Learn how to create stylish and functional wood wall hooks using vintage plates. Perfect for adding a shabby chic touch to your kitchen.

Wood Wall Hooks with Aprons hanging in kitchen.

Wood Wall Hooks For Wall

Wood wall hooks are functional and decorative accessories used for hanging items such as coats, hats, bags, and towels. They are typically made of wood, which adds a natural and rustic touch to any space. Wood wall hooks come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, ranging from simple and minimalist to intricate and ornate. They can be mounted on walls, doors, or any other suitable surface, providing a convenient and stylish solution for organizing and displaying items. Wood wall hooks are versatile and can be used in entryways, bedrooms, bathrooms, and even in outdoor spaces like patios or mudrooms. They blend well with different interior styles, including farmhouse, Scandinavian, rustic, and coastal themes.

Decorative Wooden Wall Hooks

In today’s post, I’ll show you how to make your own decorative wooden wall hooks using small plates, a glue gun, and some old knobs and hooks. You can make these wooden wall hooks in less than 10 minutes, too!

Thrifting with the Gals

It’s the third Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for Thrifting with the Gals. A monthly blog series where my friends and I share vintage finds, tips, tricks, and home decorations from around the country. You may sign up here for Dabbling & Decorating and never miss a post.

First up on today’s Thrifting with the Gals blog series is our guest host, Heidi, from Eleanor Rose Home. Isn’t Heidi’s soup tureen dreamy with the pears and white flowers? And you won’t want to miss the other gals sharing all their vintage finds at the bottom of this post.

Dishy DIY Wooden Wall Hooks

If you are like me, you have a few—well, maybe a lot—of little vintage plates around your home, either on display, in storage or waiting for your next fabulous project.

Dishy Kitchen Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes

I find it hard to resist picking up little vintage plates when I’m out Thrifting with the Gals. But projects like this one make me so glad I did.

It All Started With A Taskwear Schumacher Apron

This past September, I found a Schumacher apron made by Grace Napolean of Taskwear (Taskwear is functional fashion for people who do.) while visiting the Laudholm Nature Craft Fair in Wells, Maine. It is a must-visit if you ever find yourself in the area.

You may read more in the post, 10 Best Fall Inspired Vintage Decor Ideas.

But I found that my husband kept moving the apron all around, like everywhere…

On the counter, a chair, the couch, a doorknob, etc… It didn’t have a home in which to rest.

That’s when I came up with the idea to create these dishy wood wall hooks made out of little vintage blue and white thrifted plates.

You may also enjoy seeing this DIY Vintage Plates and Windows: A Simple Tutorial, where I hung these very same plates on some old salvaged windows in our dining room.

How To DIY Dishy Wood Wall Hooks

Materials You Will Need:

  • 3 Small Appetizer Plates
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue and/or a Krazy Glue
  • Your Choice of Hooks
  • Command Strips or Nails and Hammer
Supplies Needed for wood wall hooks DIY

Small Plates

These are the three little blue and white plates that I chose to create my wood wall hooks with. Two are of the same pattern and size, and the one in the middle is slightly larger, which offsets the other two nicely with its different yet similar patterns.

3 Blue and White Plates

Kitchen Hooks

Now to find some kitchen hooks…

There are so many hooks to choose from, all available online or at your local hardware or craft store. I wanted something shabby chic for these little vintage plates, so I popped down to the shop where I have my vintage window booth at The Vintage Soul. I knew the owner, Lisa, aka MacGyver, would have something cute that I could use. And, of course, she did!

I chose two rustic white hooks and one old wooden knob for the larger of the 3 plates.

On an interesting note, it wasn’t until I laid the plates out on our table with the kitchen hooks that I noticed that the patterns stamped on the 2 smaller plates were crooked… Can you see it?

3 Blue and White Plates with Kitchen Hooks

The simplest of choices, honestly, when choosing the kitchen hooks, is to choose ones with large solid backings as this wooden knob has. The rustic white hooks had an open bottom, so it took a bit more trickery to get them cemented onto the plate. But you can still do it!

Glue The Kitchen Hooks

I used my Gorilla Glue Gun and lined the bottom of each kitchen hook with hot glue. Then, I simply mounted them onto the middle of each plate and let them sit overnight.

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How To Hang Your DIY Wood Wall Hooks

Since we just finished an extensive interior painting project, I am very reluctant to put any holes in our walls. So, I used Command Strips to hang my dishy wooden wall hooks. One on the top and bottom of each plate rim for a solid mount.

You may enjoy this room makeover too in the post, 4 Season Sunroom Makeover with Grand Mountain Views.

Plate with Command Strips on back.

Of course, you could also use a hammer and nails, which I would then recommend mounting a small adhesive disk to the back of the plates or using a traditional plate hanger. But the adhesive disks work really well and can be removed easily, too.

