Thursday, February 19, 2015

How to Make a Pinboard

Spring is coming and you know what that means... S-P-R-I-N-G C-L-E-A-N-I-N-G!  In an attempt to tidy-up my office area, I made a pinboard to help me stay organized.  This is how I did it.

Supplies needed:
Cork sheets
Picture frame
Staple gun or hot glue gun

1.  Use the backing of the picture frame as a guide and measure out the roll of cork to fit the inside of the frame. Because the cork was actually pretty thin, I decided to use 2 layers instead of just 1.  The only gripe I have about the cork that I used is that it is slightly....brittle?  The cork tore very easily while I was cutting it so I would recommend being very careful if you decide to use the same kind I did. (I got my rolls of cork from Hobby Lobby)

2.  Lay the fabric face down.

3.  Lay the cork on top of the fabric.

4.  Lay the backing for the picture frame on top of the cork.

5.  Wrap the edges of the fabric around the cork and attach the fabric to the backing using a staple gun or glue gun.  This part was a little tricky because you want to make sure there isn't a lot of excess fabric around the edges.  The excess fabric will affect how well everything will fit into the frame so you want to make sure to trim as much fabric off as you can.  Also, make sure your fabric is aligned so that the pattern on your fabric looks straight...unless you don't mind the crooked look...then you know, you do you boo!

5.  Put everything into the frame and voila!

I hope you liked this simple project and decide to try it out for yourself!  I don't think I've typed "cork" more in my life so I hope that counts for something..haha!  I will be using my pinboard for inspirational quotes and pictures.  Let me know if you decide to try this project of if you'd like to see more simple DIY projects like these!

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