Thursday, 4 September 2014

How To Make A Pin Board With Huggies Dry Nites and Tamara Melvin

It is so simple to make one of these pin boards and it literally takes half an hour to make. All you need is

  • A canvas (bought from Hobbycraft/ Poundland/ Wilko)
  • An old pillowcase/scrap of fabric
  • Some split pins
  • Elastic
  • A staple gun
  • Some Wadding
  • Scissors
  • Buttons, Flowers and Embellishments
Cut the wadding so its the same size of the canvas, and place it on top.

Using the staple gun, staple the fabric to the back of the canvas, making sure that you staple into the wooden frame and not the canvas. Pull the fabric tight as you are stapling and it should look like this

Take your elastic and staple it in one corner, stretching it over to the diagonal corner. Pull it quite tight, as you need it like that to pop things inside it. Staple it into the corner and you should have a piece of elastic stuck down diagonally across the board. Take a second piece of elastic and do the same across the other diagonal, so you have a cross on your board. Then just carry on adding the elastic so it looks like this picture
Using scissors, poke through the elastic (with scissors) and secure with the split pins at the parts where the elastic crosses, this is to secure the elastic in place. They go through really easily as the canvas is only hard paper. to disguise the split pins, you can then get some glue and decorate it with flowers or buttons, this then covers the split pins
To attach it to the wall you will need to add some ribbon, and this is so easily done by stapling some ribbon to the back of the frame

You can make it in many different designs and use some of your childs favourite fabrics, use a blouse/shirt that you wear and your child likes, this means the child will always feel part of you is in the room with them at all times. Use old bedding or curtains, and old fleece blanket or sheet. The choices are endless. 

I learnt how to make this with DryNites From Huggies and Tamara Melvin

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