Wood Wall Hooks DIY dishy kitchen hooks hanging on wall.

I think I’m partial to the wooden knob on the dishes, as it really stands out. Which knobs are your favorite?

Do you know what would be really cute too? The old-fashioned white porcelain knobs. They would be so charming glued to small plates in a bathroom, eeeek!

Wood Wall Hooks Mounted with Aprons in Kitchen.

Pro Tip

After a few days of hanging the wooden wall hooks, one of these plates really gave me trouble. The white hook on the left plate kept falling off. I have no idea why. But what I learned? If you have an open-back hook that you really like, glue a piece of cardboard to the back of it and then secure it to the plate. It worked like a charm.

You may also enjoy the post, A Tale of Two Kitchens, and 6 Best Country Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas.

Wood Wall Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes with Aprons in Kitchen.

Now, I’m sure to be on the hunt for more fun vintage aprons while I’m out Thrifting with the Gals.

I found the little half apron on the right kitchen hook locally down at The Vintage Soul, where I have my vintage booth. You can see more of my booth in the post, Vintage Booth Winter Window Display.

Wood Wall Hooks You  with Aprons on kitchen wall.

This may be my favorite and easiest DIY ever! It’s so simple to make, and it’s dreamy with the various aprons. It’s got me thinking about adding matching thrifted tea cups to similar plates hanging on the wall with these same kitchen wood wall hooks.

Are you following my thought process?

Dishy Kitchen Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes

You may also enjoy the post Antiquing, 6 Thrifty Finds, and a Lobster Biscuit.

DIY wood wall hooks you can DIY in minutes with Aprons on wall.

I recently made this wood wall hook for our sunroom, too; see more in the Sunroom Home Office Inspiration: Triple Purposed with Craft Space post.

Sunroom Home Office Inspiration Triple Purposed with Craft Space

And these wood wall hooks to resell in my vintage window booth at The Vintage Soul this spring. You may also enjoy the post, Let’s Make a Homespun Vintage Booth Wall Display.

After finding three more red and white tea cup saucers at Goodwill, I made several more of these dishy kitchen hooks using vintage spools in the same way.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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Next up on today’s Thrifting with the Gals Blog Hop is Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest. Robyn is sharing 27 Ways to Use Thrifted Books in Home Decor. Robyn has the best ideas. You won’t want to miss them!

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Stop by and say hello to the other gals joining me this month for Thrifting with the Gals.

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  1. I love this idea Ann. I love it so much. The plates are so sweet and pretty. I love the aprons too, such great patterns. They look great hanging up. Love the way you gave them a home!

  2. These are so darn cute, Ann! And I love the aprons too! All so fun!

  3. This is a fabulous idea. What a great way to re-purpose some of those small tea saucers! These would also be fabulous in a bathroom. Pinned for future reference.

    1. Thanks Anna, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, I love mine!

  4. Really cute! I’d love to see how they look in the whole room. closeups are great but so many bloggers don’t show how things look in a room overall and I feel like I’m looking through a keyhole and gat unlock the door to go in! Thanks! Have a great day!

    1. Hi Dianne, I added an additional photo for you to the post’s bottom. There can be a few reasons for not having full-room views. In my defense, we are currently putting our home back together after an extensive painting project, therefore the projects I’m sharing right now are just that until I can have full-room views available to share once again. My kitchen overall is in disarray until I can get it all put back together. Also, lighting can be a challenge for bloggers. When we get days of rain and winter’s darkness, full-room photos are a super challenge. But I’m glad you liked the project and I appreciate your suggestion. Thanks for joining me.

  5. Love this DIY!! I have lots of small plates I can try this out on (I just need some cute hooks!).

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Jaime. There are so many cute hooks out there to be found, LOL. Good Luck!

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I always see cute little plates but wouldn’t know what to do with them, so I leave them. I love this idea and have two old frilly aprons that I can use, thank you for this cute idea.

    1. I’m so glad you liked it, Marlene. Super easy and really packs a punch. Good Luck!

  7. I am obsessed with this Ann! These are the cutest hangers ever and I now I want them in my home. Thank you for this beautiful, unique idea!!!

    1. Thank you so much Heidi, I’m so glad you like them!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it and so simple!

  8. How clever! I love vintage and regular plates and decorate with them all the time. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m so glad you liked them Lynn. I’m having a lot of fun with them. Just hung some up with tea cups hanging on different hooks. So easy!

  9. Well, aren’t those the cutest thing ever?! Great idea!


    1. Thank you Tania, and they’re so easy to make and you can get so creative with them too. I just hung some more with teacups!

  10. Ann
    This is such a cute idea. I love the wooden knob best also. So fun getting the year started.

    1. Thank you Rachel, I just hung some more with tea cups. So easy, I love them too.

  11. These are adorable, Ann! What a fun idea! I love the pattern of the dishes and towels together too. Have a great day!