Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Making a Cushion Pin Board

     I made a pin board yesterday and it is one of the little projects for my room's makeover.  Pin boards are pretty handy. They display and keep favorite photographs and clippings and they help get your attention on an important note or to-do list. If you have an office station at home, then a pin board is a must-have.

     I'm replacing my old, small and boring cork board with a stylish 24" x 30" cushion board. This is something you can also do easily, at a minimal cost. All you need is a piece of wooden board, a sheet of foam of the same size, and a larger sheet of thick fabric (canvas, denim or upholstery fabrics). You will also need a loaded staple gun, some glue and hanging hardware.

     I got my  printed canvas from the Fabric Warehouse in Las Piñas City for only P65 per yard. The moment I saw it I knew that it is perfect for my pin  board with it's antique postcard design with stamps and tropical flora and fauna.

     You can buy sheets of foam of any size at Uratex. Luckily there's a Uratex factory near our village hehe. I bought a 3/4" thick, 24" x 30" sheet for P85. Half-inch thick will do, actually, and that will cost even less.

      I used an old blackboard that's just lying around here and that really saved me some money. You don't need to buy a large full sheet of plywood. You can buy smaller scrap plywood that's 1/4" thick.

      Well if you have all your materials ready, start by gluing the foam onto the board. No need to put glue on the entire board. In fact you don't have to use glue. You simply need to secure the foam between the wood and the fabric. 

     If everything's in place, fold edges of the fabric, stretch it a bit and staple it on the backside of the board. The staple wires should be at least an inch apart. After you are done on one side, do the opposite side next. For a neat corner fold, follow the simple steps below. Click to enlarge.




After you have stapled all sides and corners, attach your hanging hardware and viola! Your cushion pin board is ready for your anything you want to post. Mine is already in my room and it is almost filled!

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