Do you have yarn everywhere and need a place to store it that is not conventional? Or are you moving and getting a fancy new crafting space and you need to decorate? Make a yarn wall using peg board, spacers, screws, and pegs! Here’s how to make one for your own crafty space.
How to Make a Yarn Wall
Who has two thumbs, hundreds of skeins and a fancy new yarn organization wall?! THIS GIRL!! I’ve tried just about everything for yarn organization over the years. I’ve left the skeins intact and in totes, I’ve used the closet of the guest room (literally the entire closet), I’ve used crates stacked on top of one another, I’ve caked them with my yarn ball winder, I’ve used color coordinated bags… the list goes on and on. But my dream has always been to have a “yarn wall” and today, my friends, I present to you: MY FREAKIN’ YARN WALL!!!
Let me start by saying that the vast majority of the yarn in my collection was gifted to me. My sister Meadow, an avid knitter and yarn enthusiast herself, de-stashed and sent me home with bags full of yarn during one of my recent trips. Then my friend Barb gifted me three entire Rubbermaid totes of yarn after her grandmother passed away. Then my step-sister Athena gifted me another entire Rubbermaid tote full of yarn as well. (Thank you again, ladies!)
While I am a yarn-head, I am not made of money and I am fabulously frugal. How does building a yarn organization wall fit in with being frugal you ask? I cannot tell you how many times I have purchased new yarn when I had a perfectly good skein (of the correct OR SAME weight/color) already in my stash. How could this happen? Because I had no idea what I had, that’s how!
Yarn Wall Materials
Hooks for hanging yarn
Yarn winder (any of these will work)
You will also need a drill, a level, and a helper or two.
Yarn Wall Instructions
I used two sections of pegboard. My entire wall is about 12 feet wide and 4 feet tall.
Isn’t the pop of color just amazing!? I love the way it really transformed the space!
You will need hooks for hanging the yarn. I found these 4” hooks in 50-packs for less than HALF the price they were at Lowe’s. The 4″ long ones work perfectly.
First you’ll need to prep the area. Clear the way and decide where you will hang the yarn wall.
Using the level, make sure that it is straight. You’ll need a helper for this part!
Hold a spacer on the back side of the pegboard (between the wall and the pegboard). Drill the screw through the pegboard, through the center of the spacer, and into the wall.
You’ll want to make sure not to drill in too tightly.
Be liberal with your screws. This pegboard and all of the yarn you’ll put on it will be heavy! Try to find studs in the wall so that it is even more sturdy, and place screws as plentifully as you can without going overboard.
IMPORTANT! You will also need to add spacers and screws in the center of the board, not just on the outside/top/bottom/corners. This will help to protect the wall so that the hooks do not damage the drywall as you’re adding/moving/removing hooks over time. Try to get as close to the center as you can and again, be plentiful with the screws and try to get into any studs you can find.
After winding all of your skeins into cakes, choose which color way you’d like to rock. All mixed together, or pink with pink, green with green, blue with blue etc.
What I love the most about this yarn organization method is that I can see a lot of my yarn at once (yes I have more full totes in the “yarn closet” that are incomplete skeins, bulky or funky colors). What shade of purple do I need? Hold on, let me check MY YARN WALL! 👐
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