Wall organizers serve many functions. They can be used to collect mail in an entryway or gather files in an office. The possibilities vary depending on the needs of your family. To make the most of empty wall space, sometimes it makes the most sense to build a DIY wall organizer instead of buying one.
We've collected several wall organizer tutorials that store all sorts of items. They vary in materials, cost, time, and complexity. Sort through your junk and pick a project that will provide you with the most function while also fitting in with your home decor.
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Combine Form and Function Using Wood and Metal
If you want to make an elaborate wall organizer from scratch, rely on experts to guide you. Ashley and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic are pros at making DIY projects in their workshop. What's better is that they've started adding video tutorials to their projects, which is so helpful when attempting a woodworking project for the first time. Visit their wall organizer tutorial to learn how to make one like this from scratch.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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Use Chalkboard Paint on a Wall Organizer
DIY wall organizers can function as a place to hold your stuff but also work as a command center for your family. Lindi from Love Create Celebrate wanted to utilize the space next to her fridge to house various items and keep her family on task. However, she realizes that everyone's available wall space is different, so her tutorial allows you to add in custom dimensions to fit your space. Check out her guide to recreate a similar magnetic chalkboard wall organizer.Continue to 3 of 12 below.
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Add Extra Storage at the Entryway
If you don't have a mudroom in your home, you can solve all your storage dilemmas with this wall organizer tutorial. Lindsay from A Butterfly House explains how she used scrap wood to create various compartments for items like shoes, scarves, and other entryway essentials. Each compartment can be customized and you're encouraged to mix and match depending on your needs.Continue to 4 of 12 below.
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Build a Modern Wall Organizer for Your Office
If you need a place for miscellaneous office supplies, check out this tutorial from Caroline of Burkatron. Her aesthetic is modern, clean, and minimal, which is perfect if you're looking to declutter your space. The more compartments you have, the more likely you'll hang onto items you don't use. By minimizing your storage, you'll be encouraged to minimize your desk, too.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Upcycle Shutter into a Wall Organizer
Lauren from Bless'er House invited a guest blogger to share a clever wall organizer tutorial that repurposes window shutters. The organizer was used as a command center in a kitchen nook, but it could also be used in an entryway or office. Find out how she put all the pieces together by visiting this farmhouse-inspired tutorial.
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Use Shelves to Organize Your Stuff
Sometimes shelving units are the most efficient way to organize items because they allow you to use different containers to hold a variety of objects. How to Nest for Less created this shelving tutorial that is used to organize craft supplies in a child's room. If you want to store more substantial objects, make the shelves a little deeper. To find out how to recreate this unit, head over to their step-by-step guide.Continue to 7 of 12 below.
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Store Art Supplies in a Pocket Wall Organizer
Pocket wall organizers come in a ton of different styles, but the idea behind them is minimal and modern organization. While this tutorial is similar to one listed above, the subtle differences make it worth checking out. Teri from The Lovely Drawer does an excellent job of breaking the project down into manageable steps.Continue to 8 of 12 below.
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Keep Only the Essentials at the Entryway
Pegboards are awesome for organizing things including Nerf guns and other items for display, but visually, they are better suited for a garage or basement space. However, the women over at The Merrythought did an excellent job of making pegboard more attractive for use inside the home. This wall organizer works as an entryway organizer for keys, hats, and other essentials. Check out their tutorial to learn how to make one for your house.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Tidy Up Art Supplies in Hanging Baskets
Does this organizer tutorial remind anyone else of hanging planters? Instead of planters, stylish baskets are hung to organize all sorts of arts and crafts supplies. Andrea from The Beauty Dojo is endlessly creative and can show you how to make even the most boring organization project look great. Visit her tutorial to learn how to recreate this hanging wall organizer for your most cluttered room.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Make a Wall Organizer That's Perfect for a Boy's Room
When it comes to designing pieces for a child's bedroom, the more longevity in the item, the better. Ideally, you want something that can last from childhood well into their teenage years. Jen from I Heart Organizing made this wall organizer for her son's room with that premise in mind. The finished look is masculine, rustic, and works to store his school essentials. Find out how to make your own by visiting the tutorial.Continue to 11 of 12 below.
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Craft Pockets Out of Leather
So far we covered rustic, modern, and farmhouse style wall organizers. But what about something that's more bohemian? Justina from Jungalow has the best eclectic tutorials on her blog, and this one is pretty ingenious. Head on over to the tutorial to learn how to make wall pocket organizers out of scrap leather and cork board.Continue to 12 of 12 below.
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Customize a Grid System for Your Needs
There are a lot of grid wall systems that are highly customizable with a few simple tweaks. We usually spot these grid walls in offices or craft rooms, but we love how Keith and Lynn from Creating with KLC are utilizing this wall organizer in their kitchen. Check out their tutorial for more information on how they transformed the wire mesh into the perfect storage solution for their cooking essentials.