Pin boards

We offer 3 types of pin boards to suit your application, budget and colour scheme. All Pin Boards and Notice Boards are available in Cork, Frontrunner and Krommenie. All prices include delivery to Australian Capital city locations – for more shipping details please refer to our FAQ’s

Krommenie is described as the ultimate pin board surface, it is self healing surface with exceptional pin holding properties.Chemical resistant with low flamability, Krommenie  Pin Boards are easy to clean.Unlike other pinboard surfaces Krommenie is suitable  for outside applications, in areas where it is sheltered from direct sunlight and rain.

Frontrunner is a thermally bonded polyester/nylon fabric, available in a large number of colours mean that these pin boards are able to blend in any decor or style. The unique  fabric is resistant to mildew and insects.   Frontrunner is Velcro compatible and will not fray.

Cork is a 100% natural surface, which suits most applications and budgets.

Fabric Covered Memo Board

You may already have a cork board that can be repurposed for this project, and because bulletin boards come in various sizes and shapes, materials and instructions do not recommend specific quantities. Instead, instructions are given so that you may calculate materials needed to complete this project.

You’ll Need:

  • Fabric: To determine how much fabric you’ll need, measure the cork portion only of the bulletin board and add 4″ inches to the height and 4″ to the width. Cut fabric to size.
  • Ribbon: To determine how much ribbon you’ll need, multiply the width x height of the bulletin board in inches. Determine yardage by dividing that number by 36″. (If it seems like a lot of ribbon- it is. The small board done in the photo took 5 yards of ribbon.)
  • Upholstery tacks
  • Spray Adhesive

Tools Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Newsprint
  • Painters or masking tape
  • Office stapler/staples
  • Straight pins
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil or chalk

Instructions:

  1. Protect working surface with newsprint. Mask off bulletin board frame with painters tape. Spray a generous coat of spray adhesive onto cork board.
  2. Center fabric on cork board and smooth fabric into place working from the center out to the edges of the frame. Pull fabric taught and press in place. Turn fabric edges under approx. 2″ on all sides; press and pin in place.
  3. With office stapler unfolded, staple edges of fabric approx. 1/8″ from inside edge of frame. Continue stapling till fabric is secure; remove pins.
  4. To determine placement for ribbon, divide the board into fourths or thirds; mark each point at edge of fabric with chalk or pencil. Begin stapling ribbon at top center of board; pull ribbon taught diagonally to the next mark (either left or right) and staple in place. Cut ribbon close to staple. Continue stapling ribbons crisscrossing them until board is completely finished.
  5. Cover all staples by outlining inside edges of frame with ribbon. Secure ribbon by placing upholstery tacks where ribbons intersect. Continue placing tacks at each intersection. Remove masking tape from frame.

How to Begin Decorating with Cork Board

First things first, you already know you want to use cork board, now you must decide the way in which it will be used so that in the end, your room design will look fantastic. To help you through this process, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help narrow down the field of possibilities.

  • Is this going to be a big project or a small project? – This decision is made in order to estimate time and cost.
  • What is your budget? – This consideration is more necessary for larger projects like cork board flooring.
  • Will it be a functional item? – Decide whether the cork board is going to be put to use or is purely for decorative purposes.
  • What type of cork material will you be using? – There are a few choices: cork sheets and rolls, cork panels and pre-made cork boards (such as bulletin boards).

Cork Board Decorating Ideas

Don’t settle for the plain and unimaginative store bought bulletin board or cork board. Consider some of the following possibilities while making a decision as to how you will be decorating with cork board.

  • Cork board room screen – If you have been on the hunt for a room screen then you know that they can get pretty pricey. A cork board room screen is an inexpensive alternative. This is a great idea for a home office or kid room because the screen can also be used to hang up notes, reminders, “to-do” lists or just about anything you please.
  • Fabric covered cork board – Take a plain piece of cork board and cover it with a fabric of your choice like racecar fabric for little Tommy, Tulip fabric for Susie and sophisticated toile for you. The possibilities are endless.
  • Cork board flooring – The end result does not look like a giant bulletin board on your floor. Cork board floors add warmth and character to any room.
  • Cork board wall coverings – Consider cork board as an alternative to paint or wallpaper. Use the cork board on one wall of your house like the kitchen, kid’s bedroom or home office.

