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Learn to Make a Ribbon Pinboard Worthy of Pinterest

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As soon as the weather gets cold, I truly get that back-to-school feeling. What better way to get the semester, and the new fall season, off to a good start than with a bit of organization? This week I did so by making my own ribbon pin board to hang above my desk.

Ever since I made the commitment to keep my room clean and organized, I’ve been much less stressed about my schoolwork, among other things. If your room is a whirlwind of chaos, there’s a chance you see your life that way too.

The truth is, we can’t control everything that goes on in our lives, and perfection is an ideal that doesn’t exist.

We are, however, able to make decisions that reflect the kind of people we want to become. That sounds like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel, but you get the idea.

If getting organized is on your to-do list this fall, then why not go for it?

Although tt can be expensive to find furniture and accessories that also meet my expectations of cuteness. I’ve found that I can re-create the style of items sold at stores such as Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie at a fraction of the price.

This week’s craft comes via It’s a great site for functional craft and storage ideas within the home.

My approach to crafting is to keep it simple, and keep an eye on my spending. Between printing coupons from the craft store online and finding the picture frame I used on clearance, I was able to keep my budget under $30. The whole project took only about 30 minutes to complete from start to finish.


•    A picture frame of any shape or size that suits your personal style.

•    A cork board that fits the exact size of your frame or a roll of cork backing that you can tailor to the shape of the frame

•    A glue gun

•    Fabric to go over the board

•    Ribbon

•    Clear push pins


1. Put on some music. Crafting in silence is unacceptable.

2. Cut the cork backing to the size of the frame, and wrap the fabric around it. Fold the edges over and glue in place at the back.

3. Arrange your ribbon in a criss-cross pattern over the board, and secure with clear pushpins. Glue the remaining edges of the ribbon to the back of the board.

5. Glue the fabric-covered board to the back of the frame: and there you have it: a Pinterest-worthy craft project.

Use your board to pin up anything that reminds you of friends and family, such as concert tickets and old postcards. Happy Crafting!