Learn how to create an easy and beautiful DIY purse organizer on your wall at home. Whether you have a tiny apartment and need a creative purse storage solution, or would simply like a fun way to display your favorite handbags, this DIY handbag organizer is one you’ll LOVE!
It can be a challenge to figure out a perfect purse organizer solution for your closet. Some purse organizers are way too expensive. Others are unattractive. Some handbag organizers are tough to use because they don’t work for the limited space you have available.
So if you are struggling to come up with that perfect handbag organizer answer, I sure hope this one helps you!! Not only will this idea utilize what may be otherwise unusable space, but it’s also attractive and budget-friendly as well!!
In my own home, we had an awkward, small space in what is now our dressing room. It’s a dormer window, and we wanted to be able to use in some sort of productive way. This is how it looked before ⤵️.
It pretty much had become a catch-all for junk and things we didn’t have a better place to store. So during our dressing room renovation, we decided to make it a place to display and store shoes and purses!
The DIY purse organizer for the wall was the easiest part of this whole space to create. Those purse pockets? They are medical hanging file folders or wall pockets. You know the ones…they are on the door in your doctor’s office.
It’s where they stick your patient chart before the doctor comes into your room to see you (late, of course…they’re always late ;).
Having worked as a physical therapist for over a decade, I was very used to seeing and using these wall pockets, so when we started thinking through our dressing room plan, I knew exactly what we could use to hang my purses on the wall.
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Here’s a quick (< 2 minute) video that shows you the process to install your own wall mounted purse holders:
DIY Acrylic Wall Pocket Purse Holder Video Tutorial
How to Put Your DIY Handbag Organizer Together:
1. Measure and buy.
Figure out how much room you have to devote to your DIY handbag storage display on your wall. This purse storage idea could be used for ANY size space, from the smallest to grandest.
We had the wall space you see above to work with (about 7′ long x 8′ tall). Based on the space you have, you’ll now need to estimate how many wall pockets you need, then go ahead and buy them.
I’d err on purchasing more than you think you need if it’s easy enough to return yours to where they were purchased from (which is why I bought mine here), then get some extra of each size. It will give you some flexibility with your design.
2. Determine the arrangement of handbag holders you want on your wall.
We decided to combine shoe storage with purse storage on the wall. The pieces of molding you see in the shot below are for the DIY shoe storage.
We mixed the letter and legal-sized wall pockets into this design. You can also use a combination of sizes, or choose one over the other. Use whichever size will work best for your own purse collection.
Use painter’s tape, or tape measures to create a mock wall on your floor with the same dimensions that you’ll be using for your DIY purse organizer.
Then move your wall pockets around to find a design you like. Make sure there is enough room above each wall pocket to easily maneuver your purses in and out of the storage pockets. Once you have a design you like, take a picture and refer to it as you’re mounting your wall pockets on the actual wall!
3. Organize purses on wall using painter’s tape (optional).
You don’t NEED to do this step. If you are confident with your mock set-up, feel free to go straight to mounting your wall pockets.
We took the mock-up design a step further. In order to make sure we liked the spacing and how everything looked together up on the wall, we attached each wall pocket to the wall with painter’s tape.
Hanging the purse pockets on the wall with the painter’s tape made it very easy to tweak the design a little here and there before we moved forward with mounting them to the wall.
Once you’re happy with the layout, you’ll remove the pockets from the wall, one at a time in order to attach them with the screws.
But before you do, place a pencil mark where the screws will go for each wall pocket. That way, you’ll know exactly where to place your anchors and screws.
4. Mount wall pockets.
All that’s left to do is screw your wall pockets to the wall!
You’ll do this just as you would hang a picture. Use some drywall anchors, which you’ll put in the wall first.
Then go ahead and put a screw into the anchor. Each wall pocket will require (2) screws.
Remember to leave the screw head about a quarter-inch or a bit more out from the wall since you’ll be hanging your wall pocket on the screws.
That’s it! Your DIY purse organizer is ready for action!
This wall display for my shoes and handbags is one of my favorite, if not THE favorite part of our dressing room project.
This DIY purse organizer holds my favorite bags and displays them more like artwork than any other simple storage option.
In the shot below, you can see we used another acrylic wall pocket to hold magazines on an adjacent wall! The one shown below is a 4-pocket hanger, but they make them in all different shapes and sizes.
I hope that you decide to create your very own DIY purse organizer on your own wall! It’s an inexpensive, easy, and beautiful way to organize and store your favorite handbags!
And we also wrote about how you could save thousands of dollars (like we did) on your own walk-in closet design by shopping secondhand for wardrobes and closet gear!
And finally, how you can move IKEA furniture, as we used for this space, without losing your mind!
On the hunt for more organizing ideas for your home? Make sure to check these ideas out, too!
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