A pretty dope statement piece of decor for the bold or a pretty dope decor piece for Halloween! Work great these finger shaped wall hooks! Below for the diy tutorial!
I love the idea of decorative home objects shaped in body parts (no dicks tho, this isn’t a kitschy bachelorette party Tiffany haha), like these hand-shaped trinket dishes, or a face-shaped planter… Or, in this case middle, not index, middle fingers haha turned in wall hooks holding stuff. I fell in love with these from the moment I started making them cause I knew they were gonna turn out totally rad. I actually made them quite a while ago, but things got in the way of me finding them the right place for them.
What’s also fun and random is that when I made these, they reminded me of Dexter’s season 1 with the fingers with different colored nail polish.. If you haven’t seen it and you’d wanna, I’m gonna stop, I wouldn’t wanna ruin it with a spoiler… But, for those of you that have seen it, don’t these fingers wall hooks remind you of the show’s first season? I totally loved that season, it was a mind-blowing one! And, there’s more! Like I said I finished these wall hooks like months ago (May or June something like that, not sure), and I’m totally accidentally sharing the diy tutorial now, I wanted to since forever, but I’m sharing it now well in Halloween season. Spooky coincidence t’was.
Anyways, let’s get to how to actually make the fingers wall hooks yourself!
Fingers Wall Hooks DIY.
– White Polymer Clay (you need around 3 – 3.5 cm diameter ball for each finger + nail)
– Clay Blades
– Acrylic Paint (colors of your choosing for finger + nails)
– Wall Hooks
– Glue Gun
1. Warm the clay with your hands before shaping it. Once it’s soften, make as much rolls from it as you’d want to have finger-shaped wall hooks. I made each roll around 7.5 – 8 cm long, and around 1 – 1.5 cm diameter (the bottom is thicker that the finger tip).
2. Start shaping it so that it resembles a bent finger ready to hold stuff haha. I think I’m doing a pretty swell job explaining this particular project to you haha. All jokes aside tho, that’s pretty much it. You use your fingers to turn the roll into a finger, that’s it.
3. Take a small piece of clay, roll it and press it so that it’s kinda flat and around 2 mm thick. With your clay blades cut nail-shaped pieces (as much as you need). Adjust the nail & press it tightly, but at the same time gently (I swear this is not sex talk haha) so that the nail is stuck to the finger. (when I say nail in this step I’m talking about the nail that will go on the finger, not the nail that goes in a wall, which was mentioned above, just so there’s no confusion, even tho tbh I may ne a little confused here haha)
4. Make a hole in the bottom of the finger so that the wall nails fit. Make sure that the holes can not only fit wall hooks, but are also a little larger than the hooks. The fingers might get tighter once baked, so you wanna make sure your nails (hooks) will fit at the end.
5. Bake according to instructions of the clay you’re using.
6. Paint the fingers + the nails and let dry.
7. Put the hooks in the wall where you want them. Put glue (with glue gun) in the hole of the clay finger and fit the hook in it. Done.
I love that these are now right at the entrance of this room and are making a statement as soon as someone walks in! Are you making one of these yourself? Where will you put it (haha I thought of Friends, comment if you get it!)? Don’t forget to use #artysdiylife when you’re sharing your finger shaped wall hooks (or any other project inspired by this blog) on social media, so I can find it and see it!
BTW, this print “This Must be the Place” you’re seeing on these photos is part of September’s Email Fun, meaning it can be yours in a downloadable version for you to print and hang. Just leave your email & I’ll send it to you. And I promise, my emails are not spammy or anything, I only send out emails like once a month, and they’re packed with fun stuff (see previous email fun stuff for June, July, August, September).
Wasn’t this PINTERESTING?