Ginger Snap Crafts: fab friday {#4 backpack hooks}

fab friday {#4 backpack hooks}

I actually shared this one at the Brassy Apple last month when I was
helping out with her fabulous Back to "Cool" series. {So fun!}
[So if you caught it there…you had a little sneak peak!}
 
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Most of you know that I have 5 kiddos....3 of which are in school. 
So we have to be organized to control all the clutter
that goes along with going back to school.
Today I'm going to share my {#4 back to school help}.
Remember I’m counting down to #1…so make sure you follow along!
 
A cute & easy backpack hang out
  
 
We went from this to this...aah...so much better!
 
Last year my kiddos would come in from the bus
& just drop their backpacks right on the floor in front of the door...grrrr!
We were always tripping over backpacks, & it was hard to open the door.
 
So my solution was to make this "hang out" for all the backpacks.
 
 
All you need is a piece of wood {mine measures about 8 inches by 3 feet},
paint, 4 hooks, vinyl lettering & a few screws.  That's it. :)
 
 
I painted my board black, and then after it dried
I had my handy dandy husband attach the hooks.
 
 
Backpacks are HEAVY!  {Shouldn't there be a weight limit?}
So we used our stud finder to make sure we were in the right spot.
We attached the board low on the wall, so that the backpacks touch the floor.
I didn't want all the weight on my hooks just in case.
My hubby screwed the board into the wall.  I filled the holes with wood putty.
Let it dry, then sanded it & touched up the paint.
 
 
Then I attached some vinyl lettering that said:
 
{hang backpacks here, please}
 
There you go...all done!
 
 
Wait…we need some backpacks! 
 
 
Now we’re done!
 
Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!
 
 
 
 
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23 comments:

  1. I really love it! My parents had a similar system when I was growing up. Organization is crucial in a big family :)

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  2. I love this . Im getting readt to start My entry way project and I might have to make a smaller hook just for the little ones backpacks/. Thanks for posting
    Brooke
    www.getouttamyheadplease.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this! You always have such a great things posted here. Your house must be gorgeous!

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  4. Very cute! Great idea hanging it low. I'm sure the studs thank you! :-)

    Dana
    craftedniche.wordpress.com

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  5. A great idea to keep the chaos to a minimum. Thanks!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking
    A Mother Seeking...

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  6. Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

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  7. Cute idea!
    I can't even imagine 5 kids!
    I was one of 3 growing up and I myself only have 2 one is graduated and the other just started high school.So,I guess I have it easy.
    I bet there is never a dull moment in you home, lol!

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  8. Looks great! I recently did something similar, but I love your addition of vinyl.

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  9. Thank you very much for sharing this @ Show & Share! I appreciate the support, friend!

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  10. Great idea Ginger. I love how you hung them low so they are so easily accessible for the kids! Thanks so much for linking up the The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my facebook page. Have a great weekend!
    jenn :)

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  11. Fantastic idea! I need to do this...

    Would love to have you stop over sometime...

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  12. I am so doing this...great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love this idea Ginger...the only problem is that I don't have a wall to put it on....grrr! I need to come up with something though because the backpacks really do get in the way! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack last week!

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  14. Awww how sweet - great idea!

    Please feel free to link your backpack hooks up to my Make Yourself Monday blog hop! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  15. This is great! I featured it today, feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/09/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_21.html

    DaNita

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  16. The words totally make the project - I love it!!

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  17. Bought all I needed to copy this today... except the vinyl lettering! Where do I find it??? (Thank you! LOVE this idea!)

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