How to Make a Simple DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook

How to Make a Simple DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook

Wood slice everything is so trendy right now. I have a simple DIY to help you add it to your decor!

Like a lot of people, I am loving wood slice everything right now. So, I wanted to figure out how to add it to my home decor. Luckily, I came up with a couple of ways to add this cute trend to my home. Today, I’m sharing how to make a simple DIY wood slice wall hook with you. And it turned out so pretty, right?!

I love the way this wood slice wall hook just pops off my kitchen wall and draws your eye to those fun aprons. Wood is just such a great warming, cozy element to decorate with right now. It just grounds a room and gives it such appeal. At least, I think so. How about you?

A couple of weeks ago, I made this super cute and easy DIY Red Truck Christmas Centerpiece with a wood slice. That DIY has been pretty popular. I hope you’ll check it out too. 🙂

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I love this extra bit of charm in our kitchen. You can see more of the kitchen in the big Kitchen Remodel Reveal post. You won’t believe the before pictures.
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Our cute aprons finally have a home.

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Getting the supplies together.

Materials needed for this Simple DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook

  • Large Wood Slice, about 12″
  • 120-Grit Sandpaper
  • Clean Scrap Rag or Cloth
  • Minwax Polycrylic in Clear Matte & a good brush
  • Sawtooth Picture Hanger, Nail & 3M Medium Command Strips (optional)
  • Drill, Philips Head Screwdriver, & Hammer
  • Screws & Elmer’s Glue (optional) to attach the hooks to the Wood Slice
  • Pretty Wall Hooks – I bought these beautiful birds at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. They haven’t had them at mine the last few times I checked. But they have loads of others. World Market always has nice, interesting styles too.
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Amazon also has tons of cute hooks, here a just a few: An elephant head wall hook, a set of Shabby Chic Cast Iron Hooks, a giraffe head wall hook, an aluminum deer stag head, 2 Pretty Owl Cast Iron Hooks, and a fun little bird hook. Most of these come in multiple colors too.

Steps to Make this Simple DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook

  1. Sand one side for your wood slice. This will give it a smooth clean surface.
  2. Slightly Dampen your cloth. Then wipe the dust from the Wood Slice.
  3. Apply the Polycrylic in a light, even layer. Be sure to keep the Polycrylic off the bark.
  4. Let the first coat dry, per instructions. Then lightly sand it, wipe clean, and apply a second light, even layer.
  5. Once that has completely dried, flip the wood slice over on a clean rag (to protect the finish) and  attach the Sawtooth Hanger.
  6. Flip the slice back over, draw evenly spaced and level marks on the wood slice for your wall hooks.

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    Mark evenly spaced and level spots.

  7. Use your drill and a bit slightly smaller than your screws to drill pilot holes on your marks. This will help the screws go in quickly and prevent them from splitting the wood slice.

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    Drill pilot holes for your screws.

  8. Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws into place.
  9. Attach your hooks to the screws. Make sure they have an even, nice tight fit against the slice.
  10. Optional Step: If your hooks slide onto the screw, like mine, and you have little kids, like mine, you can use a dab of Elmer’s to secure the hook to the slice. My little guys will shake things on the hooks to try to get them off. Sometimes they twist and shake so much, they pop the hook right off. So, a little dab of Elmer’s keeps the hook in place. And, I can always pop off a small dab of Elmer’s if I need to remove that hook later.

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    Two small dabs of Elmer’s will keep the hook from moving.

  11. Hang that Wood Slice from a perfectly placed nail on your wall.
  12. Second Optional Step: I also use a 3M Command Strip on the back of the wood slice. Like I said earlier, my little guys will try to shake things off the hooks, because they’re so short. That command strip will keep them from pulling the slice off the wall, while the nail holds the bulk of the weight. And it also keeps that Wood Slice perfectly centered. 🙂
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Or, have a look at this DIY Yarn Tassel Garland. I even have an easy to follow how-to video.

This DIY Yarn Tassel Garland is so easy to make. See easy to follow pictures and the how to video to follow along. Theme this to any holiday for Christmas Garland, Halloween, Easter, and more. #ChristmasGarland #YarnTassel #DIYYarnTassel #TasselGarland
How pretty are these?!

Feeling inspired? Get out there and make your own DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook. Follow the links above to get the things you’ll need. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.

12 thoughts on “How to Make a Simple DIY Wood Slice Wall Hook

  1. Super cute! Love the birds. Visiting from Snickerdoodle Sundays party.

  2. So cute! I love mixing raw wood into decorating… it always seems to add a nice balance of natural texture. Thanks for this cute idea too. Hope you have a very merry Christmas! Liz

  3. I love the little blue birds and the wood slice too

  4. Mary-The Boondocks Blog

    Stephanie I’ve been seeing this all over the place. It is such a clever repurpose and it looks so pretty. Happy new Year!

  5. Love your blue bird wall hooks on a wood slice. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I am featuring it at the party tomorrow.

  6. Happy New Year, Stephanie! What a wonderful idea, and your step by step instructions make it look very straight-forward. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you at the first party of the New Year later today.

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