Designed to look like Lego blocks, this colourful coat hanger is perfect for any little boy's bedroom - or spray in shades of pink, lilac and purple for a little girl's bedroom. This is an easy project to make that will only take about an hour, allowing for paint to dry.

Length of pine or supawood 100 x 900mm
34mm dia. pine dowel or pine curtain pole
Pattex No More Nails adhesive
180-grit sandpaper
Wide masking tape
Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colours
Wood glue
Jigsaw, mitre saw or handsaw
2 picture hangers or keyhole brackets

Step 1: Cut the blocks, glue and paint


1. Cut the pine dowel or pine curtain pole into 50mm long sections. You will need 22 circular blocks to make a Lego coat hanger similar to the one shown here. Make sure all the blocks are the same length.

2. Sand the edges of the blocks to remove any splinters and make them nice and smooth.

3. Before you glue the blocks down, place them on the board so that you have a good idea of the layout. Apply a small bead of adhesive to the underside of each block and press in place.

For added strength you can add a screw through the back of the board and into the block. Only do this once the glue has set hard.

4. Take the project outdoors or into a well-ventilated area. Apply a thin layer of wood glue to the cut edges if you are using supawood - this reduces absorption and means that you use less spray paint.

5. Working one colour block at a time, mask off the area to be painted and spray. You will probably need to apply 2 to 3 light, even coats of spray paint. Once the painted section is completely dry, carefully peel off the masking tape and re-apply to paint the next block.

Make sure the masking tape is pressed down firmly to prevent bleeding when you paint.

To mount the Lego coat hanger onto the wall, attach 2 picture hangers or screw 2 keyhole brackets to the back of the frame.

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<p>this is nice project - but the color-gender-stuff made me a bit angry. so all girls only like pink? and boys only bold colors? i'm sorry, but perpetuating gender stereotypes like these is not a good thing to do! i think most kids would love all colors equally if society would let them. on an old class picture of mine from the early ninties, there were actually more boys wearing pink than girls, just saying! </p><p>still, i don't want to offend you and i really like the project otherwise.</p>
Everything is awesome.
I Think that its probably better with rounded angle of the wood cilinder, safe your jacket;)
<p>That's awesome! I have so many of those leftover circular cuts from hole drilling wood. Now I can make these for my cousins. Great idea! </p>
<p>That looks great! Love the different colors you used :)</p>
<p>Thanks! it's a super easy idea :-)</p>

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