My idea was to make a glow in the dark key rack. I am always losing my keys when I look for them in the morning and really needed a key rack to put them on. Then I thought it would be cool to make it glow in the dark.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Step 1: Gather Materials
First of all you must gather the materials you need to make the project. The materials I used was
- A piece of wood, I used a precut piece used for addresses on homes
- Hooks with screws
- Picture hangers
- Glow in the dark spray paint
- Stencils, I used letters and made my name, but you do not have to do this or you could make any other design you want
Step 2: Step 2: Put on Stencils
Again, you do not have to do this step or you could make any other design on it. But I decided to get letters and put my name on it. The stencils should be evenly placed along the wood.
Step 3: Step 3: Put on First Coat
Right after you put your design on it you should apply your first coat of glow in the dark paint. It will not glow much right after this one but over time after you keep coating it, it will become a lot better.
Step 4: Step 4: Drill Holes
The next step is to drill in the holes for the hooks. You can not just go straight into screwing them in because you risk the board splitting.
Step 5: Step 5: Screw in Hooks
You must screw in the hooks. You should make sure you evenly place them. Or you could offset them if you would like. They should be screwed in very tightly so they never come off.
Step 6: Step 6: Apply Picture Hangers
These are used for hanging up your key rack. They are not absolutely necessary but if you are looking to hang it on your wall then they are handy.
Step 7: Step 7: Add As Many More Coats As You Need
Keep adding on coats of the glow in the dark paint to make it more and more bright when it is in the dark. The more you put on the brighter it will be.
Step 8: Finished!
Participated in the
Make It Glow! Contest