I have to ask – who doesn’t love a little DIY? I think it’s more than obvious that I’m quite a fan. This task is something I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while, especially since I’m a person who loves print rather than digital (yes, I know I’m writing this on an online blog). I love being able to cut or print pictures, ideas or simply inspiration and stick it up to motivate me through my day. This is also super handy as I plan to use it for all blog related ideas and said inspiration. It was so simple and fun to make and I encourage you all to give it a go if you’re looking for a ‘vintage’ way to showcase all your pin’able ideas.
Let’s get straight into it!
I bought the cork from a local supplier which is your best bet but the other supplies are simple enough to acquire from your arts and crafts store as well a trusty hardware store.
What I did first was mark out where I wanted to extend the washi tape and map out how I wanted it to cross over. I followed a basic pinboard design but this is entirely up to you.
I used washi tape because I liked the idea of the pattern laying flat rather than being used in a 3D sense. Also, I didn’t want the added hassle of needing to pin down all the cross sections that using ribbon would require. There is no sense in being lazy like me, use ribbon if you like but this works perfectly well.
Once I had determined my layout, I began to lay down the tape. I realise it looks a tad odd because not all the strips were in place but I never said I was a DIY professional 😉
Next comes the joining process and this isn’t a great picture because I almost forgot to take it. The wooden board also doesn’t look all that peachy but you know what – it does the job perfectly! Simply apply an ample amount of wood glue to the rough side of the wood board making sure to not get too close to the edges. Gently lay down the cork board on top of the wood ensuring that all sides are even. Lay some heavy books on the corners and leave to dry for about an hour.
Now all you need to do is start pinning your notes, inspo pics and more. You can also add hooks if you would like to mount it to a wall but I placed it on my table where I can fiddle with it whenever I like.
This was honestly one of the quickest, most rewarding DIY tasks I’ve ever done and if I had space in my house I’d definitely make more because I have an obsession! I would have boards all over the place – an idea I had would be to make a smaller one and place it in your kitchen and pin recipe ideas, groceries, schedules and more to it.
The options are endless and the result is gorgeous!
What do you think? Would you be keen to make your own pinboard? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
Thanks, VB xx