Make your own Pin Wall + A desk make-over

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Hello and Happy Weekend everyone. Last weekend I have been busy working on a nice DIY project that I’d like to share with you today. After the last Real Talk I thought I need to share something more cheerful, colorful and bright with you.

It all started a few weeks ago where I wrote about decorating small spaces. After we moved into our sweet home we first started working on all other rooms except the guest room. We never really new what to do with it, since there are no kids yet and also not guests everyday. That’s why we invested more time and effort in making the rest of the house cozy. However, after a while I had this urgent need to do something with my free time. Since I knew what color means, I loved everything creative, but I never thought I would end up putting my work on a blog, cause at that time, the internet wasn’t even existing. Moving to Amsterdam and being inspired by diversity and creativity everyday I wanted to do get hands-on as relaxation after a stressful work day in a big organisation. So there was the blog, but no space for all my things. You know the end of this story; The guest room had a purpose. I wanted to transform it into a craft room / home office where I can garner my ideas and inspirations and find freedom to forget all routines around me.

The room is very small, so I cannot have one of these amazing huge studios I’d love to have and that I pin about everyday. Therefore, I started with gathering decoration ideas for small office spaces and showed you some examples. Like this I could imagine how our small room might look. During that process I got really inspired by those pin walls / mood boards that you can use for collecting postcards, paper items, ribbons or whatever floats your boat.

Seeing these pin walls and looking at the white wall of my newly declared craft room, I was sold. Yes, I want that pin wall there too.

I think it is a wonderful tutorial and DIY project for a rainy weekend. I put together all steps how to make your own pin wall and how to decorate it. Have a look at all steps and the list of materials you need after the jump.

How to make a pin wall_Part 1_Materials

What you need: 1. ribbons (approx. 10-20 meters depending how big you want your pin wall to be) Mine is 60 x 40 cm 2. hammer 3. bullen nails and conventional nails (they have to be long enough to reach the wood through the fabric) 4. fabric 5. foam 6. and a wooden board (MDF)

Tip: For those who live in Amsterdam. You will find all materials on the Albert Cuyp Market and in the shops on Albert Cuyp Straat.

How to make a pin wall_Part 2_Steps

Tutorial: Step 1. After you placed the foam and fabric around the wooden board and secured them with nails you can continue with the ribbons. For this you start in one of the corners and go diagonally to the opposite corner. The ribbons have to be quite tight. Step 2. The same you did with ribbon 1 you do with ribbon 2, just the other way around, so the ribbons are crossing. Step 3. Now you can take the bullen nail and hammer it where the ribbons cross. This nail has to be hammered through the fabric, foam and wooden board. It has to be stuck in the wood. Eventually, you will see that the fabric and ribbons are pressed against the board. Step 4. You continue with the ribbons parallel to ribbon 1 and ribbon 2 until you filled up your entire board. It is up to you how far the distance between the ribbons should be. At each intersection you place a bullen nail.

Now the fun part starts. Decorating your pin wall and rearranging your desk, so you end up with a fresh and cheerful design. What do you think?

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You can decide whether you hang your pin wall on the wall or just like me, lean it against it. Like this you are still quite flexible and can move your pin wall to another room. Let your mind bloom and decorate your pin wall as you mood develops.

What do you think about it? Do you think it is a useful and nice DIY project? Let me know if you have questions. I hope you enjoyed this little workshop. I’m curious whether you have any mood boards at home. I’m happy to see them.

Have a nice weekend, Lena

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