A nerf gun wall is a really cool and innovative way to organize your kid’s (or your) nerf arsenal collection. After years of accumulating the best of these harmless foam bullets, it’s only natural that you would want to organize them in a manner that makes it easier for you to access. So in this article, you will learn how to hang nerf guns on the wall for easy access and presentation!
Sure, one could always put them in a closet or some kind of box, but that might not be the best method. After all, nerf gun is a outdoors toy that requires a grand display.
The most popular and frankly, the coolest method is to hang them on a wall. Making an impressive nerf gun wall is not very challenging. All you need are some tools, accessories, a pegboard and you are all set. With a little bit of effort and creativity, you will have an impressive, organized, and enviable nerf arsenal wall. In this article, we will be talking about different methods to make your very own nerf gun wall that looks something out of a Tom Cruise movie.
- Spray paint or normal paint
- Mounting screws
- Hooks and baskets to store bullets
- Plastic spacers
Things to Take Care of Before Hanging Your Nerf Gun
Nerf guns come in all shapes and sizes. With a large number of products like the N-strike, Zombie-strike, Rebelle, AccuStrike and more,. it may seem a little daunting to arrange them in angles. Though it may seem tempting and much cooler to arrange them in a random order, a little attention to detail goes a long way.
So start by aligning the longest straight barrel of the blaster along the top left, bottom left, and bottom right of the pegboard. This would form a border of sorts for the rest of your collection to fit in. So, as you start aligning all the other guns of your nerf collection, you could use the first three for reference.
Once you set the blasters in this manner, you would be able to notice the slightest misalignment easily. Make sure that the barrel of your blasters is parallel to the floor plane, and the buts are perpendicular ( 90-degree angle) to the floor.
2. Unidirectional setting
Aligning nerf blasters in one direction is key in this process. Many people might start aligning them facing each other or in completely random formats. This may seem like a good idea at the start, but frankly, it would be very inefficient when it comes to spacing. Keep the direction consistent. This makes sure that the nerf wall is stacked accurately.
Start by aligning your blasters from left to right to make it look like those in stores. Here, you have the advantage of arranging the blasters without unnecessary boxes. This setting will ensure that all the barrels are facing one side.
3. Size matters
Your nerf collection might have a few guns of the same size and shape. Many times people try arranging the nerf guns according to their product types or prioritize the ones they like the most. Because the spacing is limited on the pegboard, make sure that all the similar-sized nerf guns are placed together in one direction rather than in a haphazard manner.
If you have similar-shaped blasters, try to hook them on a single hook to make it look appealing and way cooler than a generic alignment.
The aesthetics of a good nerf wall can easily get destroyed by uneven gaps between the nerf blasters. Try maintaining at least 2 to 3 inches between each blaster, or enough space not to disrupt the entire setting when you pick one nerf gun out to play. Keep it a little spaced out, but not too much.
5. Make it edgy
While placing the guns on the pegboard it is not always necessary to keep them within the limits of the pegboard. The guns can hang a little out of the borders of your display wall, but not entirely outside. The idea is to keep the pegboard as inconspicuous as possible. Make sure you avoid the snaggy edge of blasters from coming out of the boundary. Keep the guns aligned with the edges to make them look well organized and professional.
First things first, make sure that the pegboard has a contrasting color to that of the guns. Nerf guns are flashy and have a bright color. Spray the pegboard black, white or any other color of your choice. Make sure you apply two coats because a single coat might wear out soon. It’s advisable to leave the pegboard to dry overnight to give it a much more finished and stable color.
Now locate a wall where your pegboard would look good. Count the number of guns, measure their sizes, and choose the location where all your guns would look good. Try to hit studs or use drywall anchors to hold the pegboard on the wall. Stability is key here, so pick a place where the nerf gun pegboard would not move as much.
Now, place the plastic spacers behind the board and screw it onto the wall. Use a drill to tighten the pegboard. Make sure that the pegboard is about 2-3 inches away from the wall. This will allow space between the pegboard and wall to slip the hooks into the pegboard while being close enough to the wall. This will make it more visually appealing.
Do not shy away from the hooks. Insert as many as you want based on the number of guns you want to hang on the wall. It is vital to measure the size of the guns properly. Insert a variety of hooks and baskets, based on your needs. Any local hardware store will have a wide range of hooks to choose from. Try to take as many as possible based on how you want to set your guns on the nerf pegboard.
Find Out How To Hang Nerf Guns On The Wall Today!
Once you follow the above instructions, with a few tweaks of your own, you will learn how to hang nerf guns on the wall and have a Nerf gun wall ready in no time. Say goodbye to the days when all the guns and dart bullets were lying around the house. Now, with a much more unique and appealing look, one can easily pick up and play with the nerf guns.
To make things a little more interesting, you could also leave some extra space between similar types of models of guns and put titles or labels underneath them. Making a nerf gun wall is not really a daunting job. It is actually fun and makes for a fun task for the whole family.