One of my favorite things is the scrap pile of wood at Home Depot. Didn’t know they had a scrap pile?! Well they do! And you can get great wood for really cheapthere. There is rarely a wood project I do anymore that isn’t made with wood from the scrap pile! (It also means that if I mess up – no big deal!)
So, I took a piece of pine, about 5′ tall and 3″ wide, and sanded it really well. Then, I painted and mod podged it until it looked like this….
I used acrylic paint and scrap fabric – but you could mod podge on scrapbook paper, or even just leave it a natural wood color. I figured that since it was going to hold the kid’s clothes – it would be fun to have bright colors.
I also decorated about a dozen clothes pins (these are also very inexpensive at the hardware store!) I mod podged fabric onto one side, but you could paint these, or leave them natural wood as well.
With a hot glue gun, I glued the clothes pins onto my board at intervals, leaving a couple of inches in between each one…
And that was it! Hats, gloves, scarves – all hang easily from the clothes pins!
With a piece of hanging hardware attached to the back, I hung mine by the back door, within easy reach as we are heading out…
It is easy for my kids to use, so they can get their things themselves (and put them back themselves!).
And hopefully, we won’t be dealing with as many lost hats, gloves and scarves this winter!!