At Christmas my mom got me this cute, table top, coffee mug holder. It holds about eight coffee cups and makes a cute display on our kitchen counter. Sadly, it only cleared out half of my coffee cup stash, but it did get me thinking about creating my own display that could possibly hang on the wall. A little stroll around Hobby Lobby and the project was laid out, step by step in mind. How does this happen? I have no clue. I blame it on the hours I've spent walking through craft stores, locking away a specific item or thing I want to use at some point in a future project.
One such thing just begging to be used in a DIY are these adorable knobs. Hobby Lobby has a whole section of them and it's hard to resist all the pretty, rustic and funky ones they sell.
A few years ago when I redid some bedside tables, I used a couple of those knobs to funk up the look and have been dying to use more ever since. Hobby Lobby also has a great wood section. If ever you want to make a coffee table tray, coasters, or any kind of decorative wood wall art, they've got your back!
I grabbed this bad boy with a forty percent off coupon for six dollars along with some stencils for a few more bucks. I already had the paint and paint brushes at home. The knobs rarely go on sale at Hobby Lobby, so if you're cheap like me you'll make multiple trips to the store in order to use that forty percent off off coupon several times for the best deal. Hey, we are Resource Girls after all! If you have a little extra cash, grab as many as what fits your display. For me four felt like enough, but maybe your display is bigger so you could fit six or seven knobs, however many you get ensure your coffee mugs fit around the knob. I didn't think about this and bought some pretty big knobs. Whoops! Thankfully you can exchange at Hobby Lobby, so always go back and find something different if the first choice didn't work out.
Items Needed || Wood Board | Paint or Stain | Stencils | Knobs | Coffee Cups
1. Paint or stain your wood a color of your choosing. Once dry, take your stencils and using a paint color of your choice paint a fun saying onto the boards! We chose 'Coffee is for lovers' for our month of love theme, but you can get creative and do whatever suits your style!
2. Drill holes into your board wherever your knobs will go. Ensure your drill bit is the size of the knob. Nathan helped me do this part and we started with a smaller size drill bit and then went up a size if it was still too small to ensure we didn't make the hole too big. Your knob should be able to twist into the hole easily. Each knob has a washer that comes with it, so tighten this on the back of the board to keep knob in place. Also, ensure you get knobs that are small enough to hold your coffee mug. Again, some of my original knobs were too big and the arm of the coffee cup couldn't fit on the knob.
3. Screw knobs into the holes. Like I said above, each knob comes with a washer. Use that washer to secure the back of the knob to the board. Hang your coffee cups! For some added fun check out this website for some fun and free kitchen printables to hang next to your shelf!