Make a Foam Surround for Wall Mounted Objects

Make a Foam Surround for Wall Mounted Objects

Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 1, 2011

Alright, I know what many of you are thinking. Sarah, this is Apartment Therapy. We don't have garages! Heck, we only have a few tools! Why on earth would you show us a tutorial for making foam fitted tool holders inside drawers? Well hold your small square-footage-loving horses, I want to put this idea to work on your walls…

So this great tutorial over at Make will show you how to make foam casing for your tools. It's great if you have a garage and want everything to have its place, especially smaller, more precise tools that need a bit of extra care. If your house is anything like mine however, you're doing good to just get the hammer back in the hammer drawer and so forth. So why does this tutorial interest me so much? Because I want to hang it on the wall!

A few years back I inherited a few tools from my Grandfather. They aren't really anything I'll ever be putting to use in my toolkit arsenal, but I do want to keep them on display. Sure I could just set them out on a table, or stash them in a basket. (That's what baskets are for right? Putting random things in them that you don't know what to do with?)

Instead, this idea takes an old drawer (you could easily use a shadow box frame, some spray insulating foam and an old tshirt to make a perfect fit holder for these items. Now that they have a place to sit, you could poke small holes and secure your items with thin wire to keep them in place when you mount it to the wall. The foam is light, the tshirt is light and it gives you a neat way to display things that might otherwise just be tossed in a basket to collect dust. Check out more on the idea over at Make, for your garage, or walls!

Image: Make

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