DIY: Birch Forest Coat Rack
Fall is in the air, and I can’t stop daydreaming about birch forests! This simple DIY coat rack is inspired by the lovely birch trees, made from found objects: branches and reclaimed fence wood.
Materials to make the coat rack:
Keyhole hangers or other hangers from this assorted picture hanging kit.
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clean and sand the fence wood. Create some tree trunk silhouette with masking tape. A quick sketch on a piece of paper can be helpful. Paint the trees white with acrylic or other paints you have. Paint quickly and leave some texture with your brush marks.
Then collect some dried branches about 0.5″ to 0.75″ in diameter, cut each piece at the base with a hand saw at a slight angle, so when you place them on the face of the wood, they go diagonally upward. Make some half circle leaves with yellow colored paper, or paint some paper yellow then cut the leaves out. I used 2 shades of yellow here.
Arrange the branches and leaves so they look nice on the entire piece, then mark the bottom of each branch with a number, and mark on the back side of the wood where each branch is placed with the corresponding number, also mark the direction that each branch goes up. You can also mark the front side, as long as it gives enough clarity for the next step – drilling.
After drill some holes in the diagonal direction as marked with an 1/8″ bit, attach the branches with screws and a little bit of glue at the base. Also attache 2 keyhole hangers or other hangers from this assorted picture hanging kit.
Now add the final touches – these lovely little leaves! Use Mod Podge or glue to glue them onto the wood, then brush more over the surface to protect the paper.
We love our new coat rack! It’s been in constant use ever since we made it!
Love birch trees and aspen forests? Check out this simple Birch Inspired Shadow Box for an easy wall decor -you only need 2 pieces of paper to make this one!
Want another coat rack idea? Check out this Reclaimed Water Faucet Coat Rack!
Happy fall days to you and see you soon!
This is too cute! I made a very large one years ago out of a door. We always have so much stuff hanging from it that it’s ridiculous!! But I’m glad it’s getting the use I made it for. I actually just bought 3 more hooks to add to it because we really need the space! I don’t have a space for hanging coats, hats, etc. because I turned that space into a pantry for my larger appliances…lol…but it was well worth it for me.
hi Shirley! that sounds like a great way to repurpose a door and make use of more space! i may try it in future! 🙂
Oh, I love this!!! I need to try this out!
So simple and gorgeous!!! Awesome tutorial!!!
Love what you did with it! SO pretty!
Another beautiful idea perfectly in tune with the current season and its warm colors. I do love your stencils and how simplicity delivers such a great effect!
thank you dear friend! xo
Love the mix of natural wood and paint. It’s very cute!
Ok… this is super cute. It actually looks pretty easy to duplicate. But, I have learned my lessons about things that look oh so easy..lol.
I love that! These are all really creative! The birch coat rack is my fave.
Such a cute crafty idea! I love projects like this. I just wish I wasn’t all thumbs and could actually pull off something like this.
Girl, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!! You are so creative!
A friend of mine made a similar motif on her wall! I am obsessed with it, it’s stunning! I love that this is 100% DYI! 🙂 I am soooo not creative in this respect! ha!
This is great and looks super simple! When completed it looks like it would difficult! Thanks for sharing!
WOW! You are super creative! This looks fantastic!
The birch coat rack is absolutely fantastic idea! I want one for myself! And it’s so cool how easy it is to do. I like the water faucet one too. It’s sort of steam punky, lol
Cute coat rack! Looks easy enough to do, too.
What a super cute coat rack! Thanks for sharing this great, easy to follow tutorial!
Incredible project!! I really like the “hooks”. Very clever.
Another fun, yet doesn’t look super complicated project! Thanks so much for sharing!
This is such a fun project. Really loved how it turned out.
You crafty people are SO impressive!! This rack is spot on.
This is so cute! I love the textures that show up through the white paint. Great diy!
Wow, that’s adorable! I like the pipe one too, but the birch one is awesome. 🙂
Such a creative idea! This is beautiful!
That is so cute! Love the birch branches!
Such a cute DIY! It would look awesome in my apartment!
This is so so cute! I love that you used actual branches, it definitely adds to the whimsy of this!
thank you chelsea! =)
I love this!! This would go perfect in my apartment 🙂
thank you lindsay! =)
What a great project. Birches are such beautiful trees!
thanks angela! i always miss them in the fall!
this is awesome!! 🙂 i love the branches. i’ve always wanted a standing coat rack that looked like a tree, but this is nice too!
oh i love those kinds too! x
What a sweet coat rack. Where is your leather purse from?? I’ve never seen a purse in that kind of shape, I love it.
thank you nancy! a friend gave me the purse, it’s a carved gourd from africa =)
Love it, brilliant as always!
thanks emma! xo
I love this DIT project! I really need a coat rack too, I might have to try this out this weekend <3
I just pictured how cute this would be in a classroom! or play room! So adorable.
I love this! You’re so creative, it’s amazing. I just might have to try and make one myself, although it probably won’t be as fantastic as yours 🙂
i am sure yours will be gorgeous! thanks fi! =)
It’s so beautiful, and I love how simple it is to make! I could totally do something like this!
Wow what a great DIY! It looks complicated at first but you’re guide makes it look simple to make! Such a perfect Fall project!
wow. this look SO good!! I actually really need a coat rack in my house. Might try this. Pinning for later
thanks brita! do it before winter comes! =)
This is SOOO cute! I would love to make one for my home. Thanks for sharing.
That’s so cute! It would go nicely in a woodland-themed nursery.
Ananda, this is such a cute coat rack and what a great idea. I’m a huge fan of birch trees myself! And I love the way it looks with the scarf hanging from it. Nicely done!
i will have to wait 2 more months to wear that scarf, so the coat rack gets to keep it! =)