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How To Build A Nerf Gun Wall {With Easy to Follow Instructions!}

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I’ve always wanted to be the “cool mom”.  You know.  The one who has delicious fresh baked cookies waiting.  And the one who has the “fun house” where kids want to be.   So I’m working on some projects to help reach that status!  And today I want to share one with you: how to build a Nerf Gun Wall. Trust me, it’s easier than you’d think and totally worth it!

For the last couple years, our boys have been really big into playing with Nerf Guns.  Every time their friends are over, that’s what they will do.  In the summer, I’ll see them circling the house and running around the farm trying to get each other.  During the winter, they chase through every room indoors.

So with the addition of several new dart weapons for each of our boys this Christmas, it was time to create a place to store and display.  So I went on the hunt for ideas and found some “Nerf Gun Wall Options”.  Based on photos, my husband and I put together this fun Nerf Gun Wall as part of our Boys’ Room Makeover.

Total Nerf Gun Wall Project Cost = Under $50

We came in right at about $45 which included everything we used.  Of course, prices will vary slightly by area (we’re in Minnesota) and quantity/style of hooks chosen too.

How To Built A DIY Nerf Gun Wall {Instructions}

Materials Needed For A Nerf Gun Wall:

  • Sheet Of Pegboard (Size Will Vary Based On Your Needs)
  • Spray Paint
  • Mounting Screws
  • Washers
  • 1 1/2″ – 2″ Plastic Spacers  (This is because the pegboard needs to be away from the wall a little to allow for the hooks to insert into board).
  • Variety Of Hooks And/Or Baskets To Accommodate Your Selection Of Toy Weapons

Step 1:

Spray your pegboard in your choice of paint color.  This takes very little time and we did two coats to get an even cover.  We did spray the night before to ensure it was completely dry for hanging.  (This step is optional but really does give a nicer overall finished appearance.)

How To Built A DIY Nerf Gun Weapon Wall {Instructions}

Step 2:

Measure and mark where you will need to hang your pegboard.   (Try to hit studs or else use drywall anchors to ensure a secure hold in your wall.)

Step 3:

Place the plastic spacer BEHIND the board and run the washer and screw through the front.  Use a drill to tighten.  (Note, we actually used grey plastic spacers but I forgot to take a picture of them before we hung the wall.  So this is the same thing but yellowish in color that my husband had laying around.)

How To Built A DIY Dart Gun Weapon Wall {Instructions}

You can see our board is about 1 1/2″ from our wall.  It gives us enough space to slip the hooks into the pegboard but close enough to the wall so it looks nice and doesn’t feel awkward.

How To Built A DIY Nerf Gun Weapon Wall {Instructions}

Step 4:

Insert a variety of hooks and baskets, based on your needs.  We found over half dozen hook options at our local hardware store.  Since I didn’t really know what we needed, I just grabbed a variety.  Turns out, we ended up with the perfect amount!   I haven’t picked up any baskets yet but plan to hunt for some to hold spare darts the next time we make it to town.

How To Built A DIY Dart Gun Wall {Instructions}

The Completed Nerf Gun Wall = Organization & Pure Joy {PRICELESS!}

The boys (and ME!) love that we finally have a great way to keep their collection of dart gun options organized.  I am no longer tripping over them or seeing stacks in corners (YEAH!).  And it’s so much easier for my boys to play with friends too since all the options are easy to see and easy to grab on the new Nerf Gun Wall.

How To Built A DIY Nerf Gun Wall {Instructions}

Now I just need to come up with a neat sign or something for above this “Nerf Gun Wall”.  If you have any ideas, please let me know in the comments!  I was thinking of hitting up my local Hobby Lobby for some inspiration too as I’m stumped.

How To Built A DIY Nerf Gun Wall {Instructions}

So what do you think?  Do you have anyone in your life, child OR adult, who would love to have their very own Nerf Gun Wall?

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monique s

Monday 12th of April 2021

This seems like a good way to minimize the clutter too

Em Mahr

Monday 5th of April 2021

With a house full of boy, we have a ton of Nerf guns! This is such a great idea - can't wait to get my husband working on this!

Pastor Lea

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Great idea! I was helping one of my grandsons set up his room. He has lots of Nerf guns and he wanted them to look like they were on a gun rack. This idea was just what we needed. Thank you for sharing!

Beth

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

I was going to do a sign or banner above my sons, too. I came up blank on pictures or posters so I started hanging broken Nerf guns (because boys) above and it looks pretty cool 😊

Miranda

Wednesday 16th of September 2020

Oh, neat idea!

Karla Sotelo Rojas

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

My son's 7th birthday is coming up and he has requested i make the Nerf Gun wall. He is in Aww with the way it came out. So this is what we will display at his coming birthday in November before we place on wall.

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