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Make a DIY Animal Coat Rack

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WHY DO THIS?


Who says functional has to be boring? Get playful and make this wildly adorable animal coat rack. In a few simple steps, you’ll be able to build a special place to hang your coats, towels, scarves, dog leashes and almost anything else you can think of!

60 MINUTES
EASY

What You'll Need:

  • pencil
  • ruler
  • scrap wood (free at most home improvement stores)
  • Gorilla Glue
  • paint brushes
  • paint
  • toy animals
  • vice grip (optional
  • but helpful)

How To:

  1. 1

    Paint your scrap wood. You can either spray paint the wood or use acrylic paint. Completely cover the piece of wood except for the side that will be mounted to the wall – this will save you time and paint! Let the paint dry before handling it.

  2. 2

    Gather your zoo animals. Let your kids pick out their favorite creatures or choose your own preferred fauna (we went with zebras and tigers).

  3. 3

    Carefully cut your animals in half with your hacksaw. A vice grip will really help to hold everything still.

  4. 4

    Arrange your halved animals on the wood block, using either the top halves or the bottom halves. Don’t be shy – butts and tails work just as well as ears and snouts when it comes to coat hooks!

  5. 5

    Once you’ve picked an arrangement, use a ruler to measure out an equal distance between animals. Lightly mark the placement of each with a pencil

  6. 6

    Grab your glue and apply it to the clean-cut side of each animal head (or butt). Then, press the animal onto the board where you’ve marked with your pencil. Make sure you press down firmly – you want these guys to really stick!

  7. 7

    Let your animals dry for at least 24 hours before putting the coat rack to use. Now the fun begins! Hang your new coat rack in your mudroom or entryway for a funky first impression, in the playroom to help organize the space or anywhere your home needs a little safari inspiration!

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