How to make a pegboard 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.

Create a wrapping station in your craft room with this pegboard box to hold all your wrapping supplies

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.  🙂

No one enters the craft room without signing in and confirming they were there.

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.  🙂

This pegboard box is perfect to hold all your wrapping supplies

How to Make a Peg Board Box


peg board

square molding

white spray paint

pink acrylic craft paint

wood glue

Measure your peg board pieces to 12 by 15 inches.

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.

You'll also need a couple of pieces at 12 by 12 inches.

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

You'll use square molding to build the frame for your peg board box.

Step 2:  Make a frame from square molding

Cut 4  12” pieces.

Cut 4 10 1/2” pieces.

Cut 4  13 1/2” pieces.

Measure carefully to assemble the frame from square molding.

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.

Attach the peg board to the frame with wood glue.

Step 3:  Attach peg board to frame

Attach the pieces to the frame with wood glue.

Let dry.

Paint and decorate your peg board box.

Step 4:  Paint

I spray painted the box with white spray paint.

I chose to paint mine white with a pink accent stripe.

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

The completed peg board box holds all I need and fits perfectly in my craft room.

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.  🙂

How to make your own pegboard box for your craft room

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  1. Image for Susan Susan

    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

  2. Image for judy judy

    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.

  3. Image for Patty Patty

    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.

  4. Image for Mimi - 247 Mulberry Lane Mimi - 247 Mulberry Lane

    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!

  5. Image for Patti Patti

    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.

  6. Image for Joanie Vernon 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!

  7. Image for Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} Heather {Woods of Bell Trees}

    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!

  8. Image for Kris Kris

    I wanna see a picture of the construction-hatted turtle. That's the kind of thing I have going on at my house. :)

  9. Image for Diana Diana

    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!! xoxo Diana :)

  10. Image for Greta Greta

    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!

  11. Image for Betty Betty

    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!

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