Are you looking for an easy way to get your craft supplies organized and out in the open so you know what you have and you will actually use your supplies on hand? That was my desire, so I created a Cheap Craft Room Pegboard Storage Wall. Luckily we had an open wall in our joint office (that my crafts are slowly taking over…) So, I talked my husband into getting a giant 4′ x 8′ pegboard from Home Depot. It was $14 and we picked up a box of $4 S-Hooks as well.
Total investment: $20!
We live about three miles from Home Depot and I’m not going to lie to you… We put the pegboard on the roof of our SUV and held it down with our hands while we took side streets home. It happened. But mission accomplished, I got my pegboard! My husband used two pieces of 1′ x 4′ scrap wood to anchor the pegboard to the wall and to create a gap between the pegboard and the wall, so there is space to stick your hooks through while not scrapping the wall behind. You can see one of the pieces of wood on the top left corner of the pegboard in the image below.
Once it was up, I pulled out all of my craft and scrapbook supplies and laid them out on the floor to organize and gauge space requirements before starting to hang. I groupped like categories together: paper pads together, alphabet stickers together, I grouped scrapbook stickers by category & holiday, I also dedicated a section specifically to The Happy Planner™ supplies as well.
Cheap Craft Room Pegboard Storage:
Gather all supplies, group by category & organize your layout before placing on the pegboard.
Then I used the S-Hooks to start placing items on the board. Super simple.
My board started to look REALLY busy and kind of overwhelming, so I had to scale back and regroup items so there was more open space. For my paper pads I found that the s-hooks were not the best option based on their weight, so later I added several peghooks so that I could hang several different packs of scrapbook paper on the same hook and not stress about the weight. This was a much better option for the paper pads and helped me to group papers, so they didn’t take up as much room on the board. To clear some space I also created little framed areas using washi tape to have a focal point for stickers I am planning to use in the upcoming holiday or season.
I added little touches throughout to break up the space as well. I have a section dedicated to giant mambiSTICKS that I have framed with washi tape to offset. I added several inspirational papers to the board that I adhered with little pieces of washi tape. I also draped a little puff-ball swash that I got in the Target dollar section a while back.
The pegboard continues to evolve with my crafting needs and depending on the seasons I highlight different stickers or papers. At one point (prior to mambi creating washi tape) I had my modest washi collection hung on a thin wood dowel with two s-hooks on the pegboard. That was a good visual option but kind of a pain to get one off if I needed it. So, I wouldn’t recommend even though it does provide a pretty pop of color. Now I store my collection of washi tape in a big glass vase (also not ideal for grabbing the one washi tape you are looking for). How do you store your washi tapes? If you have some good tips, please share with everyone in the comments section after this post.
I’ve had this wall up in my office for six months now and I still love it. If you have a large amount of supplies that are all stuffed away in drawers this is a great option because you can really see everything. It helps to mix it up every few months so you don’t get so used to seeing the stickers on top that you become blind to them. I switch everything with the seasons and with the holidays. Below was the transition from fall to Christmastime. As you can see from the fall leaf banner that I created with my Silhouette CAMEO and I was getting ready for Christmas decorating by featuring Christmas stickers within the little leaf frame area.
If you don’t have the space for a giant board I would still highly recommend the pegboard as a storage option in a smaller size. Pegboards come in all sizes. You can even get little pegboard squares that aren’t so cumbersome but can be expanded upon or separated out, or even framed. It’s such a handy way to visually display your supplies so you effectively use them and get to enjoy their beauty on a regular basis too!