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How to Make Custom "S" Hooks

By: Phil B from instructables.com
How to Make Custom S Hooks
How to Make Custom S Hooks
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This DIY hooks tutorial is perfect for the thrifty, advanced DIY-er. Learn How to Make Custom "S" Hooks to fit all of your crafting needs. Sometimes it's difficult finding the right size S hooks, and even then, they can get expensive at hardware stores. But with this tutorial, you can make your own on a budget, and you can make sure they come out perfect each time. There are six steps to making your own hooks, so it's surprisingly quick to make a few at a time. After this tutorial, you'll always have "S" hooks on hand.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft

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Project TypeLearn a Technique

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My first name starts with an "S," so while this tutorial serves as a GREAT practical item for around the house... my narcissism demands that I hang S hooks all over my home just in case guests forget whose home they're in. These S hooks, then, are practical AND decorative. )

My brother was JUST talking about needing some S hooks. Good to see there are instructions for them. Now is as good a time as any to try our hand at these.

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