Fun Projects

eLHooks offer a great way to make fun hooks for you and the kids.

The broad face of the eLhook is perfect for stickers, decals and labels. You can buy all sorts of appliques at your local craft store. Or you can print you own decals from you computer by using Avery decal or label sheets. See Examples below. Decorated eLhooks might keep clothes off the floor so let’s have some fun

You can mount refrigerator magnets, Hallmark figures and lots of other objects to the face of the eLhooks. Shop Amazon for an unlimited range of these decorative items. Buy either the small WHITE Command or the small CLEAR refill strips for mounting items to the eLhook face. White Command strips are little thicker than the clear Command strips. You can also cut Command strips into smaller pieces to accommodate smaller decorations. See Examples below:

Example: Chunky Magnets

  1. Buy a Chunky Magnet from Aquarius on Amazon. Chunky Magnets from Aquarius look really cool and there are lots of fun choices. Also buy a pack of small size Command WHITE “refill” strips.
  2. Apply a small Command refill strip to the hook face. “Refill” packs of small clear or small white strips are available on Amazon and at home centers and office supplies.
  3. Press chunky magnet firmly into Command strip. The Command strip holds quite strongly.

Example: Refrigerator Magnets

  1. Buy 1.25 inch diameter refrigerator magnets from Amazon etc. Many types are available such as Super Heroes and all sorts of other images including classic art from famous artists, popular icons and famous and fun quotations etc. Also buy a “refill” pack of small Command CLEAR mounting strips.
  2. Apply small Command clear mounting strips to hook face. “Refill” packs of small clear strips are available on Amazon and at home centers and office supplies.
  3. Press magnet firmly to mounting strip on hook face. Command strips hold strongly!

Example: Hallmark ornament figures

  1. Buy a “refill” pack of small WHITE Command adhesive strips. Available at home centers, office supply store and Amazon.
  2. Buy a Hallmark figure that can be stuck to the Command sticky strip. You need something with a fairly flat back side to make contact with the Command sticky strip.
  3. Using a pliers carefully remove the little eyehook from the top of the ornament figure.
  4. Apply the Command strip to the hook and then press the figure firmly onto the Command strip. You will find that the Command strips hold very strongly.

Example: Semi Permanent stickers/labels printed from your computer.

This is a pretty inexpensive and easy method for making stickers and labels that adhere to the eLhook face in a semi­ permanent way.

  1. Buy a pack Avery #22806 2” X 2” labels
  2. Go to Avery.com and click on the free Avery online printing program.
  3. Download an image from Google Images or Avery etc.
  4. Import the image into the Avery program and print the images on the Avery #22806 2” x 2” label sheet according to the simple instructions. It usually looks best to print your image “edge to edge” on the Avery sticker using the entire 2” by 2” area. This allows you to wrap the image around the sides of the eLhook just a little bit for a very neat and finished look.
  5. Put a piece of clear 2 inch wide packaging tape on the eLhook face before you put on the Avery sticker. Wrap the tape around the back side of the eLhook about 1/8 inch. The tape makes removing the sticker much less tedious. Packaging tape is easy to remove and it won’t affect the performance of the Command mounting strips.
  6. Carefully place the Avery sticker over the clear packaging tape and then install the Command strips on the back side of the eLhook. It’s OK to place the Command mounting strips over the part of the sticker and tape that you already wrapped around on the back side

Example: Easily Removable/Restickable labels/stickers printed from you computer.

  1. Buy a pack Avery #22806 2” X 2” labels and also a pack of Avery #3383 repositionable Decal sheets from Amazon or your local office supply.
  2. Go to Avery.com and click on the free Avery online printing program.
  3. Download an image from Google Images or Avery etc.
  4. Import the image into the Avery program and print the images on the #22806 2” x 2” label sheet according to the simple instructions.
  5. Peel off your Avery 22806 2” x 2” labels/stickers, apply them onto an Avery Removable Decal sheet and then cut out your labels or stickers. This is a lot easier than printing directly on the decals sheets because the 2” x 2” stickers are already the correct size and are much easier to cut out nice and square.
  6. Apply your 2” x 2” sticker/decal on the hook so it wraps around the sides of the hook just a bit with only about 1/16 to 1/8th inch overlaps on back face of the hook. This is so it doesn’t interfere with the Command strips much. This wrapping method provides a really cool look and makes it much easier to get a good looking result. Finish by installing the Command mounting strips onto the back of the eLhook

Example: Painted eLhooks.

HAND PAINTING: Easy. Using small brushes and latex or craft store paints you can hand decorate your eLhooks with your own custom art or your own choice of colors.

SPRAY PAINTING: Not as easy. Requires some skill, time and a bit of effort. Spraying requires safety precautions. Adults only!
SAFETY FIRST! PUT ON YOUR SAFETY MASK AND FILTER!

A well ventilated work area is absolutely required. Never spray near any combustion source, flame or sparks. Follow ALL cautions and directions on your spray can. WEAR A FILTER MASK AND EYE PROTECTION!

  1. Buy top quality spray paint. Rustoleum metallics look great.
  2. Choose an area to work that overspray will not leave a mess. Choose wisely.
  3. Set the hook on a board or other similar surface that you can easily rotate.
  4. Read and follow ALL directions on spray paint can. Safety First !
  5. Using a light sweeping motion, start spraying before the hook and stop after the hook.If you start or finish the spray right on the hook you will get ugly runs.
  6. Wait for 10 minutes drying time. Then rotate the board / eLhook and spray the remaining areas.This may take several rotations so be patient. The results are worth it.
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