DIY: creative and cute caterpillar coat rack
Keep clutter off your kids' floor with this cute and playful caterpillar coat rack.
You will need:
〰️ 6 round MDF place mats (ours were from Spotlight)
〰️ 5 wooden draw knobs (from Mitre 10)
〰️ Strong clear glue (super glue or similar)
〰️ 2 pom poms (ours were from Kmart)
〰️ 2 dowel sticks (15cm in length)
〰️ Test pot brush
〰️ Thin paint brush for painting face
〰️ Test pot colours in: Resene Brown Sugar, Resene Wafer, Resene Gold Coast and Resene Milk Chocolate
Step 1 Paint your place mats in desired colours. We used Resene Wafer, Resene Brown Sugar and Resene Gold Coast.
Step 2 Paint your wooden knobs in the same colours. You will need two coats for best coverage.
Step 3 On one of the place mats draw on a face in pencil.
Step 4 Using a thin paint brush paint over the pencil face outline. We used Resene Milk Chocolate.
Step 5 Paint your dowel sticks in Resene Milk Chocolate.
Step 6 Glue your painted wooden knobs to the middle of each of the place mats and leave for a few hours to form a bond.
Step 7 Glue your pom poms to your painted dowel sticks and leave to dry.
Step 8 Glue your painted dowel sticks to the back of the painted head.
Step 9 Depending on what you want to hang on the hooks, fasten finished place mats to wall with either large 3M hanging strips or flat picture hook strips.
Wall and floor painted in Resene Rice Cake. Solid Wooden Stool in blush, $89.95, and Greta Floor Rug in natural/pink, $219.95, both from mocka.co.nz; Teddy Fleece Hoody in snow white, $14, and Kids Polka Dot Umbrella, $9, from kmart.co.nz. Skipping rope and flower bag, stylist's own.
Art direction + Styling: Vanessa Nouwens
Photography: Melanie Jenkins
Colours we used:
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