New Year. New Inspirations: Pinboards with Style

Happy New Year!!!  Personally I am so glad that it is 2013.  A new year means a fresh start.  Anything can happen & creativity can strike at any moment.  What better way to start the year than getting all of your ideas, notes & lists organized on a stylish Memo Board… (not just on !)  Here are a few alternates to the standard cork board that might have you rethinking your space.


Ribbon Memo Board

Fill an ornate frame with a graphic fabric wrapped cork board & add a few strips of grosgrain ribbon.  Depending on the fabric & the ribbon this look could go from Funky to Traditional in a flash.

Attaching a picture hook with a little glue to a vintage tray allows you to create a chic magnet board that would look amazing in a kitchen setting.  Add a group of these together to create even more impact.

Budget craft idea: use cork trivets as memo boards - just decorate them with paint and Mod Podge.

 Painting stripes on a cork trivet create a stylish little accent.  The unexpected shape adds interest as well.


Insert some round hooks haphazardly in the wall & thread some cord through the holes.  This creates a graphic look perfect for any modern home.

lovely memo board

An embroidery hoop acts as a great frame for this sweet version.  How great would this be in a craft room?!?


Using a bed spring (or a crib spring) gives the clipboard a vintage industrial spin.  Upcycling at it’s best!


Using the basic pinboard but in a larger scale gives the items attached the feel of artwork vs. bits of randomness.

Love this for a kitchen pinboard! $40 IKEA mirror that I can paint and distress with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and add a chevron-ish design with wine corks!

Fill a frame of your choice with wine corks to add some pattern & texture to your board.

My personal pin board was updated with some simple nailhead trim & the addition of some glued on bulldog clips.  This allows for the versatility to either pin or clip the items up.  You don’t always want a hole in your things.

Do you use a real pin board to inspire or remind you?  Or are you strictly a digital person?  Would love to know!!

xo- Kristin // The Hunted Interior

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  1. Rachel says:

    These are all so fun and different, but I love them all! I think I’m going to start a pinboard for my home office. I’m in need of a fresh start, and this would be something fun to get me motivated.