It’s so easy to personalise an existing cork pin board into something to suit any room or decor by covering it in fabric.
Earlier this year, I decided it was time to redecorate Miss 10’s bedroom. She had had the same hot pink feature wall and children’s canvas art hanging on her walls since we moved into our house when she was two.
Together, we set about creating a room that would hopefully see her through into the teenage years. This included a lovely new aqua feature wall as well as a new study space featuring her existing IKEA desk and chair.
To complement this, I decided to redecorate an old cork pin board to hang next to her desk to create a funky new pin board that could also double up as a piece of artwork.
It could not have been simpler and we were both very happy with the result.
This project is so cheap and easy for anyone to make. Here’s how to do it:
Basic wood framed cork pin board
Fabric (enough to cover the cork)
Ribbon (long enough to run around the perimeter of the board)
Stapler or staple gun
Rounded knife, metal ruler or similar
1. Paint the wooden frame of the pin board in your chosen colour and allow to dry. I went with white to match the furniture in my daughter’s room.
2. Cut the fabric so it is just slightly larger than the cork board (about 0.5-1cm larger is more than enough).
3. Place cork board on a flat surface and lay fabric over the top. Use a rounded edge knife, metal ruler or similar to push the edge of the fabric underneath the entire edge of the wooden frame until the fabric sits neat and taut on the board.
4. Staple the fabric around the entire edge, as close to the frame as possible, to hold it in place.
5. Cut four pieces of ribbon to the same width and length as the cork board.
6. Glue down these pieces of ribbon around the edge of the cork board so they cover the staples and give a nice clean finish.
You are now ready to hang your pin board!
Here is the finished product in my daughter’s redecorated room.