Looking for a modern, sleek way of storing your necklaces? Look no further than these super-simple, sleek concrete wall hooks. This tutorial will show you how to make your own, and will give you the chance to show off your creativity with various sizes and finishes. Read on to get started.
STEP 1 | GATHER
To create these wall hooks, you will need:
- small paper cups (you can experiment with various sizes, but extra-small paper cups are shown)
- a plastic cup for mixing concrete
- a plastic utensil (or other disposable item to mix the concrete)
- some fast drying concrete (below is Quikrete that I sifted with a kitchen sifter to remove the larger aggregate...you can keep yours as course or as smooth as you like...experiment!)
- some craft clay
- a small screw (3/4" - 1.5")
- enamel paint (testors make nice metallic and bright color paints for models that adhere well to concrete)
- a small paintbrush
- masking tape (see link at the bottom of the page for modeling tape that adheres well)
STEP 2 | EMBED
These concrete hooks will need a way to fasten to your wall. You can embed any hardware that you like, I prefer a screw for this. That way, when it's time to hang them, you can just pre-drill a small hole and twist the hooks in. Take the screw, and pierce it through the bottom of the small disposable cup. This cup will serve as the mold for your concrete. Twist the screw to thread it through. Depending on the length of your screw, I suggest threading it about 2/3 of the way, leaving 1/3 inside of the cup, and the rest on the outside.
STEP 3 | SECURE
STEP 4 | POUR
STEP 5 | REVEAL
STEP 6 | EMBELLISH
STEP 7 | ENJOY!