50/50 Project: DIY Animal Stencil Hook Rack

Hang towels, blankets or accessories within easy reach with this adorable animal-themed hook rack.

50/50 Project: DIY Animal Stencil Hook Rack

Hang towels, blankets or accessories within easy reach with this adorable animal-themed hook rack.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials
Cardstock
Precision knife
Wood stain in desired shade
Paintbrush for applying stain
Paper towels or rag
Oak wood plank, cut to 24"
Ruler
Painter’s tape
Pencil
1 bottle of white acrylic paint
Detail paintbrush
Small paintbrush
5 white robe hooks
Drill
Drywall screws and anchors

Steps
  1. Print animal silhouettes onto cardstock to make templates (do an online image search to find ones you like). Use a precision knife to cut out the silhouette of each animal from the cardstock



  2. Stain the wood plank with wood stain in your desired stain and a paintbrush. Use paper towels or a dry rag to wipe away the excess stain. Allow the wood plank to dry



  3. Place the animal silhouette templates on the wood plank, using the ruler to space them evenly. Tape the templates in place



  4. Trace the animal silhouettes onto the wood plank with a pencil



  5. Remove the templates. Using a detail paintbrush, trace the pencil shapes in white paint. Fill in the shapes with the small paintbrush. Allow paint to dry



  6. Install the robe hooks where the animals’ tails would be

  7. Design tip: Paint the screws the same color as the animal and hook so they blend in.




  8. Hang the rack using the drill, drywall screws and anchors