Crafty Pins

Hello All,

Belated Welcome to 2013! I can’t quite believe its another New Year, where resolutions are made & are in my case inevitably broken! All ready I’m 7 days late with my first resolution. Yes like recent years my resolution has been to write more posts on this blog. Why I don’t is a mystery to me because I have so many ideas for posts, I say them out in my head but never put to print. I love writing & really enjoy it any time I do post so what has been holding me back in the past I don’t know. However I do know that in the past week I have been extremely productive in other areas.
My ole creative side has popped up, which I’m loving! It started with a small simple project which I have been meaning to do for months. When I first moved into my house just over a year ago I made a pin board for my kitchen. A friend asked if I would make one for her, which I promised I would & well a year later I made it! From there I decided to give my bedroom the overhaul I wanted to do, so for the past few days I have been on my hands & knees painting floor boards.
Over the next few posts I’ll upload images of my bursts of creativity. First here’s how to brighten up a boring old pin board:

To make a unique pin board all you need is of course a cork pin board which you can get in Woodies or Ikea for less then a tenner. You will with also need some wadding, scissors, craft glue, pins, measuring tape, ruler, sewing chalk, & material.
I would buy maybe half a metre of wadding & material & with any excess you can make a heart shape decoration (which I will show in a future post how to make).
Measure the pin board within the boarder & draw measurements onto materiel with the sewing chalk & cut around. Also cut wadding to the same measurements.
Spread the craft glue evenly around the edges of the cork moving into the centre. Press the wadding down firmly making sure it sticks.
Again spread the craft glue now on the wadding & fit the material on, pressing down firmly & your done! If you want you could also add a ribbon border following the same instructions. As the wadding is thick it’s probably best to use sewing pins to pin all your pieces to it. Have fun pinning!!!








    • January 8, 2013 / 8:10 am

      Thanks a million! It only takes about a half hour so it’s great 🙂

  1. January 12, 2013 / 7:42 am

    Would be a great gift for all ages, I may do one as a house warming gift & I’ve two weddings this year. Much prefer to give a useful pressie…& if its super gorgeous too that’s even better! 😃

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