Scarves are my favorite type of accessory, so I have a ton of them – but I’ve never had a good way to store them. They’ve always been balled up in a drawer, only to emerge wrinkled and dingy. Until now! Keep reading to find out how to make a nifty wall-mounted scarf holder using wooden clothespins.
You Will Need:
- 30 Wooden Clothespins
- 3″ x 36″ x 1/4″ Piece of Balsa Wood
- Wood Glue
- Latex Paint
- Command Adhesive Strips
Begin by painting your clothespins using latex paint. Cover the top of each clothespin in a solid coat of paint, and then gently draw it down using a relatively dry brush to give it a painterly look. Let the paint dry.
Next, lay the clothespins out on the balsa wood. Make sure that they are evenly spaced… there should be about 3/4″ in between each pin.
Now begin gluing the pins down. Use a very thin coat of wood glue to ensure that the excess doesn’t ooze out around the edge of the pin. Make sure that they are all still evenly spaced and straight – wood glue dries quickly and permanently.
Now all that’s left to do is mount it to the wall. Let everything dry for at least an hour, and then flip it over. Place one Command Strip on each end according to the instructions on the box.
Next, determine where you’d like to mount your holder. Place it on the wall and press firmly on each end for one minute to make sure it is secure. Note: if you plan to hang tons of heavy winter scarves on the rack, consider mounting it to the wall using screws rather than Command Strips.
And you’re finished! There’s a lot of room to personalize this project… try painting the clothespins different colors, or use a contrasting color on the balsa wood. If you really want to get creative, you could even cut the whole thing in two and glue the halves to a clothes hanger so you can hang it in the closet. The possibilities are endless!