I will be the first to admit that this project is pretty darn simple. But it evolved from a very real need- actually, a *few* very real needs. First, I was in my crafting room and emerged determined to use up some of my supplies…and second, I have a TERRIBLE habit of ripping off my gardening gloves in the garage, tossing them about, and then having a devil of a time finding them again.
So here we are- with a simple, but hopefully very useful project using salvaged wood, vintage clothespins, and some picture hanging wire.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember my fruitful trip to Nashville, Tennessee. While I was there, I scored a huge old jar of weathered clothespins. And I have really yet to use them in any projects thus far!
So I decided to focus on using them somehow…and as I was once again searching for a missing gardening glove in the garage, I thought to myself, “I really need a place to hang these…”. And BOOM- a project was born. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
DIY Gardening Garb Organization
I didn’t have any good wood planks laying around, so I headed to my local Habitat ReStore and scored the perfect piece of salvaged wood for $0.75.
Since the price was written on the board, I decided to give it a quick wash of paint- just enough to give it some color…but by no means a thorough job. I like the fact that I can paint something quickly and get that “distressed” farmhouse look just by being lazy!
Then, I gathered a handful of clothespins, marked where I wanted them on the newly-painted board, and used wood glue to attach them.
To help the wood glue do its job, I applied clamps as I went along. Cottonball, of course, was fascinated by the process.
I let everything dry/cure/set overnight. Next, I screwed in a couple of D-ring hangers into the ends of the board.
The Big Reveal
And then threaded some braided picture-hanging wire between them! Ta-da…ridiculously simple, right?
So, now we have a good place to hang our dirty gloves…and hats…and kerchiefs…anything dirty, sweaty, and a little gross. How handy is that? And cheap/easy to make!
You know how I love me some upcycled organization and/or storage! And you know what? I think it looks pretty cute, too. Bonus!