DIY Freestanding Pegboard Display

When selling jewelry and other items at craft shows, you need a good collapsible peg board to display each piece to its best potential. Quick to make and inexpensive, this peg board display is perfect for beginning crafters.

Peg boards with hooks hang items vertically to save space too. (Image: Chad Anderson/iStock/Getty Images)

Things You'll Need

  • Four peg boards, each 24 x 32 inches

  • Two cans of spray paint

  • 13 hook-and-loop fastener strips

  • Four #6 S-hooks

  • Adjustable garment rack (collapsible, with only one rack for hanging clothing)

  • Decorative duct tape

Step 1

Spray paint all four peg boards. One can of spray paint will cover two peg boards with good coverage. Spray continuously from side to side in rows until the entire board is covered. Allow the first coat of paint to dry and then spray a second coat of paint onto the boards to provide complete coverage.

Step 2

Place two peg boards against one another. Count seven holes down on the left side of the stacked boards. Pull the hook-and-loop fastener through the seventh holes on both peg boards and fasten together. Leave about 2 inches of leeway in the ring of the fastened hook-and-loop fastener.

Step 3

Count seven holes up from the bottom of the left sides of the two peg boards. Pull another hook-and-loop fastener through the seventh hole and secure, the same way you did in step 2. Open up the two stacked peg boards book-style.

Step 4

Count four peg holes inward from the top left side of both boards. Pull two hook-and-loop strips through each of these fourth holes. Leave the hook-and-loop fasteners open. Repeat this step from the top right side of each peg board.

Step 5

Assemble the freestanding garment rack according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 6

Hang the two peg boards you have prepared on the garment rack. Wrap the four open hook-and-loop fastener strips on the tops of the peg boards around the garment rack to secure. If you feel that more support is needed, wrap a few more hook-and-loop strips around the tops of the peg boards and the garment rack. Extend the garment rack to its full height.

Step 7

Stack the last two peg boards together. Count down seven peg holes on the left sides of the boards and then pull a hook-and-loop fastener strip through the seventh hole. Secure the strip with about 2 inches of leeway. Count up seven peg holes from the bottom on the left sides of the boards and then secure with another hook-and-loop strip through the seventh peg hole. Open the peg boards as you would a book.

Step 8

Hang the four S-hooks along the bottom sides of the two peg boards you have hanging on the garment rack. Two S-hooks per peg board should work. Count in four peg holes from each side and hang an S-hook in the fourth holes.

Step 9

Hang the two remaining peg boards that you have left from the S-hooks in the two peg boards already attached to the garment rack. Slide the bottom peg boards onto the S-hooks one at a time. You may want someone's help in holding the peg boards while you hang them.


Create an attractive border around your peg boards with patterned duct tape. Just remember to poke holes in the duct tape at the appropriate places for hanging the peg boards.

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