How to customise your pin-board and pins

Have you just gone back to school or college or do you just feel the need to get organised? Well here's a cheap and funky way to do it!

You need: (pictures a&b)

  • a cheap pin-board
  • metal tacks
  • glue
  • buttons
  • paint

Choose a selection of buttons in a nice colour scheme and in different sized and then glue them to the metal tacks. (picture a)

While you are leaving them to dry paint the frame of the pin-board. Use masking tape to protect the cork whilst you paint. I got the polka-dot effect by dipping the wrong end of a paint brush in white paint and then using it as a stamp.

When the paint is dry remove the masking tape, put the pins in the board and hang it up somewhere. (pictures c&d)