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DIY Wall Mug Rack from Wood Pallet

DIY Wall Mug Rack from Wood Pallet

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DIY Mug Rack


Hey friends! Today I’m going to show you how to make your own wall mug rack for free.  I love to get FREE wood pallets from friends, stores, deliveries, etc., and use them to make cool, farmhouse type items that I can use every day.


The first set of pics shows you what I started with. Basically, it was a larger-type wood pallet that had equal space between the planks. To start with, I measured how wide I needed the mug rack to be once completed, marked it off, then used my jigsaw to cut the boards. I also added one extra wood plank to the bottom of the rack and attached it with metal joiner plates and screws. This provided a sturdy shelf to set things on (I forgot to take a picture of this step – my bad).

Next, I used my electric hand sander to sand all of the boards and make them smooth. Then, I picked out a light to medium wood stain color and stained the entire rack. After the stain was dry, I added lots of cup hooks (about five inches apart) to hold my mugs (specifically, Rae Dunn mugs). Next, I added the hanging hardware to the back of the mug rack. Using a stud finder, I found the studs in the wall and made sure the screws were securely in the wall. This is especially important for anything heavy (like this).

The next step was to figure out what I wanted to add to the mug rack to make it customized for me. I recently bought a Silhouette Cameo from, and let me tell ya, that thing has been a game changer for me. I absolutely LOVE it! I will probably do a future blog-post on how awesome this machine is. Anyway, I measured my top two boards, decided I wanted to put, “but first, Coffee,” and printed it out using my Cameo. The letters are vinyl and have a sticky backing, so after printing I peeled off the letters and slapped them on the top planks. Then, I went to town adding my Rae Dunn mugs, little handmade boxwood wreath, my DIY “Jesus, Coffee, and Dunn” sign (also, on Cameo), and then played around with different combinations for the bottom shelf. So, here is the final product:

What do you think of my DIY wall mug rack from wood pallets?  Seems super easy, right?  This is a project that anyone can start and complete in one day.  Once you’ve finished yours, send me pics!

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