I've been wanting to DIY and just didn't find the time. But Katie and Sherry kicked my bootie into high gear with:
...I finally got on the ball and completed a few DIY projects in the office--and just in time for me to decide to take on a little business venture. More about that in the next couple of weeks, but for now...let's bask in the bliss of my newly completed linen pinboard with brass nailhead trim. Total cost was approximately $50. Still a bit pricey, but a much cheaper alternative to the $149 Pottery Barn price tag. Yes, I'll take the DIY version for 1/3 the price please!
I got my supplies from JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby (that way I could purchase everything with a coupon...sneaky, I know.). You'll need:
1. cork (duh)-I used a 2x3 roll AND 1 pack of 12 in x 12 in tiles (this made my board 4x3)
2. foam core (already 4x3 when it opens so I didn't have to alter it at all)
3. spray adhesive-I like the light because it's movable. I tend to freak out when things aren't perfect and this lets me slide things around a bit until they get how I want them
3. staple gun
4. fabric of your choice- I used linen because it was cheap-o when I went (4.99/yd)
5. nailhead trim-I picked up a roll of trim at JoAnn's because it should work great for this project and be super easy!
Unroll the cork and let it flatten for a bit. Then adhere the cork to your foam core using the spray adhesive. The edges on my roll weren't sticking very well so I went ahead and stapled them down along with a few additional "safety" staples in random areas to make sure the cork wasn't going anywhere! Then, just like a present, pull your material tightly and staple once in the center of each side (if your fabric has a pattern on it, don't forget to check and make sure it's centered and straight during that step). Continue pulling tightly and stapling every inch or two to finish it up. Take a trip around your edge with the nailhead trim and there you have it!
I heart it. I can't wait to start pinning all the great inspiration I find in my magazines! I got those amazing resin antlers for $12 at Hobby Lobby, the glass milk vase at Dillards for $2, and the pillow cover is my latest DIY using an Anthropologie napkin with a black and white herringbone pattern on the back! I. Love. It.
So, what do ya think? Ready to whip up a pinboard and napkin pillow cover yourself?!
Wishing you a Pinspired Wednesday!
P.S. The pillow cover is a huge hint on what I've got in the works. I'm off to cut more fabric :)
I'll be linking to these lovely ladies: