We all need that space where we can hang our jackets, kick off our shoes and leave the day behind us. It’s especially nice if we can find a way to make that space neat and organized! The nice thing about coat racks is that not only are they functional, they are really homey, too. Any space that gives you a spot to take off your coat and stay awhile just says “welcome”. So we went off to find you all some creative DIY coat racks that you can make this weekend to dress up your entry, or help create an entry if your home doesn’t have one. These are all easy projects beginners can accomplish! So hang your coat, kick off your shoes, and stay awhile.



DIY Coat Racks

If you are looking for an easy DIY coat rack tutorial, then this one from ‘Artsy Chicks Rule‘ might be the one. This wall mounted rack is simply wood molding and pretty brass hooks. They do have a secret trick for getting this to look professional and it’s something anyone can do. Easy to follow directions with lots of photos.


We are in love with this fun & colorful DIY coat rack from ‘The House That Lars Built‘. Made from one piece of wood and wooden dowels, this rack has just a touch of rainbow colors at the end of each “hook”. You could color coordinate for each family members jacket storage, or you could just leave it unpainted. Fresh look and easy build!


Oh my. This portable DIY coat rack from Lucy and her husband at ‘Craftberry Bush‘ is awesome. It’s lightweight, so you can move it form space to space, and it has storage too. Did I mention, it’s also a gorgeous piece of furniture for any entryway! Step by step directions to make this wood coat rack.


Our next project is from Trisha at ‘Sweet Survival‘, this DIY chevron coat rack was a quick project she is generously giving all her how-to’s for!

Creative DIY Coat Racks


From ‘101 Pallets‘, how to make a pallet coat rack will have you painting your repurposed project with colors that work for your home, and repurposing as well!



From ‘Natalia Rosin‘, this fabric covered DIY coat rack is artsy and colorful. The instructions are in Spanish, but Google Translate ought to fix you right up! Or, follow the photo step by step below!

Creative DIY Coat Racks



DIY Pete‘ has a great tutorial for this DIY chalkboard and coat rack, complete with step by step photos. This would be a great station for a family with busy schedules.



Love this anthro-inspired project from ‘Little Glass Box‘… this wooden hanger DIY coat rack takes just basic power tools to complete, and has a real touch of creativity. Cute!



This DIY coat rack from Welke caught our eye because it’s simple, and different all at the same time. Simple reclaimed wood… and each hook is a different style, same metal finish. How easy is that?



Lively Green Door‘ did this basic DIY coat rack with a ledge, and it’s perfect for a small entryway that also needs a little accent.



This old shutter coat rack is from ‘Charlotte Cottage‘. Love the repurposing look! She has a couple of good tips, especially about the right screws to use…



Martha‘ has a complete video tutorial for these adorable animal coat hooks… So sweet for a kids room!



Casa Sugar‘ shows us how to make a coat racks from old knobs… Simple, simple project!

Pretty hooks, flower knob, clear glass knob, hanging bags. Pub orig IH 02/2008


Lastly, ‘Creatively Living‘ has this tutorial for this insulator DIY coat rack… I love the colors, and insulator projects in general…So start crafting those coat racks!

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If you loved learning about how to build your own DIY coat rack, we think you will want to check out our post on DIY Filing Cabinet Makeovers. Then jump on over to OhMeOhMy and see our post on DIY Clothes Racks!

Image Credits: The House That Lars Built, Artsy Chicks Rule, Craftberry Bush, Sweet Survival, 101 Pallets, Natalia Rosin, DIY Pete, Little Glass Box, Welke, Lively Green Door, Charlotte Cottage, Martha, Casa Sugar, Creatively Living

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  1. Pete Sveen May 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Lots of fun ideas and thanks for including one of ours! Cheers from Montana :)

    1. Kathy Woodard May 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Loved your coat rack project!

  2. Katie Goldsworthy May 28, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laura | Baking Outside the Box May 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    What a great round up of ideas. My favorites are the shutter rack and the chalkboard. Either one would look so cute in my laundry room. Thanks for the inspiring idea.

  4. Kathryn Claypool June 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I absolutely love everything you’ve come up with. Brilliant!!!

  5. Amy August 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Love the use of those old insulators!!!


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