MAKE IT / 47
if you’re anything like me, you’ve got a ton of coffee cups. some older and not so good looking ones i can’t part with for sentimental reasons and some really cute ones that deserve to be on display in the kitchen. jessica created a DIY that not only showcases those daily mugs of yours, but also doubles as cool wall art in your space. check it this 3-D wooden cloud…
what you’ll need:
• Dowels in various sizes (1/2”- 1 1/8”)
• White spray paint
• Gold paint (we used Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic craft paint)
• Sponge brush
• Elmer’s Glue-All (or wood glue)
• Three 1 ¼” white cup hooks
• 2 small screw eyes
• Safety glasses
• Compound miter saw
• Wearing safety glasses, cut dowels in varying heights between ¾” to 2”. We used 125 pieces.
• Spray paint dowels white and then use sponge brush to dab gold paint onto one end.
• Glue about 75% of the dowels together in clusters, keeping unpainted ends flush with one another. Let clusters dry overnight.
• Drill small holes into two of the clusters and attach screw eyes. These will be used to hang the teacup holder.
• Arrange clusters in desired composition, with the screw eyes at the top. Glue the clusters together, adding additional dowels to fill in the gaps. Let dry overnight.
• Decide where you would like the cups to hang, drill holes in the ends of three dowels, and screw in cup hooks.
• Hang on the wall using nails and display your favorite coffee cups!
what do you think? are you going to give this one a shot?