Upcycle juice can tops and some extra fabric to create this easy pinboard makeover!
I have had this huge, boring pinboard — also called a bulletin board — for ages, and this week it finally got the makeover I had been envisioning.
I bought it a year ago at a tag sale for just a few dollars. This is such an easy update!
Pinboard Makeover With Upcycled Juice Can Tops
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.
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You only need supplies for this pinboard makeover:
- large pinboard
- 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.
The 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.
You 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.
I 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. It has never looked this good since we moved here.
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