How to make: coloured pin board

Happy easter everyone! I don’t have any eggshaped items for you today, but round ones. To organise my craft room better, I was thinking about a pin board…since forever. Pin all the things I need in sight to be reminded or just to be delighted by their beauty.
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I had a big rectangular pin board when I still lived with my parents, I painted it white, so it blended in with the white wall. I love the fact that you could display things important to you and swap them anytime easily.

So when I saw these round cork coasters at IKEA, I immediately thought of five mini pin boards. Just add some colour!


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Not that easy. The decision I mean, not the project itself. That is easy. Sometimes I need forever to decide what exactly to do with one item or what colour, which style etc. I want to use…there are soooo many possibilities! So hard to choose.

First I thought I wanted the moon phases on the coasters and have a moon phase pin board. But when I painted the coasters, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted, so I changed it in geometrical pattern in gold, white and pink. And I love it. I guess everyone of us knows these kind of projects that are planned one way and turn out the other way, don’t you?


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Make your own pin board. And change the concept in the process, I am curious how many ideas you are going to have.


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For your pin board you need:

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  • 5 round cork coasters (e.g. AVSKILD from IKEA)
  • 3 different acrylic or craft paint (white and two other colours)
  • brush
  • masking tape
  • double sided adhesive tape



1 – Paint the fronts and the sides of the coasters white. Let them dry.

2 – Use the masking tape to divide the coasters in two parts, not necessarily in the middle.

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2 – Paint one part in the first colour. Let it dry.

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3 – Remove the tape and part the white section with masking tape again. Paint one side in the second colour. Let it dry before you remove the tape.

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4 – Put two stripes of double sided adhesive tape on the back of each coaster.

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5 – Arrange your new pin board vertically or horizontally on your wall and start pinning. Done.

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What colours, style, arrangement will you choose for your pin board? Let us know, even if you change it again.






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