How to Make a Peg Board Box

How to Make a Peg Board Box



Every time I wrap a present I spend more time gathering up all the supplies and trying to remember to put them all back where they belong…..

….than time spent actually wrapping the gift.

I track down the scissors and the ribbon and the bags and the card and the tape and cart it to the table.

Then I wrap the gift and run out the door.

Because I’m late.



And in my rush I never return anything where it belongs and the supplies scatter to the four corners of the earth…..never to be found again.

Until now.

All the wrapping supplies have finally found a home.

Here’s how to make a peg board box and a gift wrapping station.


I started in the craft room at the gatehouse….

….which never looks like this except for in pictures.


It’s usually a danger zone with falling glue sticks and swinging paper chains and crayons underfoot.

Enter at your own risk.  🙂


Maybe that’s why there is a security checkpoint.

You have to sign in and provide identification and time of visit…..

….and make sure all your I’s are properly dotted with hearts.

Good thing we are taking precautions because I think I saw some shady looking characters hanging around.

Super shady.

Someone might need to double-check the stuffed polka-dotted turtle wearing a construction hat.  🙂


How to Make a Peg Board Box


peg board

square molding

white spray paint

pink acrylic craft paint

wood glue


1.  Cut the peg board

The peg board comes in small pieces at the home improvement store.

You can have it cut there.

You will need three pieces of 12” x 15” cut pegboard.


And two pieces of 12” x 12” cut pegboard.


Step 2:  Make a frame from square molding

Cut 4  12” pieces.

Cut 4 10 1/2” pieces.

Cut 4  13 1/2” pieces.


Start by creating two squares for the end out of 2 12” pieces and 2 10 1/2” pieces.

Attach together with wood glue.

Then connect the two end squares with the 13 1/2” pieces to create a box.

Attach together with wood glue.

Let frame dry.


Step 3:  Attach peg board to frame

Attach the pieces to the frame with wood glue.

Let dry.


Step 4:  Paint

I spray painted the box with white spray paint.


After it dried I taped it off and painted a pink stripe.


Then I added scissors and ribbon and bags and everything I could ever need to make gift wrapping a breeze.

It all has a home.

And everything is right again and organized in the craft room…..

….if I can just make sure that turtle minds his p’s and q’s.  🙂


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  1. How clever and utterly cute.

  2. OH MY! This is brilliant! Pinning. laurie

  3. Great idea (as usual!) I fell in love with peg boards when my grandfather made a pot hanger using this fantastic product for my Mom to organize her kitchen…just like Paul did for Julia! XOXO

  4. Brilliant! Love the idea and might attempt it in the next few months. I would love to sit in your craft room and just take it all in.

  5. So, so, so, so, Cute! I love the whole room.

  6. I just showed my hubby your plate rack and told him I would love one too. I think I will wait a while to show him this. I might even tackle this one myself. Thanks.

  7. Cool idea! 😉

  8. I just KNEW we were kindred spirits!!! Tracking down the wrapping supplies, running late, flying out the door–that is exactly how I roll! Ha! SO relieved to know I’m not the only one! It must be our creative minds… 🙂

    Thanks so much for the clever idea. Have a wonderful Friday!

  9. You are a genius. Seriously, and I think I can totally make this…pinned!

  10. Love this idea. So badly needed in my home. Now on my to-do list!
    Hopefully I’ll get to it soon.
    Really… very clever and practical. I bet everyone is thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
    Have a great weekend and know that your posts always lift my spirits.


    WOW…That is sooo cool……LOVE your craft room,just gorgeous,I am soooo jealous…. 🙂

  12. I love this and PINNED for my new office.


  13. Joanie Vernon :

    Story. Of. My. Life! I even have the same wrapping paper station you have in white. Mine is the dark wood one and it has corralled my crafting! I might need a peg board box to go with mine! Thanks for the great ideas!

  14. Cute. Fun. And, pink.♥ Great idea, KariAnne.

  15. Gorgeousness! Sigh, I’ve even wrapped gifts in the car-on the way to a party.

  16. Yes that’s about the truth: more time spent searching for wrapping supplies vs actually wrapping therefore, I never wrap anything. I am having a duh moment! Once upon a time I saw this room on iHeartOrganizing! I am still in love with that rug!

  17. Can I come and hang out in your craft room?

    I promise to sign in and clean up after myself 🙂

  18. I wanna see a picture of the construction-hatted turtle. That’s the kind of thing I have going on at my house. 🙂

  19. Stopping by from The Creative Collection Link Party. This is awesome! Pinning it for my craft room. So unique in making a box with peg board, never would of thought of that. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Such a great idea! This would be great organization for my craft supplies too. They need help!


  21. Seriously this is just the cutest little craft idea and your craft room, amazing!! 🙂 I need a peg board and now a peg board box!! 🙂 Great idea friend!!


    Diana 🙂

  22. Super cute idea, KariAnne!

  23. Great idea!!! Love it! Thanks for being a part of the Monday Funday Party!

  24. I like pink always, Nice interior decoration and interior furnishing!

  25. Sheryll & Critters. :

    I like it, I really, really like it.

  26. i love this look- where did the cute rug come from?

  27. I love this so much! I am featuring you tomorrow… Thank you for linking up with The Party Bunch!!!

  28. This is such a clever idea! Pinned 🙂

  29. Love this, would be perfect for my tool storage in my jewellery studio. Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party, glad I visited to find this, pinning for later. Rachel

  30. I’m from Spain, and I’ve started my DIY blog, yours is so inspiring, and I hope one day my craft room will be as cool as yours!

  31. Oh, the craft possibilities! I wonder if I could get my man to make this for me. 🙂 Would you like to link this tutorial up at Off the Hook Monday?

  32. Oh wow! This is such a genius idea! I love, love it. And your craft room is GORGEOUS.

  33. I just love your idea using the peg board. I can imagine using it for lots of craft supplies as well as gift wrapping. This I’d definatly on my to do list. Thanks so much!