DIY Vintage Spool Wall Hook


Today I wanted to share a really easy DIY project that Ben and I made over the weekend. I've had this idea in my head for awhile, ever since I saw a display at Madewell with several vintage spools mounted on the wall. Finally this weekend, we decided to do it! As it's getting colder and rainier outside, it will be nice to have a place by the door to hang our coats and scarves. And ever since I had an extremely scary experience with a giant hobo spider crawling out of my bag while on the freeway, I've been terrified of leaving my bag on the floor. So now I have a place to hang it!

DIY vintage spool wall hook

- a vintage spool
- a wooden dowel that fits into the hole at the end of the spool (3/8" diameter)
- a double-sided dowel screw (3/16" diameter)

Make a wall hook out of a vintage spool

Cut the dowel so it's exactly as long as the hole inside the spool. Screw one end of the double-sided screw into the dowel, then screw the other end into the wall. Slip the spool onto the dowel. That's it! It's a really quick project. The spool is very secure in the wall, and since we didn't screw anything into the spool itself, we can always take it off the dowel if we decide to use it in some other way.

Vintage spool wall hook - cute and easy DIY

What do you guys think? I think it would be fun to do this with a series of vintage spools if you have a bigger entryway.

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  1. Posted by kelsey on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    wow! that's awesome. love the spool
    ladies in navy
  2. Posted by Debbie on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    That is PERFECT!
  3. Posted by Renae on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    Very cute! and useful too!
  4. Posted by Dusty. on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    Too cute!! i just love it!
  5. Posted by Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    What a great idea! So cute & unexpected!
  6. Posted by Annie on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    Love this!
  7. Posted by Nash Khan on Friday, October 4th, 2013

    I'd once seen a jewelry organizer on the Design Sponge using vintage wooden spools! Yours actually ticked the idea that they can be used for more than jewelry! Awesome! Pinning! xx
    • Posted by Aileen on Friday, October 4th, 2013

      Ooh, yes it would be awesome for jewelry too!
  8. Posted by Francine on Saturday, October 5th, 2013

    I love this idea! I have a few spools waiting for the perfect project, and we need coat hooks. Also,your spider story is all the motivation I need. LOL