|The finished 'Fab-ric Pinboard' - no more boring drab here!|
I recently purchased an over sized cork board/ pin board for our [home] office....when looking to hang it on one of our office walls it looked terribly boring & plain. So I decided to spruce it up with some colourful bird & foliage printed fabric and black / white ribbon that I had in my fabric stash, and also made some coordinating floor cushions [for my little girl Isabelle to play when she's in the office] too! I have just a few finishing touches on our accompanying personalised desk chair cushions to do - so will post pics shortly once I finish a little applique!
So take a look at this little afternoon project - all in the name of colour & design!
Choose colourful printed fabric in stripes, checks, geometric, paisley or a botanical design from your local fabric store [Spotlight or Ikea in Australia are great places to visit] with an inexpensive ready made cork/ pin board from your local variety or craft store [such as the Reject Store, or Hot Dollar discount stores in Australia].
May be you'd like to spruce up a boring old pin board into something gorgeous?
|1. Choosing fabrics, layout & ribbon combinations....playing with your |
fabric & trims is important so that you can work out & feel good
about your colour combination choice.
|3. Apply craft glue or adhesive spray onto the cork side - and lay the wadding on top |
of this glue and press lightly down so wadding is attached
|5. Layer fabric on top of wadding - matching up the cut sides - now staple!|
|Nearly finished weaving - worth the effort - it gives |
the fabric another graphic dimension and is functional!
Once done I pin pearl pins into the centre of each 'X'
|Coordinating floor cushions make for a fun, colourful & softer play area|
in the office space for my baby Isabelle.
|I just love this print & the coordinating hot candy pink stripe I used. |
Definitely my new favourite cushions.
|New favourite colour print & stripe combination!|
|One things is for sure I never like to be 'under cushioned' my office|
& home are always filled with cushion that suit the room or the seasons!