It occurred to me that cheap stainless steel cutlery might just do the trick. My idea worked quite well I think. And with some more thought and care I believe they could be made to look really good.
By the way. I'm sure I can't have been the first one to come up with this idea, but I haven't seen it before.
All you need to make these simple hooks are:
- Spoons. As many spoons as you want hooks obviously. I guess there would be no reason not to use forks or splades or even splorks if that's what you like. I got some really cheap spoons from the two dollar store. Old silver could work nicely too. Make sure the handles are fairly strong, you don't want them to sag under the weight of a winter coat.
- A hammer and something heavy to use as an anvil. I actually used an anvil as an anvil and it worked brilliantly.
- A drill.
- Screws and something to drive them with.
- Something to attach your hooks to. This could be a wall, or a slab of timber which could be dressed up nicely and then attached to a wall, or a piece of furniture.