29 Creative DIY Pallet Coffee Mug Holders That You Can Make Easily

29 Creative DIY Pallet Coffee Mug Holders That You Can Make Easily

pallet coffee mug holder

Do you find it laborious to organize your coffee mugs? If so you need a coffee mug holder. And you need not buy one since you can make a simple and functional one with scrap wood pallets.

Wood pallets are one of those materials that every DIYers or hobbyist should have around as there are countless things that you can use them to build.

With some of these wood pallets and a few hours to spare you can make a DIY pallet coffee mug holder that will not only help you organize your cups but is also decorative.

In this piece, we have gathered 30 different cost-effective and easy-to-build DIY mug rack ideas to help you make that perfect cup holder for your kitchen.

After you've used one of these ideas to make your DIY coffee mug holder, come back and browse my other free building plans so you can build a wine rack, pallet coffee table, floating shelf, pallet bar, pallet wood wall, wooden pallet deck, and many more.

Easy Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

This coffee cup holder will only require you to spend a few dollars on paint, hooks, and stencils. All the hooks that you need for this project will cost about $20. But if you already have them, then this is a free DIY mug rack project for you.

The pallet coffee hanger is about 20.75x25 inches, and so you will only need a quarter of the standard size wood pallet.

For this project, most of the work goes into cutting the pallet to the size that you want. And besides, from this, you only need to clean, paint and put the hooks. The tutorial provides pictures and text tutorial for doing all these things, and there is also a tool and materials list.

2. DIY Wooden Pallet Coffee Mug Rack

DIY Wooden Pallet Coffee Mug Rack

There is nothing much or complicated you need to do to implement this coffee mug holder plan from 101 Pallet Ideas. With a sander or sandpaper, about 16 hooks and some spray paint you have almost everything you need.

The text description and the few pictures on the article provide all the information you need to build this coffee mug holder for your kitchen wall.

3. The Lavish Homemade Mug Holder

The Lavish Homemade Mug Holder

If you prefer a more decorative mug holder that will complement your kitchen decor here is a simple DIY idea for you.

It has 10 hooks to ensure that it can hold several coffee mugs. But, the dark chocolate shade with a subtle rustic look is what gives it an appealing look.

The painting takes most of the work on this project because the sanding and screwing the hooks is quite straightforward.

4. $5 DIY Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

$5 DIY Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

If you have lots of coffee mugs, this project is for you. It entails cutting down a 42x42 inches pallet to create enough space to accommodate 20 hooks.

This coffee mug holder idea by Annie Kearns of the Mama Dweeb blog is one of my favorites as it is not only easy to make but also accommodates lots of cups.

The screws are probably the only thing you need to buy, and you can get about 20 of them for $5 at Walmart.

5. Homemade Pallet Tea Rack with Coffee Mug Holders

Homemade Pallet Tea Rack with Coffee Mug Holders

Whether you are a tea or coffee person, this project will impress you. It not only creates a lot of extra space for all your tea dishes and spices but also some holders for your coffee mugs.

This rack feature 3 storage sections and the hooks for holding your coffee cups are at the bottom. And apart from the free pallets you also need some screws and S-hooks.

For the finishing, you should leave it with the natural rustic look of the pallets.

6. DIY Mug Rack with a Shelf

DIY Mug Rack with a Shelf

Before you throw out those old pallets that you think are worthless, you should know that they can still create some beautiful items for your home. This mug rack with a shelf is a perfect example of this.

For this repurposed mug rack project you will only need to add a board at the bottom of the shelf to create a shelf. And so besides from the pallet, you will just need a small leftover board, some screws, and hooks for the mugs.

This Prodigal Pieces tutorial uses pictures and text to explain the building process and should take only a few hours to implement.

7. Cute and Simple Coffee Nook

Cute and Simple Coffee Nook

I love the way this coffee mug holder project works with the space that is there without making adjustments. It is a pretty straightforward project as it is all about screwing some rails and hooks on a wall.

You can get all the materials that you need for this project from IKEA for just a few dollars. And it only takes most people a few minutes to assemble the coffee nook as there is nothing much to do apart from driving in a few screws.

With the step by step pictures and text instruction, anyone can build these coffee mug holders.

8. Easiest DIY Coffee Mug Holder                    

Easiest DIY Coffee Mug Holder

With one small leftover board, some screw hooks and paint you can make this simple coffee mug holder. You can use one board from a pallet or buy it (very cheap) from your local hardware store.

There are lots of pictures on this Pennywise Cook tutorial to guide you when implementing this project. And besides, from the painting, there is little to do.

This coffee mug holder should only take a few hours to build and will only cost a few dollars at most.

9. Easy $12 Homemade Coffee Mug Holder

Easy $12 Homemade Coffee Mug Holder

This coffee mug holder project uses one pegboard, 20 hooks, and some spray paint. All these items will cost about $12 hence making this a cheap and easy DIY project.

