Saturday, September 14, 2013

DIY Hanging Mug Display

One thing I can't help but buy in excess are pretty and unique mugs from the thrift store. I love their character, color and charm and they're always so cheap! A few weeks ago I saw this pin and knew a mug display would be perfect for our open white wall in the kitchen (I wrote about that wall here).

I didn't even bother to read any instructions before heading to the hardware store.. I knew exactly how I wanted to do it!

Spray Paint
Wood pallet that's not too too heavy but thick enough for the hooks and screws to go through
Screws so you can hang it on the wall
Hooks to hang the mugs
Drill to make the holes for the screws and hooks

1. All the materials were really inexpensive.. the pallet itself was under $5 and the entire project under $20!

2. I already had some yellow spray paint leftover from this 2011 DIY that I wanted to use. I ended up only using one coat because I liked seeing the wood grain under the yellow.

3. I found two screws that were about the same width as the pallet. I drilled two holes to get them started, then used the drill to put in the screws. Make sure they don't go through to the front! Cut some wire and twist it around the two screws. I put two longer screws in the wall with the drill for the pallet to hang on. I used to two because I figured once I added all the mugs it would be pretty heavy and wanted the reinforcement.

4. Lay your mugs down where you want them, so you can mark where you want the hooks. I used a pen to make little dots exactly where I wanted the hooks to go.

5/6. Use the drill to make tiny holes for the hooks to screw into and then screw them in.

Then hang it up on the wall and add the mugs.

I love the finished product and the fun splash of color it adds to the white wall!

Happy Saturday!


  1. I love this! I hoard mugs from the thrift store too, so I totally need one of these!

  2. Cute! I love this idea! Once I have my own place, I will definitely have to give this a try!

    decked out in ruffles

  3. You know I love a DIY project! When I saw this on IG I thought you used fabric. I love the yellow in the kitchen so much I painted my coffee bar that color. I'm always afraid to buy mugs from the thrift store because I know once I start I can't stop...there are so many cool ones! Awesome job!

  4. That's really cute -- and maybe it will let me start buying mugs again, since my husband and I have nowhere to store them currently. :)

  5. This is such a cute way to show off your mugs!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. What a great way to show off your mugs! And it saves on cupboard space, bonus!

  7. Thank you for your comments, I appreciate them so much! This DIY project is awesome and your mugs are adorable!

  8. I can't resist buying cute mugs or teacups haha. This DIY is such a great idea!


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