Framed Pegboard Craft Tool Organizer Tutorial - How to Make a DIY Pegboard Frame for Your Craft Tools

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Tools need to be organized in order to find them when you need them. Pegboards are great for organizing tools, but what do you do when you want those transport those tools? For example, I use my Cricut craft tools (which are REALLY cute, by the way) very frequently. I move between my craft room (where I do most craft projects) to my studio (where I keep my sewing machine and crafts that require more space). So I needed a good way to organize and transport my tools. I came up with a framed pegboard craft organizer that I can both hang on a wall AND take off to move around with me as a I craft.

The best thing about my framed pegboard craft organizer is the frame! Not only does it look pretty (and fit in well with my future craft room plans), but it already had a frame stand on the back. So when I move the pegboard around, it will stand up on its own. I made it about a month ago and I use it constantly — it’s working great! And I’ve been a lot better about putting my tools away because it looks cuter when it’s all filled up.

Framed Pegboard Craft Tool Organizer Tutorial - How to Make a DIY Pegboard Frame for Your Craft Tools

Another great thing about the framed pegboards is how easy they are to make! Let me show you how I did it. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!  Read my full disclosure policy.

Framed Pegboard Craft Organizer Materials

Materials to make a framed pegboard craft organizer

  • An 8″ x 10″ frame with an easel stand in the back (I used an old frame I had already, but one like this would work well)
  • A piece of white pegboard sized to fit just over the inside frame lip, about 7 3/4″ x 9 3/4″ (I’ll explain how I got this dimension later)
  • Spray paint (optional, to color your frame)
  • Pegs (the kind coated with white plastic are best) and/or a wooden dowel/chopsticks
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

DIY Framed Pegboard Tutorial

First, open your frame and remove the glass and any paper or cardboard behind it.

Remove the glass and cardboard from the frame

Paint your frame, if you wish. I used spray paint and just painted the whole thing — super easy. Allow to dry.

Paint your frame before you put your pegboard in

Now measure the interior width and height of the frame, and add about 1/4″ to both measurements. You are going to want to glue your pegboard on TOP of the inside edge of the frame, so that there is space behind it for the backs of your pegs. The ornate frame I’m using (and this one) work well for this because of the fancy frame edges.

Cut your pegboard to the exact measurements you obtained in the previous step. You may be able to have your local home improvement store do this for you if they have the equipment (a panel saw). Check out this article on how to get great cuts from home improvement stores. (In this photo, I’m getting a different panel cut — shelves for my paper organizing tower, which I’ll be sharing with you soon — but it’s the same equipment!)

Getting a board cut on a panel saw at Lowes

Place your pegboard on top of your frame, make sure it all looks straight and there are no gaps anywhere.

Place your pegboard on your frame

Holding the pegboard in place (or you could be safe and tape it together with some painter’s tape), turn it all over and open up the door in the back.

Open up the back of the frame with the pegboard in place

Put a thick line of hot glue around the outer edge of the back of your pegboard, right at the join between the pegboard and the frame itself. Glue all four sides of the pegboard to the frame.

Glue the pegboard to the frame

Arrange your tools as you want them to hang on your pegboard, then put in the pegs as appropriate.

Arrange your tools and pegs on the board

Hot glue your pegs in place on the BACK of the pegboard to make sure they don’t wobble about when you move your framed pegboard around.

Glue the pegs at the back of the pegboard

If you want to use wood dowels or chopsticks instead, cut off a 1 1/2″ piece length using an X-acto knife.

Cut off a piece of dowel or chopstick to make a peg

Set the wooden peg in at an angle so that the part protruding from the back of the pegboard is lower than the part on the front. This will help keep any items on the peg from slipping off. Glue it in place from the back.

Angle the peg upward

Feel free to paint it white to match!

Paint the wood peg white

Enjoy your new framed pegboard craft organizer!

Placing my tools on my framed pegboard craft organizer

Here’s a look at the organizer hanging on my DIY paper storage organizer tower (I put in all those shelves — get the tutorial here). I used a picture hook command strip to hang it!

My paper/vinyl organizer tower

And here is my framed pegboard next to my new Cricut Maker (with its new Maker Mat I designed — see the tutorial!)

Pegboard next to Maker Mat

Please let me know if you have any questions!



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