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How to Make a Burlap Pin Board

Hello friends, how are you today? I hope that you are well
because I want to share my latest creation with you in the hope to inspire you.

I wanted to have a pin board in the home office for quite sometime
to keep my random papers and notes in one place, 
but I couldn't find anything online that was affordable.  
I was inspired to create my own by this photo and an old Pottery Barn catalog.

I loved the one featured in that picture, 
but I had already purchased my burlap fabric and decided
to go with it instead of that lighter linen fabric in the photo,
which by the way would look beautiful just for pinning photos of your loved ones.

I gathered my materials which included:

Burlap fabric (one yard) $2
Corkboard $ 8
Packing tape
Push pins
Furniture nails $5 for 4 packs
Spray adhesive (optional)

I draped the fabric over the cork board to measure the amount that 
I would need to cover the board. 
I left an extra 2 1/2 inches to overhang toward the back of the board.
I sprayed the cork board with adhesive and pressed the fabric over it.

I folded the seems to give it a clean look in the back and
I stapled the remaining 2 1/2 inches on the back tightly to secure it. 
Then I pinned down the burlap with thumb nails to hold it steady in place for nailing.

I started nailing the furniture nails along the edge of the board about an inch apart.  
You may use a mallet for nailing the pins, 
I just pressed them down with my fingers along the edge of the cork board, 
not on the frame itself, although that is an option that you may consider.

I used 4 boxes of nickel plated furniture nails which contain 25 nails a piece, 
that's 100 nails, and I was left with about 5 extra nails.

Once I was finished applying the furniture nails, it was ready for hanging.
The board came with hanging hardware so it was easy to install.

I am very pleased with the new look of my pin board.  

Not too bad for $15 project. 
Create your very own with your desired fabric and get pinning.
To create bunting like the one featured, go here.
Happy Crafting!

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  1. your pinboard is so cute! LOVE IT! you did a wonderful job! I also like the cute garland at the top. Perfect touch.

  2. Totally love how you've redesigned your board - looks a tonne better!

  3. Very cute! I have to make one for my daughter's room! Thanks D!

  4. This is so cute and I love that little banner! Saw you at Show and Tell! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love this! Love burlap, love bunting, love pinning stuff!

  6. I saw your post from Tip Junkie. I love this idea and especially the cute bunting! Great Job!

  7. Oh my goodness... Love the pinboard!! Sooo cute! I would love for you to link up to my party going on now at Jillify It! Hope to see you there!


  8. I love this pinboard! I am just obsessed with burlap. Popping in from Tip Junkie's party and thought this was a great tutorial! You have some awesome projects here. Would love if you'd link this and other fun up on my linky party!
    Thanks, Michelle

  9. Turned out great and I love the banner!

  10. This turned out great! I love the bunting on the top!

  11. What a great idea! I've always loved the PB corkboards but couldn't part with the cash, but this... this I can do! Thanks for sharing...

    Visiting from Show and Tell~

    Rhonda @home.made.

  12. Wow...LOVE! Saw your link on Home Stories A2Z. I am totally doing this! I have the supplies and didn't think to put them together. What a great look!

  13. This is super cute! Loving your bunting too. If you have a moment I would love for you to stop by and share:

  14. D, This is so so cute! Thanks for sharing at the Pinteresting Link party!

  15. Suuuper adore this.. Featuring you on Thursday.. Sooo creative and chic.. Hope you can stop in and check it out.. Thanks SOOO much again for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday... xoxoxo..

  16. Suuuper adore this.. Featuring you on Thursday.. Sooo creative and chic.. Hope you can stop in and check it out.. Thanks SOOO much again for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday... xoxoxo..

  17. What a great idea! This came out super cute!


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