem at all!! I simply took some thick rustic twine and stapled it the back.

I didn't want my sign to ding and scratch up the walls, so I added 1"x 4" strips of felt to the back to protect the wall from being damaged. I used mixed media liquid glue to attach the felt in place.

Ten I created 2 twine bows and attached buttons to the centers, Then, mounted a twine bow on each upper corner.

Once the glue was dried, I was done!!

And here is my finished Wall Art Coat Rack!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY!!

Until next time...

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  1. Super cute wall art coat rack, may have to recreate one for my grand daughters room. Great idea!

  2. That is just super great project, my friend