Bring the outdoors inside: Make a rock shirt hanger

If you're looking to add a rustic and artsy touch to your decor, this shirt hanger with the surprising display of rocks as the the focal point brings a bit of the outdoors into your home. Two rocks on the ends hold shirts or lingerie, book-ending the two eye-catching center rocks.
With the metallic pens, you can create any design on the rocks. You also can use acrylic paint if you don't like metallic tones, or even cover the entire rock with color, which would go with an art deco theme. But if you're going for the rustic look, leave most of the rock exposed.
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Materials
- 4 smooth rocks, approximately 2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches high with flat bottoms
- Silver metallic pen
- Gold metallic pen
- 12-by-8-inch hardwood plank or board
- Square dowel, 1/2- or 3/4-inch diameter
- Hand or radial saw to cut dowel (not shown)
- Wood glue
- Ruler (not shown)
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
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Instructions
1. Draw and fill in with the silver pen a large circle on the center of each rock. When they're dry, draw and fill in with the gold pen a smaller circle within the silver circle on each rock. Let the rocks dry.
2. (Not shown) Cut off two 2-inch-long pieces of the dowel.
3. Turn the plank so it's horizontal. Make a mark 2 inches down and 2 inches in from the left corner. Repeat with the right corner.
4. Apply glue to one end of a 2-inch dowel. Press the glued end onto the left mark. Hold it in place for as long as the wood glue instructions specify. Repeat this step for the right mark.
5. Apply a large button of hot glue to the back of one rock and press the rock onto the exposed end of the glued-on dowel on the left side. Repeat for the right side.
6. Apply a large button of hot glue to the back of the two remaining rocks and press the rocks directly to the plank, equidistant from each other and the rocks on the dowels.
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7. Let the glue dry before mounting the plank to the wall.
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