Once your paint your pegboard there is nothing much to, and so this is a quick project.

But what I like most about this coffee mug holder is that you can add in more hooks or change the position of the existing ones effortlessly.

10. Freestanding DIY Coffee Cup Rack

Freestanding DIY Coffee Cup Rack

If you do not have a wall to put your coffee cup hanger, you can build a freestanding one like this. It uses some old pallets and scrap wood, and so it is an inexpensive project.

You will also need to do some sanding to clean your pallets and gray stain to give them a facelift. And besides, from this, you only need to spend a few dollars on the screw in hooks.

The material list, text tutorial, and pictures on this Chubby Bunny article should give you enough inspiration on how to make the pallet coffee mug holder.

11. 5-cup Pallet Coffee Rack with Twisted Spoons

5-cup Pallet Coffee Rack with Twisted Spoons

You do not always need to spend some cash to buy screw in hooks for your pallet coffee mug holder. It is possible to make one with things you already have in the house such as spoons.

This 5-cup pallet coffee rack uses some twisted spoons to make some unique and functional hooks, and you will only need a few pieces of pallet wood.

The rustic look is also simple to achieve with some dark stain. And everything from staining to nailing the twisted spoons takes just a few minutes.

12. Multi-Colored Pallet Coffee Cup Rack

Multi-Colored Pallet Coffee Cup Rack

A multi-colored coffee cup holder like this one provides an easy way to display your mugs and also adds some color to your kitchen wall.

It uses a few pallet wood pieces to form a board that you should then paint with at least three different colors to create the multicolored look.

There is a small shelf for storing and displaying your cute cups and four hooks for hanging others.

13. Simple DIY Pallet Mug Holder with and Adorable Quote

Simple DIY Pallet Mug Holder with and Adorable Quote

Although this coffee mug holder idea from Exploring Domesticity is straightforward to implement, the mug rack is still very functional and with an adorable look.

This coffee mug holder includes an adorable quote from Johnny Cash, but you can always use any other quote that you like.

Cutting and assembling the pallet wood pieces should only take a few minutes. And although you can sand and stain them you should live them in their natural rustic look for a more authentic finish.

14. Upcycled Pallet Coffee Mug Holder

Upcycled Pallet Coffee Mug Holder

This fast and easy coffee mug holder design uses just one piece of pallet wood. The project is very straightforward, and the sanding is the only things that will take a significant amount of time.

Despite this being one of the most straightforward coffee mug hanger projects the Reuse Grow Enjoy tutorials still provide detailed text tutorial and pictures. And there is also a tool and material list.

The only cash you might need to spend on this project is for buying the hooks which are also quite inexpensive.

15. 8 –Step Rustic Coffee Mug Hanger

8 –Step Rustic Coffee Mug Hanger

The rustic look is what sets this coffee cup holder apart from many others. It looks fantastic, and it will be an excellent addition to your kitchen walls.

Although it has a total of 15 hooks, you can make them fewer or more by increasing or reducing the space between the hooks.

The tutorial uses pictures and some 8-step text instructions to explain everything you need to do to make the coffee mug hanger including the assembly, painting and adding the letters.

16. DIY Pallet Coffee Station

DIY Pallet Coffee Station

You will only need one standard size pallet to make this cute and handy coffee station as it only uses 4 boards and a couple of scrap wood for bracing.

When you assemble the pallets and scrap wood, you should have a board that is about 14x24 inches. And the only other step is to paint the board and put the hooks.

There is also a hanging basket that you can use to hold your k-cups and so with this coffee station you will have everything you need to make coffee in one place.

17. Oak Pallet Wood Coffee Cup Rack

Oak Pallet Wood Coffee Cup Rack

This coffee cup rack comes from a fabulous oak pallet. And because it is just a small rack you can make two from one pallet.

You should start by cutting the pallet in half to create the two equal pieces for your coffee cup racks. The next and probably the only time-consuming part is sanding them and staining.

The only other thing you need to do is to screw in the hooks. This My Repurposed Tutorial provides clear direction and pictures to explain how to do all this.

18. Quick and Easy DIY Coffee Mug Display

Quick and Easy DIY Coffee Mug Display

Even if you do not have a pallet lying around it is still possible to build a beautiful coffee mug holder with 1x2s, 1x3s and 2x4s like this one.

This project is all about measuring and cutting your small wood pieces and joining them with brad nails and wood glue. The Shanty2Chic tutorial provides pictures and text explanation on what to do.

If you have some leftover wood pieces, this is an inexpensive project for you as you only need to buy the hooks and paint.

19. Vintage Coffee Cup Holder from Deck Boards

Vintage Coffee Cup Holder from Deck Boards

You need a total of six deck boards for this project. And they are inexpensive to buy if you do not have some in the workshop.

