Pinboard Makeover With Fabric, Thumb Tacks & Juice Can Tops

by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 14, 2016

pinboard makeover,

I have had this huge pinboard for ages, and this week it finally got the makeover I had been envisioning.

This is such an easy update!

Pinboard Makeover


It only took 15 minutes. Can anyone tell me why it took me so long to do this?

If you saw yesterday’s post, I promised you the tutorial of this DIY project.

It’s a super easy way update a pinboard. You know me, I like easy solutions that don’t take longer than a few minutes.

You only need 4 supplies:

  • large pinboard
  • fabric
  • thumb tacks
  • glue dots or glue gun and glue sticks
  • optional: tops of orange juice cans


The fabric wasn’t quite long enough to cover the whole pin board, but I didn’t mind. I decided to leave one side edge of it uncovered.

I could’ve left it that way, but then I thought of the orange juice can tops that I keep collecting because I just can’t bear to throw them out.

Call me crazy, but I like to recycle and reuse as many things as possible, and they came in handy last year when I made these cute plant markers out of them.

Here they served as magnet holders.

036aThe first step was to fold under an inch of the fabric and securing it all around the pinboard frame.

I could have used fabric glue first, but that’s not even necessary if you use enough thumb tacks.

039aYou could use so many thumb tacks that there is no space left in between them for a nailhead trim look.

Then I simply used glue dots to stick the juice can tops to the pinboard. I had to use five per can top — if you want to make sure they stick forever, I’d use a glue gun.


And that was it! Here is the pinboard in my office.

046a047a055aI already added all kinds of vintage and thrifty finds to it I have been collecting — take a peek on Instagram — and I love how it turned out!

My office/craft room is finally coming together – I also decluttered it this weekend while my two men were in Washington with family that was visiting from Australia. It has never looked this good since we moved here.

060aPin it for later!

pinboard makeover,

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

April Cook August 26, 2016 at 3:16 PM

This looks so much better than just the plain cork. I love that it is an easy project ans that you could change the material to match the seasons or if you change the decor in the room. You could also find upholstery tacks to use if you wanted something a little fancier than thumbtacks.


Emily @ The Benson Street July 24, 2016 at 11:04 PM

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. – Emily


Shirley July 24, 2016 at 8:31 PM

I’ve always been a fan of cork boards. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. We hope you’ll party with us again.


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