School semester started only a few weeks ago and I am looking forward to enjoying all the learning and growth from the kids in the family. I was thinking of some ideas to keep the critical notes from homework and that would be easily accessible and fun to use. I thought of these pin boards. Also, in keeping with safety I added the small clothes pins to keep it kids friendly. I used fabric quarters that I got some time ago. These fabric quarters were picked by my daughter so I am sure she will like these boards.
As with most of the crafts that you’ll see in this blog I had to introduce various crafting techniques. That’s what makes it unique and of course is the fun of crafting! For these, I decided to use a quilt style. It certainly brings some aspect of fun at the same time is what make them unique. Don’t worry if you are not into sewing. You will only need a few straight lines of sewing.
How to make kids study room pin boards
Below is the list of materials you will need.
- Fabric quarters
- cork boards
- glue gun with extra glue stick
- sewing machine with tread
- clothes pins – not shown in the picture I thought of adding these after I had started the project.
- pink and white and blue and white string
Here is where the fun starts
The IKEA boards I used are about 7 inch diameter. Cut the fabric into 6 inch wide strips. A third of the fabric was more than enough for this project.
Sew the fabric together with different patterns. Sew two of the fabric on the long side, these will look vertical. For the third piece of fabric sew horizontally along an end where the other fabrics are joined.
Cut the fabric in a circle about an inch larger than the size of the board. Then iron out the creases from the folding to smooth out the fabric.
Place some of the hot glue on the back of the board and pull the fabric in over the glue. Work fast because the glue can dry very quickly. Please be careful not to burn your fingers with the hot glue as you pull the fabric to the back of the board.
I ended up adding some string to use the small clothes pins (Its funny how these are still called clothes pins since I now use them for holding pictures).