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Small pot plant basket and towel hanging off green wall.

Overview

Add impact and create an architectural focal point in your room by installing decorative hooks. They're easy to install, functional and can also be used to display all sorts of interesting things.

Tools and materials

Steps

1Gather Your Tools

Collect all the tools you'll need for the job, as listed above.
All the tools required to put a hook in a wall

2Decide where you'd like your hook to go

Once you've got a spot, take your backing plate and your pencil and mark where your screws will go.

Person marking wall with pencil, to indicate where the wall hook will go.

3Drill pilot holes

Using your drill, drill some pilot holes for your screws. We've used wall mates for our hook (as we're not mounting over a wall stud) – you can grab some from Bunnings, or from your hook kit if they come with them. Make sure your drill bit is slightly smaller than the width of your wallmates. Manually push the wallmates in.

Person wearing safety glasses drilling into wall.

4Screw your backing plate in

Once your wall mates are in, you're ready to screw your backing plate in – use your drill for this bit.

Person pushing plastic screw into hole in the wall.

5Place your hook on the wall

Once in place, tighten with an Allen key. If you don't have one, fear not! You can buy a nifty set, they come complete with every size key you'll ever need. Trust us – they're a godsend.

Person attaching black hook to wall.

6Time to hang out

Your hook is up! And you can now use it to hang towels or clothes, or get creative and use it as a pot hanger or for fairy lights. Just make sure you don't exceed the maximum weight recommended.

Person hanging towel on wall using a hook.

7Watch more from the series

For more simple D.I.Y. inspiration check out the full episode from Make It Yours Bathroom Makeover by Shayden and Georgia.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.