How To Make Your Own Hat Rack

Good morning, Wednesday Lovelies!

I have been finding hats around my house in the oddest places. Wherever they can go, they'll be, so I have been trying to think of a solution for them. I want them to be easily displayed, look nice and that keeps them neat. I don't want to put more holes in my walls and neither does my fiancé, so I have to keep this in mind while I think of a solution. Then it hit me, slap in the face.

Command Strips!!

Now this is gunna be a SUPER easy 5-10minute DIY. I promise

What you need;

  • Command Strips
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

I bought a value package of 6 which ending up being the perfect amount. I thought through some different ways to display them, diagonal, horizontal, vertical etc. I decided to go with 2 straight lines with the hooks staggered a bit in-between for the hats to hang nicely and not overlap.

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With a little bit of measuring, rulers and pencil marks I figured out exactly where I wanted to hang them. Now that just my perfectionist side, which made me take a bit longer. Now if you aren't as picky (like me) then you can just place them where you like with just the look of your eye, no measuring required and you'll be done in no time.

Once I got that all figured out, I put the sticky part on the clear plastic hanger. Which btw is awesome that they offer clear now, it used to be only white, and now they even offer decorative metal ones! So if you want that custom, decorative look with no drilling those would work great.

Anyway back to it, I then continued to stick each one to the wall. Make sure you read the instructions, and put the right sticky part to the underside of the command strip, and the right sticky part that's labelled for the wall. Otherwise it will not work or stick properly.

I then put the hats up (he has a lot, so its easy to switch them out when he wants to) and VOILA!

We got ourselves a DIY hat rack. Its that easy, see I told ya!

Unfortunately with this project, I am going to be honest with you the command strips did not work. They ended up falling off the wall. This was I think more my fault, and I may have put the stickers on backwards which is why they didn't end up sticking properly (whoops! #newbiefail). I have to figure out a way to fix it because I think Andrew has really liked having them on display. It actually looked pretty cool, and I loved it.

So because I really loved how it looked, I bought the same pack again and redid it. Fortunately the pencil marks were still there so all I had to do was re-stick them! Remember they are clear, so if your a little crooked or not completely even it would be hard to tell (at least that's what I tell my perfectionist eye - hehe). So don't stress to much if they aren't perfect.

So NOW we have a hat wall rack, that's complete and done right, YAY! I think Andrew will be just as happy as me, shhh don't tell.

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What do you think? Pretty awesome right?

On a side note, I have really been loving this Rental series. It has helped me love my home, plus keeps me motivated to get my projects completed. Then I get to share it with all of you!. I hope this has given you some motivation as well, and to let you know that renting really isn't all that bad. You can love where you are now, even if it's not permanent and you can still decorate how you love. There are always solutions & options!! Let me know what you think in the comments about the series, or if there is a topic you'd love to know more about.

Do you love command strips? How have you used them? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: This was in no way in collaboration with command strips. All views and opinions are sincerely my own. I like using command strips and wanted to tell you about it!

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