DIY Pin Boards
Updated: Apr 12, 2019
If you’re like me, then loose paper is one of the largest culprits to clutter around your home. We leave notes or memos, receive invitations, recipes, coupons, receipts - all this can pile up and make your space look messy if you don't have a designated spot for all of it.
1 - Pine Lumber (1x10x6) (https://amzn.to/2LGuYJw)
6 Cork Tiles (https://amzn.to/2LAciuR)
1/2 meters of Cloth Material (https://amzn.to/2PQVtiE)
Staple Gun + Staples (8mm *check size) (https://amzn.to/2PQJphd)
Spray Glue Adhesive (https://amzn.to/2ooC9wJ)
Galvanized Duct Sheet Metal (18X36) (https://amzn.to/2LFHYPx)
Metal Cutting Scissors - Tin Snips (https://amzn.to/2PRzec9)
Super Glue Adhesive (https://amzn.to/2wyis9r)
Fabric Scissors (https://amzn.to/2PLXRXM)
Cork Pins (https://amzn.to/2Pl78VD)
Stretch Cord ⅛” (https://amzn.to/2C3Inf2)
6 Sawtooth picture hangers (https://amzn.to/2Pl05fE)
Measuring Tape (https://amzn.to/2N0EbRs)
Step 1: LET’S PLAY HOLLYWOOD SQUARES!
Take a 1X10X6 lumber board and cut 6 pieces using a circular saw (or Mitre saw) to your desired size. I’ve made mine 8.5 X 8.5. If you’re not comfortable cutting the boards yourself, most big box hardware stores will cut the wood for you.
Step 2: SOMETIMES WE LIKE IT ROUGH
Don’t bother sanding your boards, the rough board is actually better so that the glue has more grain to stick to.
Step 3: CORK & CUT
Take 5 cork tiles and trace the size of your wood square using a sharpie. Cut them out using scissors.
Step 4: DRESS IT UP
Take one of your wood blocks and place it on your material. Leave 2.5 inches of material around the board and cut out using fabric scissors. Use the first cut of material as your template to cut out 5 more.
Step 5: OH SHEET!
Take your metal sheet and a block of wood and trace it onto the metal sheet using a sharpie. Now take a ruler and make a smaller trace inside the square. The idea is that you want your metal square to be slightly smaller than the size of the wood block to ensure there are no exposed sharp edges sticking off your wood. Cut out using metal cutting scissors. Be very careful in this step! The metal can be sharp.
Step 6: WE HAVE A STRONG BOND
Using your spray adhesive glue, cover the back of your cork square and the top of your wood square. Press together and let dry. *You may want to add some weight to it to make sure the glue adhesive really sticks together.
Do the same with the metal sheet using a strong adhesive glue.
Step 7: YOU ARE A STAPLE IN MY LIFE
Once all your blocks are dry, take your material and place it face down on a table. Put your block in the middle and begin to fold the edges over and secure with a staple gun. Continue to do this for all 6 blocks.
Cut away any loose material sticking out afterwards.
Step 8: BUNGEE ALL THE WAY
Add your bungee cord on as many blocks and you want and secure by tying a knot and securing with a staple in the back.
Step 9: DON’T YOU WANT TO HANG OUT?
Using a hammer, attach your sawtooth picture hangers to the back of all 6 blocks. You’ll want to make sure all the hangers are measured to the same distance from the top, so that they all hang level to each other on your wall.
Step 10: DECORATE! DECORATE! DECORATE!
Add fun pins and magnets to your board and hang in the desired space!
These DIY Memo boards are really simple to customize to your space by using any kind of fun fabrics and styles. Try a minimal look or have fun with floral patterns.
It’s simple and easy to create in an afternoon!