I love me some Pinterest… but there’s something so satisfying about the tangible quality of an old fashioned pin board. A place where you can keep your most beautiful, current inspirations in plain sight—not buried in virtual boards that require scrolling. Enter, this gorgeous DIY linen pin board from Monika Hibbs. If you follow along with Monika, you may have spotted this beauty before, but this is a friendly reminder today that if you haven’t already put on your DIY gloves to tackle this one (which happens to be under $40 total), it’s time you do. Grab the details below and make sure to head to Monika’s blog for the source on those adorable gold pins and so much more home and entertaining inspiration!
Cork board (24×36) Hooks included
Linen (one yard)
- Prepare your fabric. (We used 100% linen for this project. Iron out any creases before you begin!)
- Lay the fabric face down on your work surface.
- Place frame/cork board face down on top of the fabric.
- Measure and mark the halfway points on both the fabric and frame.
- Fold one side of the fabric over the cork board. Starting in the middle, place three staples.
- Fold over opposite side, pull it tight, and place three staples.
- Repeat for the remaining sides three and four (always pull tight before stapling it).
Starting where the last staple ends, continue to staple the fabric along the edge towards the corner, stopping about two inches from the corner itself. Keep pulling the fabric tight. Working clockwise around the cork board, staple every other half side as shown. (Pull tight!)
Working counter-clockwise and starting from the middle, staple along the edges and stop about 2 inches from the corner. (Remember to pull the fabric tight!)
Finish corners by folding the fabric around the corner edges and stapling it down. (See above photos.) Trim excess fabric. Nail hooks into the back to hang. Fill with inspiring images, textiles, etc. Enjoy!
Photography: Monika Hibbs