Mum shares 'amazing' $9 Kmart hack for daughter's bedroom

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A mum has shared an "amazing" hack using Kmart's popular $9 wall hooks that has brightened up her daughter's bedroom.

Jessica Brouwer shared her Kmart hack with Yahoo Lifestyle, revealing she'd transformed the wall hooks into a beautiful feature on her five-year-old daughter's wall by reconfiguring the shape.

Jessica Brouwer shared her Kmart hack, revealing she'd transformed the wall hooks into a beautiful feature on her five-year-old daughter's wall by reconfiguring the shape. Photo: Supplied

The wall hooks are described on the Kmart website as something you can hang keys, an umbrella or clothes on, with the product able to hold five kilograms. However, Jess' hack has made the product functional and pretty.

The mum-of-three explained, "I took it apart by removing all the screws at the back, then reconfigured it into the shape of a heart and screwed it back together. So simple!

"I hung it up in my daughters room with some adhesive tape, added her favourite scrunchies and now it’s a beautiful feature and a great scrunchie storage solution!"

Jessica explained, "I took it apart by removing all the screws at the back, then reconfigured it into the shape of a heart and screwed it back together. So simple!" Photos: Supplied

When asked how she came up with the idea, Jessica said, "I wanted to hang the hooks in her bedroom but wanted to make it into more of a feature so I just pulled it apart and experimented with different shapes, and the heart worked perfectly."

Unsurprisingly, her daughter loved the new addition to her room, "[She] absolutely loved it, her exact words were, 'Thanks mum that is so cool!'"

Jess also shared the hack on her Instagram page with one follower commenting, "Such a great idea!"

Another added, "Cutest way I’ve ever seen one hung!" A third added, "So cute, I love it!"

Jessica is no stranger to upcycling, hacks or even creating homewares herself, and has shared a number of her projects to Instagram, including a dream catcher that she created and hung up in her daughter's room.

"I quite often look at Kmart pieces and think up other ways to use it or make it look more unique," she explained to us.

In one Instagram post Jessica shared an organising trick for her children's play room where she realised the Kmart wood look desk organiser fits into her Bunnings cube storage unit where she can now store "all the little bits & pieces that were awkward to store".

She wrote, "Something pretty cool I discovered last night while I was organising the kids toy room is that the @kmartaus wood look desk organiser fits perfectly in a cube storage unit (ours is from @bunnings same size as the IKEA ones).

"All the little bits & pieces that were awkward to store like the little wooden puzzles, card games, dominos, Disney tiles, lego books etc I use to have in a cube box but the kids would tip the whole thing over everytime they wanted something so last night I sorted them into this desk organiser and seriously it’s like it was made for them!

"The only thing I ‘changed’ was the back divider insert which I took out to allow for more useable space. Oh and when I bought it (originally for homeschooling) I purposely put it together the opposite way to the pic on the box as it worked better, not because I didn’t read the instructions properly."

One follower called the tip "life changing", and jokingly adding, "If you saw my sons room you’d understand."

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