I made mine using a frame I already purchased at a garage sale years ago. It had the pretty picture below in it and it was hanging in my living room for a long time. I thought I needed a change so I took it off the wall and out of the frame.
My original idea was to just flip the picture around and buy a roll of cork and glue it on, but the back of the picture board was to hard to stick a pin. Instead I used a display board made of foam core. I didn't even have to cut it. It was the exact size of the frame. It cost a little over $3.00.
(How often do you get that lucky)
I purchased fabric at our local big name store for cheap. $1.00 a yard. I purchased 2 yards. (Wow big spender) and at that price I didn't mind getting holes in the fabric with the pins.
I laid the fabric on the table put the foam board on top, cut the fabric to size and folded the sides over the board and taped it. I used tape.... because if I wanted to change the fabric it would be easy.
Next I popped it in the frame and hung it on the wall.
Now the fun part. I started pinning personal things to the board. You can pin anything you want.
I chose personal things for now.
You can see a little bit of my personality and what I like. This is what I pinned. I thought in honor of my wedding anniversary and mothers day I would pin these vintage pictures of my grandparents wedding and my mothers high school picture. There is a poem my daughter wrote for mothers day when she was small, a crochet piece made by my grandmother featured in the bottom picture to the left of my mom. The rest are photos taken by me and some of my art work, sheet music and pretty bird cards and a vintage hanger.
It was so much fun pinning the pictures to the board. It felt like I was creating a huge scrap book.
So tell me has anyone made one of these? What would you pin on yours?
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