Combo Dry Erase/Fabric Tack Board

Combo Dry Erase/Fabric Tack Board, 36 x 24,White/Gray, Black Frame

NOTE: All Whiteboards with dimensions smaller than 3′ x 4′ will ship Small Parcel. All boards 3′ x 4′ or larger will ship Truck Freight.

Combination board offers durability, functionality, and attractiveness. The lightweight board is surrounded by one-piece, blow-molded, high-density polyethylene frame and back, making it feel solid against a wall. Includes simple mount hanging system. Board features a premium, ghost-free dry erase surface and fabric tack surface. Board Type: Dry Erase; Tackboards; Global Product Type: N/A; Board Width: 36 in; Board Height: 24 in.

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Frame Material: Polyethylene
  • Board Type: Dry Erase, Tackboards
  • Mounting Details: Wall Hanging System Included
  • Surface Color: White/Gray
  • Boards Special Features: Fabric Tack Board
  • Board Width : 36 in
  • Surface Material: Melamine, Fabric
  • Frame Color: Black
  • Board Height : 24 in

Package: Includes combination dry erase board and tack board and wall hanging system.

How to Make a Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

There is no need to buy a bulletin board when you can make your own! Making your own bulletin board is fun, and you can be as creative as you want with it. Design your board to be any size and make it any color you would like. This is a fun, easy craft that you can do with your kids as well.

  • 1

    Get a piece of thick corrugated cardboard, any size you want. A good size for a small board is 18 by 24 inches. You can cut it out of a cardboard box or buy a sheet at a paper store or online. If you want it to be more durable, use plywood that is 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick. Don’t make it too thick or it will be heavy.

  • 2

    Find a nice, thick fabric and cut it so that it is 2 inches longer than your cardboard or plywood on each side. So if your board is 18 by 24 inches, your fabric will need to be 22 by 28 inches. To prevent the fabric from fraying, apply white glue around the edges.

  • 3

    Wrap the fabric tightly around the plywood or cardboard, but not too tight. Make it tight enough so there are no bumps or gaps in the fabric. If you’re using cardboard, hot glue the fabric to the board around the perimeter at the back of the cardboard, where the fabric wraps around. If using plywood, you can use thumbtacks or a staple gun to attach the fabric. Make sure the staples are short enough so that they don’t penetrate the other side of the board. Tack or staple every 2 inches or so around the board.

  • 4

    Add a decorative frame to your bulletin board if you like. For a plywood board, make the frame out of pre-primed pine molding, about 2 inches wide and 5/8 inches thick. Cut the pieces to fit your board, and paint or stain them before attaching with short nails. For a cardboard bulletin board, simply cut strips of cardboard, paint them and hot glue them around the edges.

  • 5

    Hang a plywood board as you would any heavy painting. Attach a hanging device to the back, which can be purchased at a hardware or department store. To hang a cardboard bulletin board, simply tack it to the wall on all four sides of the board.

  • Corkboard Crafts

    Corkboard Crafts
    Corkboard Crafts
  • Corkboard is a versatile and inexpensive material that you can use for a variety of crafts. Aside from its creative wall art possibilities, it is also useful for hanging notes and photos. If you have an existing corkboard, you can decorate it with paint or fabric to give it a new look. Or, you can purchase a roll of cork from most arts and craft suppliers and let your imagination run wild. With a little creativity, you can create one-of-a-kind corkboard pieces.

    Monogram Corkboard

  • Personalize a piece of corkboard by turning it into a monogram of your first or last name’s initial. To make your monogram, trace your letter’s shape onto a piece of cardboard or fiber board. Cut out the letter with a craft knife. Use spray adhesive to attach your sheet of cork to the letter cutout. Cut out the cork to the shape of the letter. Personalize your monogrammed corkboard by covering it with paint or fabric. Once your corkboard project is complete, hang it up on the wall and cover with pinned photos, mementos and notes.

    Fabric-Covered Board

  • A little fabric can turn a drab corkboard into a work of art. Cut a piece of corkboard to size, then cut a piece of fabric so that it will cover your piece of corkboard. Leave approximately 2 inches of extra material on all sides of your cork. Use a staple gun to attach your fabric to the cork, pulling it taut over the underside of the cork. Cover your board in contrasting fabric prints and colors to add visual interest. Attach strands of ribbon in a criss-cross pattern over the front of your corkboard with hot glue. You can tuck notes and photos into the corners of the ribbon.

