DIY Pegboard Organizer for a Small Craft Room

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Inside: Hang a DIY Pegboard Organizer in your craft room to save space; plus decorate it with a homemade stencil! Done in 30 minutes or less. 

It’s my general sense that no matter how big or small your craft room is, you never really have enough space, right? I have been spending a lot of time in our basement lately – plotting and planning our major renovation. It’s been six years since I started to use that space for my DIYs and crafting and it’s been through some significant changes. 

But one thing hasn’t changed – I’m going to have a pegboard, no matter what. Pegboards are a space saving dream when it comes to organizing a room. They hang on the wall, you can customize them with shelving, you can make them out of plywood so they are heavy duty, you can hang tools from a pegboard and so much more. They are VERSATILE y’all. 

Today, I’m going back to basics with this simple project for a DIY Pegboard Organizer. This will get you started if you have never had a pegboard before. Here I’ll explain in simple terms how to hang the pegboard on the wall (hint: you can just screw it in or the pegs won’t work), how to decorate it with found items and then how to enjoy it LOL 

If you’re reading this post and you’ve been a reader for a long time, you’re probably wondering where this space is. Well, it’s the one being renovated right now – you can see more about our current phase with our contractor here. We’ve also done significant work to declutter this craft space and our tool area since then too. 

DIY Pegboard Organizer for a Small Craft Room
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DIY Pegboard Organizer for a Small Craft Room

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

This simple pegboard organization project is perfect for a craft room or sewing room. It can also be adapted for tools in a workshop. Bonus tutorial for how to stencil it with a scallop pattern.

Materials

  • 2x4 white pegboard
  • Coffee lid
  • Frog Tape
  • Pencil
  • Gold Sharpie Paint Pen
  • 2 1x3 boards
  • Wood Screws
  • Pegboard pegs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Tape off the middle of your coffee lid and use it to trace a scallop pattern all along your pegboard. Stenciling a pegboard
  2. Then use your Gold Sharpie Paint Pen to trace around the edges to give it more colour. You can use the holes in the pegboard as a vague guide. Once you get started on one row, it's easy. You just offset the next one until you've done the entire pegboard. Another option would be to paint the scallops for even more colour and pattern!
  3. Drill your 1x3s into the back of the pegboard, one along the top and one along the bottom. These will hold your pegboard just off the wall and create space for the pegs themselves to sit. You don't want your pegboard directly against the wall or everything will fall off it!
  4. Use pegs and dowels to create a custom craft organization wall on your pegboard. It's really that simple.
If you are looking for other fun ways to dress up a pegboard, I tried my hand at cutting OUT some paper and gluing it to a pegboard. I didn’t love the result, but if you want to see what that looked like check out this DIY Nautical Pegboard tutorial.

Meantime, another awesome wall hanging, space saver is to turn old drawers into wall shelves. They don’t hold much, but they might be just the thing you need to keep supplies off a desk surface. You can see how to turn Drawers into Wall Shelves here.

I’ve also added pegboard to furniture like this DIY Craft Cart I have in my tool studio.

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