Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wallpaper Pinboard

When I visited the flea market in Paris at New Year, I picked up a lovely old vintage picture frame... I'd been looking out for one as I wanted to create a pinboard for my office, using wallpaper samples! So, at the weekend, I got to it, and here's how I did it, and the results! The frame cost me €15 at the flea market, the wallpapers samples were collected up while I was deciding on paper for the hall, and the cork tiles were around £7 for a pack from a DIY shop....

Firstly I had to measure up the cork tiles to fit the frame, I had to use 2 tiles as they weren't long enough, but I just used a staple gun to join them together. I used 2 layers of cork to stop it being too flimsy....

Next I superglued the 2 layers of cork together and then I laid out the scraps of wallpaper they way I wanted them in the frame....

and then all was needed was to superglue the wallpaper onto the cork! easy peasy! I placed some heavy books on top while the glue dried to make sure the paper was nice and flat. And then I just popped the wallpaper covered cork into the frame...

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, although now that its done, I'm scared to pin anything on it!! I will do eventually but I actually quite like how it looks as it is!

PS Does anyone know where I can get some nice drawing pins?!


  1. OOoh, its gorgeous! Love your choice of wallpapers. Some nice pearl headed pins would look lovely with it!

  2. It is lovely. I'm doing ours now. I was thinking of going fabric. I will have to see.

  3. Oh wow, it's absolutely gorgeous!! xx

  4. Such a lovely idea x

  5. if you haven't found nice drawing pins already, I like the map pins from WIlkinsons! They have big round silver-coloured ends.

  6. Just finished our inspiration board. It's here.


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