DIY Towel Hooks

If ever I had a TGIF moment, it would be now. Friday, you are welcome here. It’s been a heck of a week with sickies, long nights, and mountains of laundry (equal amounts of coffee). You know, just the usual. I’m on the countdown though because we are prepping for a trip to the beach and I seriously can’t wait. Today, it’s DIY Friday and I wanted to share a project that almost didn’t make it to the blog. We do a lot of little things (and some big things) around the house that never feel worthy of posting for whatever reason. I’ve gotten some questions about the towel hook in our master bathroom so for this week’s DIY Friday, it’s this DIY towel hook’s day to shine.
DIY Towel Hooks from scrap wood

How to make DIY Towel Hooks

Supplies needed

  • Wooden yard sticks (you can grab them near the paint counter at The Home Depot)
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Screws
  • Wood glue
  • Hooks

DIY Towel Hooks from scrap wood

To start, we cut the yard sticks down to about six each pieces.

DIY Towel Hooks from scrap wood

Next we dry brushed them with white paint. After letting them dry, we sanded them until smooth. We used wood glue to piece them together (sorry, I don’t have a photo of this step) by gluing all of the front horizontal slats to one vertical six inch piece of wood on the back.

DIY Towel Hooks from scrap wood

So your wood base looks like this – and the next step is to add the hooks.

DIY Towel Hooks from scrap woodWe used these simple oil rubbed bronze hooks from Target. One thing to note here. We didn’t use these screws to attach the hook to the wood base. We used much shorter screws that we had on hand and then used these screws to attach the towel hook to the wall.

These are a really functional and inexpensive addition to our master bath and they get used every single day.

DIY Towel Hooks from scrap woodVery soon I predict these hooks will have colorful swimsuits hanging from them because summer break starts tomorrow! Pool days, water balloons, and playing on our new water slide are all on the agenda this summer. We can’t wait!

More bathroom projects:

Master bathroom reveal

How to frame a bathroom mirror

Why we chose vinyl flooring

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  1. What a great post. I’ve been wanting to add some hooks on my bathroom, so I’ll follow your tutorial, which btw sounds super easy. Thank you for posting it!

  2. Can you show a picture of the back of these? This is not my language and I am having trouble picturing the piece of wood you glued on the back. Why is it there and horizontal or at a slant?