Woodland Animal Hook Plans - Deer, Raccoon and Fox

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DIY woodland animal hooks - deer, raccoon and fox.  Free plans from ana-white.com

Just a couple of weeks until Christmas Morning now!!!

Jaime from That's My Letter and I are giving you a special gift this Holiday season - new plans every Friday for handmade gifts for children!!!


We hope you have been enjoying this series as much as we have!!!

You can check out all the projects here - many of them are small enough to bust out before Christmas morning still!

This weeks Handmade Holiday plan is simple enough for you to finish in a few hours, and cute enough to delight both children and Mom!

They are so adorable, you may just have a hard time hanging stuff on them!!!

You can check out TONS more photos and painting tips and details in Jaime's post over at That's My Letter, so head over there now!

See you back here for the plans!

Happy Holidays!

Ana + Fam

Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

1 - 1x2 @ 3 feet long
1/4" plywood scraps
1-1/2" long screws

Cut List

1 - 1x2 @ 26" long
1 - 1x2 @ 4" long
2 - 1x2 @ 2-1/2" long

Cutting Instructions

Print out the animal outlines PDF files below and trace on to 1/4" plywood. Cut out the animal shapes with a jigsaw.

Tape Measure
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

Cut out animal shapes from PDF printouts. Jaime has a very clever technique - check her tutorial out here.



Racoon PDF

Deer PDF




Then cut the 1x2 pieces and glue together as directed in the diagram above.

Step 2

Place the animal shapes over the 1x2 pieces, and predrill holes through eyes into the back plywood and 1x2. Attach with screws 1-1/2" long.

To hang, the back board is 26" long - so the 1x2 will reach between 2 studs.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.