Fishing Lure Wall Decor

I found this wood frame at my local Goodwill thrift store for $1.99. It was still in the original packaging and had never been used. Score! I loved the detailing on the wood frame and I knew it would be perfect for this project. Let’s get to the fishing lure wall decor.

Many of you may have heard me refer to my husband, Daniel, as “the Hubs.” I know many of you if you came over from my old blog know him by that name. Anyway, he has a kayak fishing group. In order to promote his tournaments, he has a website and a YouTube channel. 

He constructed a wall to use as a background when he records his videos. I thought a piece of fishing lure decor would look awesome on the wall. He also has a lot of old fishing lures just laying around that he does not use anymore.

Fishing Lures For Fishing Lure Wall Decor

I decided to use some of the fishing lures that he no longer used to make a piece of wall decor for his background wall. And the thrift store picture frame I had in my stash would be perfect.

Corkboard Back

I had to figure out something to use for the back of the fishing lure wall decor. The first thing that came to mind when thinking “fishing” was corks. A piece of corkboard would be perfect. I found this sheet at Hobby Lobby. It was $5.99 but was on sale for 40% off!

Now, I had to figure out how to attach the lures to the cork. As you can see in the photo above, I show furniture tacks. These did not work. They went straight through the corkboard.

Adding Fishing Lures To Corkboard

That’s when I decided to hot glue them to the corkboard using my Surebonder hot glue gun.

Painting Thrift Store Frame

I painted the frame black (because my husband’s branding colors are red and black) using Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar. It only took two coats. 

Distressing Thrift Store Frame

I then took a piece of 220 grit sandpaper and distressed the frame so the wood would peek through. 

After wiping off the dust, I then sprayed one coat of Polyacrylic to seal the paint. You can use wax, whatever you would like to seal the paint.

Adding The Cork To Frame

Cut the corkboard so that it would fit inside the frame. I only had to cut about an inch. I used a razor blade and cut it to size.

Add the piece of corkboard to the back of the frame and secure it in place with the photo frame tabs.

Next, lay your lures out on the corkboard in the layout you would like to use.

Note: I did not use the fatter lures or the plastic “frog” lure that you saw in the picture above. They were too bulky and did not lay flat. Use flat lures so that easily glue in place.

Glue lures using hot glue. Please wear gloves to protect your hands. I can’t tell you how many times the treble hooks poked me! Ouch!

Make sure you place your lures in the correct place. Moving them too much after gluing will remove the cork.

My husband loved it! He now has it hanging on his backdrop wall and he gets lots and lots of compliments! 

While you are here, check out the other DIY project I made for him using a whiskey bottle!

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