How To Make a Decorative Pegboard

A decorative pegboard is a great way to decorate your house, while having a place where you can hang your notes, your keys, your daily reminders, or whatever else you want to hang on the pegboard. Just like the fridge door, the pegboard is where you can keep memorabilia, photographs, and even the report card of your children. Here’s how you can create a decorative and very useful pegboard.

  • Size. First of all, you need to determine just how large you want your pegboard to be. The pegboard can be made to any size. Some of the factors that you should consider when determining the size of the pegboard is what the pegboard will be used for, and where you will hang the pegboard. If you are hanging the pegboard in a small office cubicle, then the pegboard should be small. If you are hanging it in a vacant space in the house, however, you can create a larger pegboard that can be as large as three feet in length and three feet in height.
  • Shape. After you have determined the size of the pegboard, the next step is to determine the shape of the pegboard. Pegboards are generally made from wood pulp and fibers that have been pressed together. As such, they are quite easy to cut. All you need is a saw to make cuts on the pegboard. Because cutting pegboards is quite easy, you should be able to easily cut out shapes from the pegboard. If you are using the pegboard as a Christmas decoration, for instance, you can cut it in the shape of a Christmas tree. If you are using it as a Halloween decoration, on the other hand, then you can cut the pegboard so that it looks like a jack-o-lantern.
  • Color. After you have cut the pegboard according to shape, the next step is to add some color to the pegboard. Do this by using some acrylic paint. The acrylic paint will stick to the pegboard wood, and will dry up quite quickly which means that you should be able to use the pegboard after an hour of drying time. Again, the colors should be in keeping with the design for the pegboard. If you are making a Christmas tree-shaped pegboard, then you should paint it green, then paint the trunk of the tree brown. If you are making a jack-o-lantern pegboard, then you should paint it bright orange, just like a pumpkin. Add in some details to the painting, so that it will look more realistic.
  • Use. Allow the pegboard to dry for approximately an hour. After it has dried, you need to take a piece of wire and some nails. Add a nail on top of the pegboard, and use the wire to create a hoop that you can use to hang the pegboard on the wall. Use pegboard hangers so that you can attach objects to your pegboard.

With these steps, you should be able to easily create a decorative pegboard that will cost you just a few dollars and just an hour or so of your time.


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