Small DIY Easel Project
These small easels made from repurposed curtain hooks are the perfect way to display small items. It's so easy.
See the Easy Santa Coasters here.
Supplies to Make Small Easels
The list of items needed for this DIY is very short. You will need a small needle nosed set of pliers, and curtain hooks.
How to Repurpose a Curtain or Drapery Hook
First, start by marking your hooks across, so that all of your "bends" will be at the same point. If you don't have any drapery hooks, they are available on Amazon!
Bend Each Drapery Hook Prong
I bend the outer prongs to the front, and the inner prongs to the back.
The prongs I use in the front get an extra little bend in them in an up position, which helps hold your "pretty" in place.
In this case the actual "hook" (the part that goes into the drapery rod)was way too big, so I simply snipped it off.
Coasters Displayed on Drapery Hook Easels
In this picture you can see I use them to display some very cute coasters my daughter made me for Mother's day this past May.
Two Prong Curly Curtain Hooks
These two prong curtain hooks make cute easels too!
In this photo, you can see that you can use a 2 prong also. These have little curly ends already on them.
I have a CD player that only holds one disc. I use one of these small easels to display the case of the CD that is currently loaded into my player.
The items you can display on these little easels are endless... a favorite greeting card, business cards, a photo, a small plate, etc.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.