Project: Memo Wall

The memo wall was probably inspired by the gazillions of wall organization products in the market today. I don't mind spending money on something if I feel like I really need it and I couldn't possibly make it myself, but in this case I felt that I could.

What you'll need:

  • Picture hanging kit (that comes with eyelet screws and picture wire)
  • Clips (I used some from Ikea, but any clips will do)
  • Hammer

I decided that 5 rows would be sufficient for the wall I was dealing with. I measured 5" in from the corner of the wall, hammered in a guide hole for the screw, and screwed in the eyelet screw. I threaded some picture wire through the eye, wound it tightly and pulled the wire across the wall. I used a level to make sure the wire was straight, (if it isn't, all of your stuff will slide to one end) measured 5" in from the other edge and marked it. I screwed in another eyelet screw, wound the wire through the hole and tightened the eyelet as tight as it would go. I did this for the next four rows- each 7" up from the lowest one. And that's really all there is to it. This is a really good project for people like me who like to pin a lot of crap on the wall- you only make 8 small holes in the wall instead of 200.


Poopscape is written by Claire Chauvin, a craft-obsessed mother and photography teacher living in Houston, Texas. If you have a question or a compliment, have tried one of my projects and want to share with me, or just want to chat, please email me at claireATpoopscape.com.