I love making things that I can use for organizing different items in my home. This one was no exception. This custom wood scarf holder DIY project was so much fun to make, and I was able to give it to a relative for their daughter’s room. It was a win-win in my book. Here is the step by step instructions on how I made this scarf holder. I hope you enjoy it.
Here are the supplies and tools I needed to do this project.
How to Make a Custom Wood Scarf Holder
2 Wood beams 1 x 2 about 3 feet long
4 Wooden pegs from the craft store
6 Wooden words
2 Black spray paint (primer and color combined in one spray bottle)
One sheet of sand paper
One drill and drill bits
One roll of blue painters tape (1 inch thick)
A right angle edge
4 Hanging hooks
First, I started out with this. You can use as many pegs as you like. I thought I would use four because it came in a package of two. The wood was from an IKEA bed support that was no longer being used. I removed the strap and took out the staples. Then, glued on the words at the top making sure that it is flush with the back of the wood plank. I then sanded the wood and drilled holes in the wood for the pegs. I glued together the $1.00 each word (great deal) to the wood.
Tip: get wood glue any other glue may not work. Put enough to cover the surface but not too much that it would create a mess. Read the instructions on the glue container.
Tip: Measure the length of the peg that will go into the wood. Then tape the drill bit with the blue tape to match up to the length of the peg edge that goes into the wood. This will help make the right hole depth without going through the piece of wood.
Measure out the entire length and evenly space the drill holes top to bottom and left to right.
This is how it looked after I glued the words on and then added the pegs to it.
To unify the color, I went to town spray painting. First, I primed with black spray paint and then I did 2 coat spray paint. Drying between coats. Here is the final picture.
I then added hooks to the back of the main piece of wood and mounted it on the wall. Here are the finished two scarf holders I created.
Feel free to share! I hope you enjoyed the transformation and will try it one day to organize your scarves! If you want to see some of my other DIY organizing projects, feel free to click the links below.
Here is the printable “recipe” to make these easy scarf holder. Try it and see.