DIY Pinboard

Another project for the office makeover: Fabric Covered Pinboard with Nailhead Trim

To Start:

I recommend using a corkboard with a framed edge. It will give you a straight edge for placing your nailheads. I grabbed this one at goodwill for $2.38. Select a fun fabric, this is one of my favorite things to do! I had this chevron fabric left over from another project. Pick up some upholstery nailhead pins and fabric spray adhesive from the fabric store.


SUPPLY LIST for this project:

2×3 framed corkboard

1 yard of fabric

5 containers of upholstery pins

fabric spray adhesive

rubber mallet

staple gun or glue gun

measuring tape

hot iron

**Place cardboard over work surface to protect it. The pins may go through the cork  if it is not that thick.

STEP 1:  Iron your fabric to remove any existing creases. Lay out your fabric over the board and make sure patterns are even. Spray cork with spray adhesive and align fabric and press down.

STEP 2:  Start putting in your nailheads. I used a rubber mallet to make sure I did not dent the pins as I was putting them in.

I spaced my pins out from the center of the pin 1 inch apart

On a roll now…


When you are done with all the pins, flip the board over. Using a staple gun or hot glue gun, pull fabric tight starting at the middle and going out. (I prefer a staple gun).  Fold corners at right angles and continue stapling until you are finished.


a cute stylish pinboard perfect for an office space or kitchen command center.

I’m going to get busy and make a few more for the office we are working on. Can’t wait to show you the other DIY office projects coming up!

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17 Comments on DIY Pinboard

  1. Tara Melissa
    June 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Super cute. I’m especially a fan of the raised frame edge with the nailhead trim.

    • thriftykristy
      June 8, 2012 at 4:24 am (3 years ago)

      I am becoming a nailhead addict…I want to use them on everything! Must exercise self-control!

  2. Shelly
    June 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Where did you get the fabric? Love it!

    • thriftykristy
      June 7, 2012 at 11:07 pm (3 years ago)

      The fabric is from Hobby Lobby. I think it was $8/yard and I used a coupon when I purchased it for something a few months back. Yay! Glad you guys like it :)

  3. Michelle Nordstrom
    June 8, 2012 at 12:39 am (3 years ago)

    And with this first post, you are on your way! Welcome to the world of blogging!

    • thriftykristy
      June 8, 2012 at 4:23 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Michele! You are soooo encouraging :)

      March 29, 2013 at 8:05 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing, Tess :) xo Kristin

  4. Sue quinn
    December 18, 2013 at 1:30 am (1 year ago)

    I want to do this for my daughters room and confused about how you align the fabric after applying the glue. I can see this going wrong – maybe I didn’t understand the first part of your instruction?

      December 18, 2013 at 7:58 am (1 year ago)

      Hi Sue, the spray adhesive is really easy to work with. You can reposition and work out any bumps or wrinkles before it sets :) xo Kristin

  5. shirley
    April 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm (1 year ago)

    This is really neat plus looking good. Thanks for sharing.

  6. thriftykristy
    September 7, 2012 at 9:46 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing :) Kristin


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