DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a TERRIBLE habit of losing my gardening gloves. After some yard work, I’d come into the garage, rip off my gloves, and fling them wherever I could before going inside. It has led to countless trips to the hardware store to buy new gloves – wasteful in money, time, and well…gloves! So, it seemed high time that I create a DIY clipboard or a garage wall organizer that would be specifically dedicated to work gloves!

And I’m talking the most simple, basic hanging clipboard you can imagine. With just salvaged wood and vintage clothespins.

I took a trip to Habitat ReStore for a piece of salvaged wood. It didn’t have to be barnwood or anything with a lot of character. In fact, I wanted a plain board that could be painted over.

Salvaged wood at Habitat ReStore for upcycling projects

For the wooden clothespins, well, I already had a jar full of lovely old weathered ones that I had picked up on one of my Junkin’ Journeys. And how wonderful that I was FINALLY using some of them in a project!

vintage clothespins


Now, all I needed to do was combine my salvaged wood and vintage clothespins into a DIY Clipboard that would hold my gardening gloves, making them easier to find the next time I needed them.

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Building a DIY Clipboard or Hanging Clipboard

Since the price was written on the salvaged wood that I had purchased, 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!

Painting a wood board to make a DIY clipboard

Then, I gathered a handful of vintage clothespins, marked where I wanted them on the newly-painted board, and used wood glue to attach them.

Spacing out the wood clothespins for a garage wall organizer

Of course, I could have spent time measuring for careful placement, but this going to be a wood clip board for some garage storage or shed organization.

Therefore, perfection is NOT required.

To help the wood glue do its job, I applied clamps as I went along. These will ensure that the wood glue bonds as tight as it can between the salvaged wood and the vintage clothespins.

Building a clipboard organizer with wood clothespins

Cottonball, of course, was fascinated by the process.

Gluing the wood clothespins for a DIY Clipboard

I let everything on my wood clip board dry/cure/set overnight.

Next, I screwed in a couple of D-ring hangers into the short ends of the board.

D rings on a Hanging clipboard and garage wall organizer

Now I just needed to finish up my DIY clipboard before hanging it in the garage!

DIY Clipboard and Garage Wall Organizer for Gardening Gloves

Lastly, I threaded some braided picture-hanging wire between the two D-ring hangers! And that was it, the DIY clipboard and garage wall organizer was dready to be hung up in our garage.

DIY Clipboard for gardening gloves as a garage wall organizer

It works perfectly as a hanging clipboard for gardening gloves, work gloves, and anything else that is sweaty and gross!

DIY Clipboard for gardening gloves to hang in the garage

Such a great way to upcycle a board of salvaged wood or scrap wood that you may have laying around. 

And as a 2019 update, this wooden clipboard has been hanging in our garage for nearly 4 years and has held up perfectly. A LOT of glove clipping and unclipping has happened over the years and it’s as good as it was the day I finished it.

Wooden clipboard and garage wall organizer for gardening gloves

You know how I love me some upcycled organization and/or storage! And you know what? I think it looks pretty cute, too. Bonus!

AND, given current day situations, you can re-repurpose this project for your face masks!

Mask organizer or face mask storage for the front door

Hang it on or near your front door so that you never forget to bring your mask!

And, if you’re like me and have lots of old clip-style clothespins at your disposal, then allow me to show you a few more ideas. Such as this Christmas ornament idea:

wooden snowflake ornaments

And these recipe card holders, as well!

recipe holder from vintage kitchen utensils

Craft on!


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  1. Such a simple and eye catching way to corral utilitarian items! So cute- love the color, too!

  2. Simple, but very functional while also being a cute decor piece.

  3. Very cute! I have tons of those clothespins….I can do this! Thanks for the idea.

  4. Great idea. I never thought to use wood glue for that. I didn’t realize it was that strong. Will have to give that a try.

  5. That is so cute, and it looks like something even I could pull off! Great idea!

  6. Your garden clipboard caught my eye over at the Vintage Inspiration Party. I NEED one of these and thank you fo the inspiration! Your adorable Cottonball could pass for my Rexy’s sibling 🙂

  7. I love it 🙂 I am making one this weekend

  8. Hi Sadie…just caught up with you at Best of The Weekend. This is a fab project and I know my followers would love it. I’ve just resurrected my Five Star Frugal linkup after a sabbatical due to family commitments, and I’d love to have you back. Your coin bracelet was a favourite over there! I’d be thrilled if you’d join me again. Love, Mimi xxx

  9. What a great idea! I’m gonna make one for my laundry room. All those mismatched socks need a pretty home while waiting to find their mates. I might also make one (or two!) for my sewing room. I so often have ideas on slips of paper that get lost in the shuffle. Having them hanging would serve as a pretty reminder. Thanks for sharing.

  10. anaiminghighwife says

    I love this idea! I always loose my gloves, this would keep them in the same place!

  11. What a cute idea! I lose gardening gloves all the time. I could definitely use this! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

  12. Jann Olson says

    Such a cute idea Sarah! I have a tin that I keep my gloves in, but may need to make one for my garden shed when we build it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Clever, clever, clever!!! What a great idea. I need to find a Habitat Restore. It sounds like a treasure chest of recyclable goodies!

  14. Love this idea. You always see them made for socks but, perfect for gardening. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining in the Inspiration Spotlight Party. Hope to see you again soon. & have a great weekend ahead!

  15. Gilmer Gal says

    Perfect for the laundry room – to hang those single socks! Gonna do it! Thanks

  16. Cute idea! Featuring this at The Creative Corner tomorrow night! 🙂

  17. I love clothespins and this is a fabulous idea!! I am featuring this at this week’s Making Memories Mondays going on now!

  18. I LOVE this! Doing it!

  19. This is such a great idea! So much fun and trendy! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  20. Love this idea with so many possible uses. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  21. I’m going to start this project tonight. Great idea. I stuff my gardening gloves into a bench and then struggle to find them. This will keep them tidy. Thanks for the tips!!!

  22. I have that same problem! I will have to make one this spring.

  23. OK, I NEED this in my life!! Before spring!! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday! Hope to see you next week!


  24. This is adoable! I need to make one of thse for sure so I don’t keep losing my gloves! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday, you’ll be featured at tonight’s party!

  25. Love this idea. I am always looking for my gloves.

  26. It is very handy!

  27. This is so cute, I am ALWAYS losing my work gloves, I think I’ll have to make one of these for my workshop! We would be really excited to have you at our link party called To grandma’s house we go!

  28. Super cute and functional! I hear you on the ripping off and tossing of gardening gloves. That’s me! I’m keeping this idea in the bank for a rainy day DIY. Thanks for this! 🙂


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