The vintage look comes from the choice of staining, and it should also be easy to figure out. And since there is not a lot of construction the pictures and short description on this tutorial should be enough to guide you

20. DIY Rustic 5 Coffee Cup Holder

DIY Rustic 5 Coffee Cup Holder

Here is a simple solution for storing your favorite coffee mugs. It is a simple pallet wood project that will not take up a lot of your time, and you will not need to spend any significant amount of cash.

All you need is to make a simple square shape with a few pallet boards, add some metal hooks and finish by hanging the coffee cup holder on your wall.

The natural look of the pallets is enough to give them a rustic look, and you will only need to do some light sanding to clean them.

21. Colorful Spoon Hook Pallet Coffee Mug Holder

Colorful Spoon Hook Pallet Coffee Mug Holder

Here is another pallet coffee mug holder that uses some twisted spoons for the hooks. It is also an inexpensive project that only requires about 5 spoons and three pallet wood pieces.

For the colorful designs, you will need some mod podge, paint, and printed paper. Although transferring the patterns and painting takes most of the work it is still easy to achieve.

This pallet coffee mug holder should only take a few hours on a Saturday morning or afternoon and a small budget.

22. Easy Cabinet Door DIY Mug Rack

Easy Cabinet Door DIY Mug Rack

If you have a stash of cabinet doors that you are still trying to figure out what to do with here is a fantastic project for you.

Here you will only need to paint a couple of the cabinet doors with white and black paints and write a few words. For each of the coffee mug racks, you should add some hooks with a contrasting color to create an appealing design.

The My Repurposed Life tutorial provides some pictures and a short description on what you need to create these charming coffee mug holders.

23. Tall Triangle Coffee Cup Display

Tall Triangle Coffee Cup Display

This tall coffee mug holder will not only help to free up your cabinet but also provides an aesthetically appealing way to display your coffee cups.

The article does not provide any instructions on how to make it, but the picture is enough to give you some inspiration. With some pallet boards and scrap lumber, you can build this cute white coffee cup display.

24. Cheap Scrap Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

Cheap Scrap Pallet Coffee Cup Holder

The natural look of your old pallets is enough to give your pallet coffee rack that appealing vintage appearance you desire. For this particular project, they are also in two different colors.

If your pallets already have some color, you only need to clean and sand them before joining them and putting the hooks. But, even if you have to paint them this will still be a cheap and easy project for you.

The materials list and project description on this tutorial should be enough to get you started.

25. Classy Vintage Coffee Mug Holder

Classy Vintage Coffee Mug Holder

Nothing beats a vintage or rustic look when making a wooden item for your kitchen. For this project, it is about making a vintage pallet coffee mug holder that will stand out in any kitchen.

With your small pallet, paint and Coffee Roasters stencils you can have a beautiful coffee mug hanger like this one in your kitchen.

Most of the work goes into painting the pallet to give it a vintage look, and besides from this you only need to put the hooks and hang it.

26. House Shaped DIY Coffee Mug Shelf

House Shaped DIY Coffee Mug Shelf

Aesthetic appeal is always a top priority for most people when building anything. This house shaped coffee mug has all the charm you can wish for, and so it is a perfect addition to your kitchen.

Since it is a small wooden piece, you will not need a lot of materials. It uses some 1x4s, and you also need wood glue and stain. There are lists of all the supplies and tools that you need

Once you gather the necessary supplies and tools, the 6-step text instructions and pictures will guide you when making the shelves.

27. Simple Hanging Coffee Mug Rack

Simple Hanging Coffee Mug Rack

If you do not have some free time to build a DIY coffee mug holder you can go for a simple and inexpensive one like this.

This hanging mug rack has an all wire design, and you will not need to do much besides from hanging it on your empty wall.

But like most people what I like most about this rack is that it can accommodate a lot of cups. And so it will be perfect for anyone that loves to collect coffee mugs.

28. Homemade Repurposed Pallet Coffee Mug Rack

Homemade Repurposed Pallet Coffee Mug Rack

Pallets are fun and easy to work with, and you do not even need a lot of woodworking experience to create a beautiful piece like this one. Here most of the work goes into transferring the words to the pallets using stencils.

This project requires you to take the pallets apart and stain them before reassembling. And once you do this they will be ready for the stencil work and hooks.

Although there are only 4 hooks for the coffee mugs, there is enough space to add a lot more.

29. Gold Coffee Cup Hooks for Kitchen Shelves

Gold Coffee Cup Hooks for Kitchen Shelves

You do not always need pallets and to do a lot of construction and staining to make coffee mug holders.

With some gold hooks and a hammer, you can get enough and convenient storage for all your coffee mugs.

All you need is to screw your gold cup hooks on the top boards in your kitchen shelves, and you will have some cute and functional DIY coffee holder.

The pictures and description on this Penelope’s Oasis article provide more comprehensive details on how to make these DIY coffee cup hangers.

There you have it, simple ways to build coffee mug holders. We love hearing from you and would like to know if you have tried making a DIY mug rack.

What was the experience like? Did you enjoy using pallets? Kindly drop us your views and comments below.