I wanted to create a place to store my crafting tools. that would be easily accessible. I didn’t want to have to look through a bin or cup to find my favorite pair of scissors. I looked into getting a peg board or cork board, but since the goal was to spend as little as possible, those two options were nixed. I (as usual) started looking around the house to see what I could find and came across this cake stand that I made for our wedding. It was part of a tiered stand that held cupcakes and a small cake on top.
I intended to use it again to justify the cost, so I kept it in the closet for almost two years. Who am I kidding, I’m never going to use this thing again.
DIY Beachy Pin Board
Styrofoam cake base
Scrapbook paper (beachy)
Silver spray paint
The board was a styrofoam cake base that I got at a party supply place for under $5. The thumb tacks I got at the dollar store, the push pins I had and the paper was on sale for 25 cents. I already had the spray paint and adhesive in my crafting arsenal, so that was free. So in the end my beachy pin board only set me back a few bucks.
Disregard the ribbon in the photo above, I ended up not using it in the end. I tried as much as possible to remove the silver foil on the sides, but I didn’t go crazy with it since I was going to cover it with ribbon anyway.
The ribbon was so sheer that you could still see the mess. So I picked up my can of silver spray paint and just covered up the sides.
It’s still a little messy looking (definitely not my finest work) but you can’t see the sides where I have it so it doesn’t matter.
The board was a bit longer than the paper, so I had to use two. I tried to match the pieces together so you couldn’t see the seam. I lucked out cause the writing camouflages it pretty well. I used some spray adhesive to stick the paper to the board.
It was a bit plain when I finished, so I took some silver thumb tacks and spaced them evenly around the edges.
I used push pins to hold the tools in place. The only bad thing about this thing is that it’s not-self healing like cork. Once you make a hole in it, it’s in there for good. So you don’t want to be moving the push pins around too much. I laid my board flat decided where each tool was going to go and then inserted the pins.
And there you have it, all my tools stored on this beachy goodness.
Looks like I need to get more tools to fill up my beachy pin board.