Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY :: Fabric Covered Pinboards

When we were originally designing our family room redo, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do on the wall behind the kid's desks. I wanted a variety of surfaces in this room- magnetic, chalkboard, and a pin board.
 
Today, I am super excited to share with you how I created custom fabric covered pin boards for our space. The idea is nothing new, but when I found some adorable shaped corkboards in Target's dollar isles (these were $2.50), I just knew I had to do something amazing with them. In fact, oddly enough, these babies were the motivation I needed to actually start this project.
 
 
The supplies needed for this project are super easy- a corkboard (you could easily do this with any shape/size corkboard. They even make cork contact paper that you could cut into any shape you want), spray adhesive, and fabric.

 
First, I turned my fabric around. I used fabric that I am also using somewhere else in the room. Also, (very important!) make sure to turn the object you are tracing around. I almost didn't do this...could have been tragic :) Make sure if you are using a patterned fabric to line it up so that your pattern is straight. It would be horrible to cut out all that beautiful fabric only to find that it looks all lopsided once you put it on your board.

 
Trace around your shape. Make sure to get a close trace, since you don't really want any extra fabric hanging off the edge.

 
Cut out your fabric.

 
Since my shape is so detailed, I lined up my fabric onto the board before gluing. Once lined up, I pinned down half of the fabric to keep it in place.


 
The unpinned side I lifted up and sprayed with my adhesive.

 
Place and smooth fabric down and repeat with other side.

 
I put a little mod podge around the edges to prevent the fabric from fraying.
 
I am sooooo happy with how this project turned out. L.O.V.E it.


 

 
So now each kid has their own board to display their work, and I have three beautiful pops of color to look at in our (still, slowly coming together) family room :)
 
 win-win, right??
 
Isn't it amazing how the small projects sometimes make us the happiest?
 
 
xo,
Rachel
 
 
 
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12 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the linkup! Super cute!

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  2. Popping over from Hi Sugarplum. These are adorable, I love them. The fabric choice is awesome too.

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  3. These are precious! Great idea, I just pinned it : )

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    1. Thank you! I know that pinning = love, so I am honored! :)

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  4. Love it! Where did you find your fabric?

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    1. Thanks! I found all the fabric on fabric.com. I was actually pretty impressed with the selection they had. Plus, I don't believe I paid over $10/yard for anything!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Rachel

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  5. These could not be any cuter!! Love them! Janell

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    1. Thank you so much! It's a huge compliment coming from you--I see your wonderful stuff all over the blogosphere all the time! Thanks for looking :)
      Rachel

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  6. These are SO cute!!! I want to run and check my local Target right now!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  7. You did a great job. I think it was so creative and easy. They could be used in so many ways.

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  8. This is pawesome, girl!!! We love it.

    xoxoxo,
    Erika and Sebastian

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  9. This is fabulous, I would feel sorry to pin something on them and use it as a corcboard, it looks so nice <3

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