When you look at a wood palate what is the first thing you think? Firewood? I think of coat racks, end tables, headboards, shelves, and so on and so forth. I could go on for days. I have been looking for a long time to find just the right coat rack that would serve its purpose and be unique and fit in with the rustic décor that I have come to love so much. As a wife and mother to 3 awesome kids I have had to become thrifty. Plus, I just can’t handle the thought of spending over $100 on something that I’m sure I could make for a tiny fraction of that. I’m trying to feed a family of 5 on a budget and that $100 buys a lot of food, you know what I mean? Anyway, here’s how you can make a great rustic coat rack for less than $20…… Here is what you’ll need: 1 piece of wood from a pallet. Pick your favorite. 4 mason jars Clothesline cut into 4 pieces. Several screws 3 hook sets or pegs to hang your coats on. Glue How it’s Done: First, I disassemble a wood pallet. You only need one piece of wood for this project. Then, place screws in the wood where you’ll want your mason jars hung leaving them about a ½ inch above the wood surface. Place a thin line of glue where the clothesline will be on the mason jar. You want to clothesline to be long enough to wrap around the screw once and then tie tightly around the mason jar. Wrap the center of each piece of clothesline around the screw and then tie securely to the mason jar where the glue is. This is how the mason jars will hang. ( You can use wire, twine, pipe clamps, etc. instead of clothes line if you would rather.) Then, in between each mason jar place one of your hooks or pegs using the hardware they come with. My coat rack cost less than $7 from start to finish. You can place candles, flowers, keys, etc. in the mason jars to further embellish it. You could glue clothes pins on part of to hang pictures or important reminders on. Remember, use your creativity! Happy Crafting!