Hope you had a good weekend despite the boring weather. I spent mine crafting up a storm and eating way too much – it was kind of magical really. Following my mini house pinboard project last week I was hooked so got to work on using my left over supplies.
I knew right away I wanted a diamond shape thanks to my ever-predictable geometric obsession so that part was easy, but I spent ages (seriously, wayyyy too long) playing around with bright colour combos to do something a bit different. In the end I trusted my gut and went with a neutral grey & white combo which fits in with my study perfectly.
- Polyester pin board (picked mine up from Bunnings for $20 for a huge sheet)
- Paint (I just used basic acrylic paint)
- Plus ribbon & hot glue gun for hanging (or just 3M strips or double sided tape)
Step 1: Sketch your design onto paper first and then use this to trace onto your board with pencil
Step 2: Cut the shape out and sketch on your inside lines with pencil too
Step 3: Tape off your sections and paint away. You’ll have to wait in between coloured sections in order to tape over them, or you could be painstakingly impatient like me and just paint up to the line really carefully with a flat brush. Note – the polyester soaks up quite a bit of paint so if you’re mixing up a special colour be sure to make a lot!
Step 4: Once the paint is dry draw on your lines with a sharpie.
Step 5: I glued some ribbon to the back with a hot glue gun for hanging, but you could use anything really – 3M strips, double sided tape, string + push pins etc
and you’re done!
The end result is a bit cute, huh?
Have you made (or ever wanted to make) a pin board for yourself? What shape would you choose?