Pin Board DIY has got to be the easiest one yet! I hadn’t seen my room mate in a few days as our schedules were just not meeting up. In redecorating our apartment like I usually do, I had a painting we weren’t using and doesn’t really go with any of our stuff. Lauren, (my roomie), had a space on her wall she didn’t know what to do with because the painting wasn’t going to work. So, having some extra fabric from my Craftbox DIY, it was the perfect amount to cover the canvas and make a pin board for her. She was very surprised and excited when she got home late that night and immediately started putting things up on the board.
What you need first is a canvas or painting you are not using. Then of course, scissors, straight pins, a hammer, some ribbon or a roll of inch wide burlap, and depending on your size of canvas, 1 yrd of fabric. I used 1 yard for mine. SIDE NOTE: Because the painting could possibly be used again in the future, I wanted to make it easy for the fabric to come off. If you are sure you don’t want the painting anymore, or you have a plain canvas, I would reinforce the backside with cork board. Target has some great cork board squares that would make it easy to put behind the canvas, securing it with hot glue or super glue if you like.
Step 2: Fold over the fabric and with your straight pins, hammer it into the wooden edges. SIDE NOTE: A more permanent construction would be to glue it down. Continue with hammering the pins all the way around the edges till the fabric is stationary.
Step 3: Measure out the ribbon or burlap roll across the board. Cut and pin onto the board. If more permanent, glue only the ends to the board and pin every so long along the ribbon, so you can still slide cards or pictures underneath the ribbon.
You can make a design with the ribbon/burlap, maybe criss crossing them making diamond shapes.
Step 4: Just place pictures, cards, notes, reminders with pins or sliding them under the ribbon like I did. Easy Peasy! And easy to change! A great DIY too for friends to do, a birthday gift, or something you can do with your kids for their rooms! Make it a vision board for things you’d like to do, a great place for a bucket list, or perhaps a fun way to show what chores need to be done for the kiddies! -Whit