This week I have been looking at all sorts of ways to jazz up items that are really not that pretty. I have discovered so many things that each month I am going to have a Thrifty Thursday and explore ways to alter items. This is exactly what I have done with this pin board that I found in the pound shop. It was so simple to create and yet such a stunning effect!
I would just like to mention that the pictures towards the end are a bit shadow filled as I ended up working into the evening and really struggled with the lighting. Roll on summer months!
I will be back on the first Thursday of next month to share with you another thrifty make!
Pin Board – I found mine in the local pound shop.
Buttons – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Stripes – Again these are only £3.00 for a huge bag!
12 x 12″ Paper – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Ribbon – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Bows – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Paper Flowers – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Twine – Do Crafts Capsule Collection Spots and Strips
Alphabet Die – Do Crafts X Cut Alphabet Die – Abracadabra
Border Punch – Do Crafts X Cut Leafy Lace Border Punch
Start off with the blank board and lots of buttons of different shapes and colours.
Using patterned paper cover the white board part so that it fits exactly.
Start covering the frame around the board with buttons. Adhere them with a hot glue gun and make sure some overlap so that you are left with no gaps.
Work your way around the whole board.
Once it is covered it will look something like this.
Die cut the words Just A Note from pastel coloured cardstock.
Then adhere to spotty patterned paper.
Layer into coloured cardstock and punch the bottom edge to give it some decoration.
Add a ribbon border and a bow.
Adhere this section to the centre of the patterned paper section of the board.
Add a flower to embellish with a button in the centre, tie some twine through the button to add a bit of decoration.
Add some bows amongst the buttons and a twine bow to the pin board section.
Plan where you are going to stick the buttons so that you don’t end up with a large block of colour or lots of the same sized buttons in one place.
Please feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other creations.
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