I went round my sister’s flat the other day to admire her newly painted kitchen (she painted it in Overtly Olive, from Dulux… the same as my kitchen!). It looks great – the green really brings out her white cupboards nicely.
I did notice that she had a receipt sellotaped to her fridge door though. Her fridge is built in, so she can’t use fridge magnets to keep hold of little notes etc. It’s a good sized cupboard and immediately I thought that it would be perfect for a homemade, fabric pin board.
I’ve seen these on Pinterest loads, and have always fancied making one, but don’t really have anywhere to put one. So I suggested it to Anna and she loved it!
She took herself off to Hobbycraft the next day (this girl doesn’t hang around!), and bought the materials she needed:
- Blank canvas frame
- Cute material
All in all it came to under £15, which isn’t bad really.
First she stapled the waddling to the canvas frame. This is to add a bit of padding to the board and to make it look a bit more soft – to relax the harsh edges of the canvas frame.
She then stapled the fabric to the board – she had a good solid staple gun which made this a quick and easy job, but a normal stapler would probably have worked too (although if you’re into craft projects a staple gun is a great investment).
She then crossed the ribbon over and under each other to make a nice diamond-shaped grid. Once she was happy with the layout she stapled these in to the back of the frame. She actually ran out of the thick pink ribbon, but I don’t think you can tell.
And that was it! It took her less than an hour, and she loved making it.
Don’t you think it looks fabulous? A pretty fabric pin board in my pretty sister’s kitchen.
Have you made something similar? Did you use a corkboard or a canvas frame? Any tips?