Practical and Pretty Pin board



When I decided to homeschool, I knew I needed a pinboard. I needed somewhere to put up sight words and our Virtue Cards, but there was no way I could throw off my décor with an ugly tan, cheap pinboard. Ya with me? I already was having to do school in our dining room and I did not want it to feel like the local elementary school had thrown up all over my walls. As cute as the little owl borders are in a classroom, that just wasn’t happening for me. No one was messing with my chi, or zen or inner Joanna Gaines or whatever you want to call it. #ocdforlife

This project was another easy one. I purchased a roll of board from JoAnn’s Fabrics and a frame from Michaels that happened to be 50 percent off. The entire project came in just under $30.00.

First I removed the glass and backing from the picture frame and set them aside. I then cut my roll of board to the size of the picture frame, making it a little shorter on all four sides to accommodate for the space that the fabric would take up. Obviously, make sure not to go too small or the board will be too small. You want to shave off just enough that the fabric board will not bow when its put in the frame. Tightly wrap fabric around the pin board and use a staple gun to staple the fabric down,  about every few inches or whatever you feel is necessary, constantly keeping the fabric pulled tight as you go along. Insert your pinboard into your frame and fasten the back of the frame around the board to keep it in place.

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I am pretty happy with the way it turned out and it literally took me about 10 minutes to do with the help of my husband. Practical and Pretty. The board. Not the husband. 😉





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