How to Decorate Wooden Pegs on a Wall

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How to Decorate Wooden Pegs on a Wall
Wood pegs provide storage space for a range of items. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Wooden pegs on a wall provide a useful storage option for hanging items such as winter coats, hats and other items of clothing. The pegs may be part of a row of identical objects or stand alone depending on the type. Decorating the wooden pegs adds a splash of life and colour to the area. Methods for accomplishing the decorating project are only limited by your imagination.

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Things you need

  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Craft supplies
  • Decorative objects

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    Paint the wooden wall pegs to match the colour of the wall behind it if you want them to blend in. Clean the wood surface before beginning. Paint the pegs a contrasting colour from the wall to draw attention to area. Cover the wall directly behind the pegs with painter's tape to avoid getting paint on it. Choose an acrylic paints with a high-gloss finish for a smooth texture with shine.

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    Decorate each wood peg with paint to resemble a specific item for quirky wall decor Transform wood pegs with a round tip into a person, using the top as a head and the base as the body. Create different characters for each peg. You can also paint pegs to resemble items like trees, flowers or animals or simply stick to a brightly coloured pattern or design.

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    Create a découpage pattern on the wood pegs using small pictures or decorative pieces of paper. Attach the paper objects to the pegs with a layer of découpage glue. Let the glue dry and apply a second layer of the glue over the surface of the peg to finish the project.

  4. 4

    Use a strong urethane glue to attach any number of crafting items to the wooden pegs. Glitter, small plastic decorative objects and buttons all provide potential options.

  5. 5

    Use the wooden pegs on your wall for something other than a practical purpose. Instead, decorate the pegs by hanging various items from them such as artwork, a collection of hats, framed photographs or any other items meant for hanging.

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