Make a Pallet Wood Wall Rack {with stamped spoon hooks}

Hello Fox Hollow Cottage Readers! I’m Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage and I am beyond excited to be here!

I’m Going To Show You How-To Make a Pallet Wood Wall Rack {with stamped spoon hooks} today!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

While Shannon is away on a lovely vacation (sigh…), she asked if I’d like to share my new DIY Spoon & Pallet Hook Rack.

Yes ma’am! I sure would.

It’s easy, cheap and brought a ton of charm to our kitchen! Plus, it makes me happy!

DIY "faux" Stamped Spoon Hooks Pallet Wood Wall Rack

This was really very easy and provides so. much. character.

I started my spoon hunt weeks ago. I began scouring our local thrift stores for silver plated spoons. I begged. I pleaded. I begged some more. Luckily, they all knew me so it wasn’t too embarrassing… Or was it?

In the end, I was only able to find 1 (one) silver plated spoon. Ummm… pretty sure I would need more than 1 spoon to make a row of hooks. So, I went with my only other option: stainless steel spoons.

I knew stainless spoons would be more difficult to bend, flatten and stamp but it was a risk I was willing to take.

Working with a total “I’ll figure this out as I go” attitude, down to our workshop I went. I started by grabbing my spoons, a clamp and hammer.

First, I clamped the spoon to the workbench.

step 1 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I grabbed my hammer and relieved a little stress.

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Ummm… total side note… and completely optional… perhaps think about placing a scrap piece of wood underneath the spoon before hammering. After six spoons, you’ll have a lovely spoon shaped divot. That makes for a happy husband! (I’m dripping with sarcasm here…)

(Complete idiot moment…)

Once one side of the spoon was flattened, I moved the clamp down to the point where I wanted the start of my bend to begin, then I lifted up on the handle of the spoon to give it a slight bend.

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Then I searched the garage for a round metal rod. At first I couldn’t find a single thing, but then I saw a lovely tamper sitting in the corner and it was perfect. Meant to be, I tell ya.

I clamped the spoon to the rod and started to bend it around with the hammer.

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I kept turning the spoon around the rod…

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And kept turning it and hammering…


Once I had the correct bend, I used one spoon as a guide and curved each spoon to match the first one. Every spoon bent differently, even though they were all made of stainless steel.

To make sure the head of the spoon was flat, I placed the spoon on the bench and started pounding the opposite side of the spoon until it was as flat as possible.


With the spoon heads flattened, I marked the middle of the top and bottom of the spoon with a round sharpie dot.

I knew I would need to attach the spoons with small screws, so I grabbed our center punch and hammer and marked the spot with the center punch.

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Then I used our drill and started drilling each hole. This took a little time and A LOT of patience. Each stainless spoon was a different thickness, I even had one spoon that wouldn’t drill.

I now owe my husband a set of drill bits, as I broke 3 (three) of them on one spoon

At the last minute I had to rush down to thrift store and beg for another spoon. She’s back…

Once all the spoons were drilled, I grabbed my hammer and found the nearest pallet. I removed one of the boards and gave it a nice white wash finish with equal parts of white paint and water.


While it was drying, I tried my hand at stamping the spoons. After a few tries, I could see that it wasn’t going to happen. No way. The stainless was way too thick.

Said metal welding hubby said such thing wouldn’t work… I ignored him.

Using my backup plan instead, I wrote each word on the spoons with a fine point sharpie.


I had six spoons, so I picked six herbs: Dill, Thyme, Parsley, Sage, Basil, & Chive.

I grabbed some teeny tiny screws…


Made sure each spoon was evenly spaced on the pallet board, and began screwing them into place.


With all the screws in place, the hook rack was done.

Seriously, this is such a fun addition to our kitchen!

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It has a really happy personality…


And I love the addition of the herb words…

DIY Spoon & Pallet Hook Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

You really can’t even tell the words aren’t stamped…

DIY Spoon & allet Hook Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Spoon & Pallet Hook Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

The roughness of the pallet board combined with the sleek and shine of the spoons leaves my heart mushy.

Plus, you can still see the grain of the wood through the white wash finish. That tops it off for me. I mean, you all know we love a little wood grain around here…

So. Pretty.!

DIY Spoon & Pallet Hook Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

I had to bring back my apron and tea towel… they make it feel like mine.


I’ve seen something similar for around $60-$70 dollars…

I spent $1.00 on all the spoons, $1.00 on the screws, the pallet board was free, the tools were free, I had the paint and supplies on hand. This project literally cost me $2.00.

(And an eventual drill bit assortment… Hubby if you’re reading this, I’m on my way to the store right now…) (Wink.)



You’d never know…

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LOVE. THIS. PROJECT. Happiness all around!

And because I have DIY fever, I thought I’d share a few more projects that have made our house feel like home:

DIY Stackable Fruit Crates:


DIY Garden Globes:

DIY Garden Globes

DIY Fabric Wrapped Frame with Wire Mesh Fencing:

DIY Fabric Strip Frame with Wire Mesh | The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Herringbone Paint Stick Side Table Makeover:

Herringbone Side Table Makeover | The Wood Grain Cottage

Easy Two Sided Pillow:

Two Sided Pillow Tutorial I The Wood Grain Cottage

Breakfast Nook Plank Wall & Built In Bench:

Plank Wall I The Wood Grain Cottage

And our DIY Planked Sign:

DIY Sign | The Wood Grain Cottage

I’d love for you to stop by for a visit and say HI!

You can also connect with me on Facebook, Pinterest, & HomeTalk.

HUGE thanks to Shannon for having me today! It was SO. MUCH. FUN.!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Hi guys! Shannon here. I made sure to tell Shayna to include some of her other great projects while she was here and I am so glad she did! Lets you know you FOR SURE want to pop over to The Wood Grain Cottage and say and give her a follow so you don’t miss whatever she has in store for us next. I’m so happy you all got to meet her and check out this super chic & frugal spoon and palette rack. 

Shannon 00D0D0




  1. says

    Excellent tutorial on the bending, and now I know not to try to stamp stainless. I would of ignored my husband too.