The other night I decided I NEEDED a pinboard to take to our inaugural Make It Better…mending/sewing/crafting cafe evening, to display posters for other upcoming events and workshops.
Just in case you ever NEED a pretty pinboard in an emergency…
This is what you need:
- cheap pinboard or cork tile
- fabric of your choosing
- glue gun
In the garage we have a cheap pinboard sat still in its shiny wrapper, that we bought ages ago (when Focus went bust I think!) waiting to be loved.
So I went and grabbed it in and set to work.
My plan was to cover it in fabric, but I was a bit worried that the frame around the outside might make it a bit ‘funny’, so I found an old pair of my Nana’s curtains that I had already butchered for other projects, and cut these up to fill in the gap
I used my trusty glue gun throughout, as it is quick and easy, and I love a bit of speed crafting. I put 2 layers on, which filled in the gap nicely, but actually makes sticking the pins in a bit of a pain. If I did it again, I think I would just do one layer.
Then I placed my ‘pretty’ fabric face down on the floor, and placed the pinboard face down on top
Then just fold the edges over, pulling the fabric nice and tight. At the corners, do it like you are wrapping up a present. Go crazy with the glue gun. Remember, it doesn’t have to look pretty from the back!
Then, because mine really didn’t look very pretty from the back, I cut another rectangle of Nana’s curtains and glued this on top to neaten it up
This pinboard came with 6 free pins-woohoo! So I set to work on them too-glue-gunning some buttons on to the tops
Here it is ‘in action’
Not quite a 10 minute pinboard, I may have been fibbing there, but certainly less than half an hour.
The only minor issue with ‘speed crafting’ is that it does leave quite a lot of mess to clear up
You can find other ‘speed craft’ and me making, making do and mending over at My Make Do and Mend Year-where my family and I are 7 months in to our year of buying nothing new!