My Father-in-law plays in a band as a hobby and has quite a few guitars. Most of them are stored in their cases or leaning up against other items in the house. So, as a gift, I decided to make him some custom DIY guitar wall hangers that are shaped like a guitar pick! These were very easy to make and also did not take long. So, if you are in need of a gift for a music-lover, these are the perfect DIY creation that you can customize to any theme you like, the possibilities are endless!
DIY Guitar Hanger Materials:
|1 half sheet||1/2″ Plywood|
|Guitar Hangers||Dark Walnut Wood Stain|
|Interior Water-Based Polyurethane||Paint Pens||Carbon Transfer Paper|
DIY Guitar Hanger Instructions:
First, print a picture of the outline of a guitar pick in Microsoft Excel (this will allow you to print the picture across multiple pieces of paper). You can expand the pic to any size you like (use the view ruler option in Excel so you can tell what the dimensions of your picture are prior to printing). Once all pages have printed, align the pages so the picture lines up and then tape the sheets of paper together.
Next, place a 1/2 sheet of 1/2″ plywood onto sawhorses or another type of raised surface. Place a piece of carbon transfer paper on top of the plywood, and then trace the image of the guitar pick outline onto the plywood.
Next, using a jig saw, cut out the traced guitar pick shaped pieces of wood, and then sand until smooth. Apply a coat of Dark Walnut Stain and let dry.
While the stain is drying, print out the copies of the images you want as the design on the wood guitar holder backing.
Next, place the printed images over the pick-shaped wood pieces and lightly tape the paper to the wood pieces. Using a pen or pencil, trace the image pressing hard enough to leave an indentation on the wood pieces.
Once the entire image has been traced, begin filling in the tracing with the paint pens.
Once the paint has completely dried, coat each board in three coats of interior polyurethane, letting each coat dry between applications.
Next, once the polyurethane is dry, install the purchased guitar hangers onto the wood backing (I also installed a small pick storage container at the top of one of the boards).
Once the guitar hangers have been installed, you’ll have some beautiful, custom guitar hangers.
These are easy and fun DIY projects that make excellent gifts for family or friends who are into music. Have you created any unique project for hanging or organizing your musical instruments? If so, I would love to hear about them in the comments!