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How to Make a Hanging Wall Organizer

Pencils, pens, and office supplies clutter the surface of desks. Clean it up! Make a hanging wall organizer and get office supplies off your desktop.

It doesn’t take long to fill desks with pens, pencils, and other office supplies. Therefore, it’s important to find storage solutions that utilize the wall space in a home. For example, a hanging wall organizer in our Homeschool Room helps fight the surface clutter that is so common in working spaces.

How to Make a Hanging Wall Organizer by Craftivity Designs

I’m Lora Green, of Craftivity Designs, where I love solving storage dilemmas such as:

How to Make A HANGING WALL ORGANIZER

There is a set of 3 bookcases in our homeschool room. Rather than fill the top of the bookshelves with pen and pencil containers, I decided to move the storage to the wall. A hanging wall organizer fits nicely between the chalkboard and bookshelf and keeps the surface clean.

A hanging wall organizer underneath a chalkboard

What you need: 

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Tools Needed: 

Supplies Needed: 

Hanging wall organizer holding office supplies

Instructions:

1. ALIGN the Bins

First, align the unfinished wood boxes so that each bin’s side is flush against the next. Ensure that the boxes are even across the top and bottom.

Align 4 wood bins evenly to make a wall organizer

2. CLAMP THE BINS TOGETHER

Once aligned, use spring clamps to hold the boxes in place while you assemble the hanging wall organizer.

Clamp wood bins together to hold in place

3. ATTACH A CLEAT TO THE hanging WALL ORGANIZER

Now that the bins are clamped in place, flip over the organizer. Attach a hanging cleat to the backs of the wood boxes, using a screwdriver. A cleat is a heavy-duty hanging mechanism that will be able to support weight inside the bins.

Attach a cleat to the wall organizer

4. STAIN THE WALL ORGANIZER

Once the wall organizer is assembled, remove the spring clamps and stain the unfinished wood. I prefer to use foam brushes that can go in the trash once the project is complete.

Apply stain to the hanging wall organizer

5. RUB THE STAIN WITH A CLOTH

Finally, rub the excess stain away with a cloth rag. If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5 until you achieve the desired look.

Rub the stain with a rag

ORGANIZE OFFICE SUPPLIES

Once you’ve built a wall organizer, it’s time to organize (I’ll be honest, that’s my favorite part #nerdalert)! I tucked pencils and pens in 2 bins, and chalk and erasers in the other 2 bins. Quick at hand but mostly out of sight, and completely off the bookcase tops!

Create Labels

This part is optional and you can see I didn’t do it. But I have seen lots of people create vinyl labels with their Cricut or other cutting machines.

Another way you can label the boxes is with paint and stencils.

Wooden bin organizer hanging on a wall, holding office and school supplies.
Hanging Wall Organizer by Craftivity Designs - Learn how to make this wood bin organizer for pens, pencils, and office supplies

What’s Next? 

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