Make Your Own Wall Storage

Make your own wall storage will show you how to create that extra space cheaply and in a short length of time. This wall-storage (below) can be seen in one of the kid’s bedrooms makeovers. It’s easy to make and is cute for a girl’s bedroom.
They can store little things like hair bands, brushes, hair pins, nail polish, skin cream, sewing implements, pencils, bits and bobs – just any clutter you want to remove from surfaces. Best of all, it’s free, pretty and functional. You can make it from existing pieces of scrap material you have hanging about, and a spare hanger. Here’s how you do it.


Make your own wall storage for free


COST: £0.00
TIME: 1 hour or less

The first two pictures show what your wall-storage looks like on the wall. The choice is yours when it comes to material. What you need to begin with is a piece of cloth that’s long enough to make the back part. Shown here, it’s the red material in the picture. We’ll call it number one.


Save space – make vertical wall storage out of fabric

Make number one as long and as wide as you want, but make sure you have about four inches of material to spare for the top of this wall storage unit.

#1. Fold the top two inches down.

#2. Cut a hole in the centre big enough to pass the top of the hanger through.

#3. Hem the hole so it doesn’t fray and sew the two bits of the folded material together, keeping the hanger between them. The hard part is done!

Note: I used a skirt hanger for this wall storage unit because it’s straight at the top and I like that effect. It also uses up less space at the bottom of your ‘number one’ because it’s not triangular.

Make your own wall storage unit – finishing it


After you’ve done this, get various pieces of scrap cloth and sew onto the number one material. Make sure there’s a mixture of small pockets and big ones. Small pockets can be simply sewn on as normal like these top ones. Bigger pockets are more useful and they need to be pleated at the sides like the plaid ones below. They hold more stuff this way.


wall storage – bottom

Options for your wall storage unit

Leave the bottom of the number one material free for any design you like. You can cross-stitch a pattern, add more pockets, sew on a decorative margin (like the one above) or just leave plain if you wish. This particular red material was an old table runner so it came with the triangular designs you see here. I used this to my advantage and left it as a decorative statement for my daughter’s wall storage. See other ways to beautify your home with fabric here.

Conclusion: make your own wall storage unit

This wall storage is great for caravans and small bedrooms – in fact, it could be adapted to fit any space whatsoever. You could redesign it and add bits for your own use. It won’t take you a lot of time, but if you are stretched for time, see the wall storage hanger already made for you from Amazon. These wall storage hangers make a great gift and tidy up your house at the same time.

See more crafty things you can make for functional and beautiful interiors.

This post was supplied by Morganne Leigh who writes at Speed Loan.

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11 Responses to Make Your Own Wall Storage

  1. Judy Sheldon-Walker
    December 16, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    I had been thinking about making some of these for Christmas. It is an easy and rewarding project.
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  2. Patsy Tierney August 15, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    Though these DIY projects look very simple, these are good ideas to help you organize your clutter. But like what I would put on advise columns or tell new customers, it is best to de-clutter your items before looking for self storage to rent. It is best to sort things that could be kept and things that could be thrown away. Having less items also, would be space saving and cost efficient, regardless where it is, be it in the self storage facility or at home.
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  3. Dentist Canton OH
    August 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Very nifty. First of all, yes this seems like a great project for a child’s room, especially one that the kids can really get involved with. Second of all, I’m really tempted to see about doing this at my dental office. The hygienists each have a hook to hang their coat and purse from in the back closet, but no real locker to store any miscellaneous belongings in, so I think this craft might be the perfect solution. I know we’ve got some old dental scrubs we could probably use for the material. Thanks for the post and the inspiration.
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  4. Audi A7 Miami April 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    These are awesome ideas. Especially for like a child’s room. I am going to do some stuff like this for my daughters room. Thanks Anne!

  5. RapidRoaR
    April 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi, Anne
    It’s sometime be hard to do some DIY projects for newbies. and Beginners who dont have experience like me.
    Can I expect an Idea Post on that from you?
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  6. Labeling Machine March 8, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Good idea to recycle scrap materials into a reusable one. cute and trendy! perfect for kids as well

  7. Dean December 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Extra storage space is always a good thing and walls are the best places we can utilize which are often left untouched. So, make full use of it and these wall storage units are a great idea! But I doubt they can withstand heavy objects, looking at the material used. Maybe they are useful for keys, letters, spices and little things like those. The most important part is the screw or nail that attach the storage units to the walls. The stronger it is, the heavier the weight it can hold up.

  8. Elena Anne July 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Great idea. As well as being effective as a storage item, something like this can add such color to a wall too, really brighten up the place.
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    • Anne July 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

      Definitely, Elena. This one adds so much colour to the plain wall on that side of my daughter’s bedroom. Thanks for dropping by.

  9. Louisa July 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Hi Anne. This is a great idea and fun to make. My friend has a similar thing but made with denim jeans pockets! Louisa

    • Anne July 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

      I think denim would be a great material to make this wall storage with, Louisa.

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