Nope, I don’t play the ukulele. I just have a small collection of them. Hubby has meant to learn to play for a while now. I used to hang the five ukuleles above my mantel in the family room, but then I tore out the mantel and fireplace, so I needed to find a new spot for them. Well it’s a good thing I decided to do board and batten in my entryway (instead of finishing my family room) because it gave me the perfect spot to hang the ukuleles.
How to Make DIY Ukulele Hangers:
How did I get them to stay up there, you ask? Easy! I used these Screw in Tool Hooks that you can find in the garage storage section of Home Depot or Lowe’s for less than a buck. When I used them in the family room, I had 2 wrapped in leather and the other 3 were hung as is. Nobody even noticed. Just saying, don’t knock yourself out over this one. But I figured the hooks would be more noticeable in the entryway, so I decided to spray paint them. Um… didn’t work. Not even a little bit. I used spray paint formulated for plastic and with primer built-in, but after 6 days (!!!) it was still a sticky disgusting mess. Not to worry, I am at Lowe’s every other day anyway, so I picked up some jute and got all crafty.Smart Jr captured some phone pics of me winding the jute around the tool hooks. I swear they were so sticky from the spray paint that I probably didn’t even need the glue gun. But who doesn’t love a nice glue gun!?It took about 15 minutes to wrap and glue the 5 hooks. I only used glue on the ends.They are ready to hang right away. Isn’t hot glue the best? It’s almost zero drying time. I marked the placement of the hooks, starting in the middle, and then just screwed the hooks in, no pre-drilling necessary.The ukuleles should sit flush up against the wall. If you try this and yours are poking out on the bottom, try loosening the hook one complete turn. That should fix it.And that’s that. Cost for the 5 hooks was about $7, which I am happy with. Now if only I could finish my family room. Sigh.