Modern DIY Wall Hooks

Looking for a modern wall hook to add some style to your space? These modern DIY wall hooks are so easy and look fantastic in almost any room of your home.

Create your own DIY wall hooks and add a modern touch to any space in your home.

Fact: every bedroom needs hooks. This is my theory anyway, lol. Without hooks everything ends up on the floor. The housecoat, the belt, the hair towel, the pair of pants that you only wore for 3 hours so they’re not quite dirty enough for the hamper… they all end up on the floor! When we were planning our Master Bedroom Makeover, I knew something was missing, but it wasn’t until the room was almost done that I realized we needed wall hooks! About a week before the big reveal, we whipped some up in just one evening. These Modern DIY wall hooks are simple, practical, and beautiful.

Tools you'll need to make your own hooks

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Modern wall hooks are expensive. Have you looked at them online? A set of three hooks similar to these ones can easily cost you over $75! The set we’re showing you today cost us almost nothing because we used scrap pine boards that we already had in the garage.

We made these so quickly that I didn’t really take enough pictures, but I’ll try to be very clear with the tutorial! And if you have any questions, just ask. 

Materials Needed to Make Your Hooks:

Tools Needed to Make These Hooks: 

  • Jig saw
  • Scroll saw or router table (for circles)
  • Drill

Time: 1 hour (plus time for stain to dry)

How to create DIY wall hooks

We wanted a natural wood look, so we used scraps of pine shelf board that we had left over from this previous project. If you plan to paint them you can use MDF too.

Selecting a Size

Determine your desired diameter of your circle hooks. We weren’t sure what sizes we wanted, so honestly we made a whole lot with different dimensions! We cut out a ton of circles until I was happy with a little set of three of them. You can make your own sizes to suit your space. The ones we will show you here are 2″, 4″, and 6″ in diameter.

Trace your circle onto you material using a compass. If you don’t have a compass, find any material that has approximately the diameter that you want. This could mean using plastic containers, tape rolls, glass, etc. to act as a template.

Cut your circle out using a scroll saw, jig saw, or router table. If you are using a jigsaw, make sure to clamp down your piece and rotate the circle between cuts.

How do I make my own wall hooks?

Drilling

The next step is to drill holes into the backs at the center of the circles. Our plan was to make one wide circle (any size wall hook you want), one 1″ center dowel, and one tiny dowel to sit between the two pieces holding them together (this small pieces will be completely hidden at the end).

Drill a 3/8″ hole on the back of the circle, going about 1/4″ to 3/8″ in depth. We used 3/4″ thick wood so we knew we could go that deep. If you use thinner wood, adjust drill depth to ensure holes does not go through the thickness of the board (see the drilled hole in the large circle above).

Cutting

The next step is to cut the two dowels to mount the hooks to the wall.

Use a saw to cut a 3/8″ diameter dowel down to approximately 3/4″ in length. Part of this dowel will go into the circles you just cut, and part will go into the 1″ dowel. This is the connecting piece that will be hidden when you are done the wall hooks

Cut a 1″ diameter dowel to 1″ in length, drill a 1/8″ hole all the way through the dowel and then a 3/8″ hole on the back of the 1″ dowel, going about 1/2″ in depth (or halfway through the dowel).

Wood circle and dowel for hooks

Take the 1/4″ diameter dowel and glue one end. Place the glued end into the back of the circle wall hook.

Stain your wood any colour you want (I used a natural wood stain), then finish with Polycrylic.

Stain the hooks

Mounting

When everything is stained and ready for the wall, here are the final few steps to add your modern DIY wall hooks into your room.

Screw your 1″ dowel to the wall with the 3/8″ diameter hole facing outwards. Ensure you screw into a stud behind the drywall or use a drywall anchor for your screw, as you will definitely be hanging items on these hooks.

Now grab the other circle with the dowel sticking out of the back. Insert the 3/8″ diameter dowel (the one in the back), and put it into the 1″ diameter dowel. When you are done, the 3/8″ dowel will be completely hidden.

Our Finished Modern DIY Circular Wall Hooks

I honestly could not be happier with how these turned out. They may have been a last minute addition, but they blended into the space perfectly. Now we don’t need that chair in the corner where we always pile the clothes, lol. We have actual hooks to pile onto!

Make these DIY modern hooks in a variety of sizes

We had made a few different sizes, and when they were done I loved them so much that I ended up putting a group of three wall hooks onto both sides of our bedroom!

We hung these as a grouping of three in our bedroom
These modern DIY Wall Hooks are the perfect way to organize any hallway, bedroom, mudroom, or bathroom! These decorative wall hooks will act as the perfect clothing, purse, or coat hangers and are stylish too!

Modern DIY Wall Hooks

Yield: As many as you want
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated Cost: $10

Looking for a modern wall hook to add some style to your space? These modern DIY wall hooks are so easy and look fantastic in almost any room of your home.

Materials

  • 3/4" thick pine board (or MDF)
  • 3/8" diameter dowel (only 3/4" long)
  • 1" diameter dowel (only 1" long)
  • Wood Stain of Your Choice
  • Polycrylic

Tools

  • Jig saw
  • Scroll saw or router table (for circles)
  • Drill

Instructions

    1. Determine your desired diameter of your circle hooks. We made a set of three with 2", 4", and 6" diameters. Trace your circle onto your wood using a compass, or any round object with the right diameter.
    2. Cut your circle out using a scroll saw, jig saw, or router table.
    3. Drill a 3/8" hole on the back of the circle, going about 1/4" to 3/8" in depth.
    4. Cut a 3/8" diameter dowel to a length of approximately 3/4" long. Part of this dowel will go into the circles you just cut, and part will go into the 1" dowel.
    5. Cut a 1" diameter dowel to 1" in length, drill a 1/8" hole all the way through the dowel and a 3/8" hole on the back of the 1" dowel, going about 1/2" in depth.
    6. Take the 1/4" diameter dowel and glue one end, place in the back of the circle wall hook. Stain your wood as desired (I used a natural wood stain), then finish with Polycrylic.
    7. Screw your 1" dowel to the wall with the 3/8" diameter hole facing outwards. Ensure you screw into a stud behind the drywall or use a drywall anchor for your screw.
    8. Take your circle, insert the 3/8" diameter dowel (the one that was glued into the back of the circle), and put it into the 1" diameter dowel. When you are done, the 3/8" dowel will be completely hidden.

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