I grew tired of not wearing my jewelry because I couldn’t find it in my jewelry box. A display pegboard seemed like a good alternative to the messy box.
Props you’ll need:
- a large wooden frame (I used an 16" by 20")
- a piece of MDF veneer or plywood to fit inside the frame. (I used a piece of 1/4" scrap pre-finished MDF maple veneer leftover from a kitchen remodel we did awhile back. But you could cover a less-than-perfect piece of plywood with decorative paper, wall paper, paint, etc.)
- 1 - 30 count package of 1" x 3/8" wooden axel pegs (I found mine at my craft store.)
- a drill and a drill bit to fit the diameter of the peg. (I used a #3 or .213 diameter bit, which is about 3/16)
- saw, hammer and small nails or stapler
- tape measure, pencil & tape
- wood glue, optional
Procedures you’ll take:
Cut to size and thenfix your finished MDF veneer or plywood into the back of your frame with staples and/or small nails.
Using the tape measure and pencil, measure and mark a grid of 30 points evenly across the face of the plywood. (I put 5 across and 6 down for a total of 30.)
Next, using your drill and 3/8" bit, drill your holes.
Put a piece of tape over the head of your hammer (to prevent marring the axel peg heads) and then gently tap in the axel pegs into the holes until their backs are flush with the back of the plywood. My pegs fit snugly, so I didn’t need glue. However, if your’s are loose, you’ll want to use a little wood glue to keep them secure. (I didn’t bother to put a finish on my pegs as they blended perfectly with the maple veneer.)
Once the pegs are in place, you’re done! I chose to keep the colors of the pegboard simple in an effort to show off my jewelry.