In our second picture frame project, we created a wall art piece from a dollar store throw pillow cover. For project #3, I am going to use the other half of the pillow cover to create a ribbon pinboard.
- Picture Frame
- Pillow Cover (Dollarama – $2)
- Ribbon (Dollarama – $1)
- Rhinestone Thumbtacks (Dollarama – $1 for 16)
- Cork Board (Dollarama – 2 12×12 panels for $2)
- Cardboard Box
- Double Sided Tape
- Optional: Hot Glue Gun
Tip: If you can’t find rhinestone thumbtacks you can make your own but attaching rhinestones from the craft store to flat thumbtacks with a hot glue gun)
Step 1: Cardboard
Cut a piece of cardboard to fit into the back of the frame. If you still have the backing that came with the frame, you can use that instead.
Step 2: Cork Board
Cut cork board to fit the cardboard backing. My cardboard as 12×16 and I found 12×12 corkboard panels at Dollorama. I used one full panel and cut a 12×4 section out of the second panel. I attached these to the cardboard with double sided tape.
Step 3: Pillow Cover
I started by cutting the zipper edge of the pillow cover off as close to the zipper as possible. Next I used my scissors to gently loosen and remove the stitches on the remaining three edges and seperate the back and front panels of the pillow cover.
Step 4: Covering the Cork Board
First I played around with the fabric over the corkboard to get a rough idea of how I wanted the pattern to lay. Then I laid the fabric face down on the floor with the cork board face down on top. I used double sided tape to adher the edges of the fabric to the back of the cardboard but you can use a hot glue gun if you want a stronger hold. First fold the bottom edge of the fabric over the cork/cardboard backing and secure. Next do the top edge – gently pulling to ensure the fabric is straight and smooth. Repeat with the remaining edges.
Step 5: Create The Ribbon Pattern
To create the ribbon pattern I laid out the ribbons in a diagonal pattern and inserted the rhinestone tacks at each intersection to hold them in place. Then I secured the ribbon to the back of the cardboard with tape. Again – you may want to use a hot glue gun. You don’t want to glue/tape under the ribbon on the front of the board – you want to be able to slide photos and cards under the ribbon later on.
Step 6: Framing
I secured the final piece into the frame by taping it to the back so I can remove it for future projects. For a more permanent finish, use your hot glue gun along the inner edge to glue the final piece into the frame.