    Picture Frames

  • To make a corkboard photo frame, cut a piece of fiber board and cork to the same size. Cut out the center of your corkboard with a craft knife so that it is approximately ½-inch smaller than your photograph on all sides. Use hot glue to attach your piece of cork to the fiber board, leaving the top edge of your cork unglued. This will allow you to slip your photograph in place and exchange it with new photos when you want. You can also use sheets of thick corkboard to make mats for existing photo frames to add interest to your picture displays.
  • How to Make Corkboard Coasters

    Nobody likes the unattractive water rings created on tabletops by beverage glasses and mugs. However, it’s really not difficult to protect the surfaces of your furniture. Most people are familiar with how helpful simple coasters are with this nuisance. Make your own decorative coasters with this quick, easy and inexpensive project.

    1. Create a simple pattern for your coasters. Draw it out on plain scratch paper or on a postcard you received and plan to discard. Use the bottom of a large glass or mug for circular patterns. Rectangles, squares and diamond shapes are easily created by using a ruler. Or choose a simple outline picture from a child’s coloring book. Cut your paper pattern out with scissors.
    2. Trace your pattern with a pen onto the corkboard and the pieces of felt that you wish to use.
    3. Use the scissors to cut the traced shapes out of the corkboard and the felt.
    4. Use the hole punch to clip decorative designs into the felt shapes.
    5. Drop numerous dots of fabric glue onto a corkboard shape, paying special attention to the edges. Place a matching felt shape on top of the glue. Press the two surfaces together gently. Allow the glue to air dry thoroughly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    6. Use the scissors to trim up any uneven edges of felt or corkboard from your new coasters.

    How to Make a Cloth Covered Corkboard

    Corkboards are a great place to post messages or reminders to yourself and your family. They can also serve as a holding place for pictures, tickets and important notes. Although corkboards are practical, the corrugated brown material they’re made from can be unsightly. Covering it with cloth will usually do the trick. Making a cloth covered corkboard is one of the easiest projects you can complete in an afternoon. It adds a personal touch and can bring great decor to any room or home office space.

  • 1   Choose a thick fabric. The thicker the fabric, the better it will cover up the corkboard’s texture.
  • 2  Figure out what size corkboard you want. Rolls of corkboard are usually about 2 feet wide, but if you want a corkboard that’s wider, mount the strips you cut out onto a piece of cardboard. For example, if you want a 4-foot-by-4-foot corkboard, roll out two 2-feet wide corkboard pieces and mount them onto the piece of cardboard.
  • 3  Roll out and iron the corkboard. This makes it flat and easier to work with.
  • 4  Using the Exacto knife and ruler, measure and cut the size and shape corkboard you want.
  • 5  Attach a hook to the upper back side of the corkboard. This will allow you to hang it up. You can also tack string or ribbon to the corners of the corkboard and hang it that way.
  • 6   Measure the piece of corkboard and cut out a piece of fabric that size, leaving an extra 2 inches on each side.
  • 7  Fold those extra 2 inches over the edge of the corkboard.
  • 8  Smooth out any air bubbles in the fabric, and glue down the edges.
  • Fabric Covered Corkboard

    Kids are more likely to be enthusiastic about schoolwork when there is a specific place for them to do their homework. Set up one of these fun-looking portable homework stations in your child’s bedroom so they can keep all their school supplies and notes in one place.

    This is the perfect project for a tween or preteen to do on his/her own, but a younger kid can assemble his or hers with the help of an adult.

    Fabric Covered Corkboard

    Fabric Covered Corkboard

    Check out all of our back-to-school ideas including more crafts, great lunch recipes and fun printable activities. We’ve also got great educational tips for parents.

    What you’ll need:

    • Corkboard with wooden border
    • Thin piece of fabric, large enough to cover cork
    • 2 sheets of felt, one white and one that compliments the color of the fabric
    • 1 sheet of felt in a color that contrasts with your fabric (for child’s name)
    • Liquid gesso
    • White acrylic craft paint
    • Scissors
    • Felt glue
    • White craft glue
    • Strong craft glue (recommended: E-6000 Craft Adhesive)
    • Acrylic sealer spray
    • Craft knife

    How to make it:

    1. Paint the border of the corkboard with 1-2 coats of gesso and let dry.
    2. When dry, paint the border with white paint. Add a second coat if needed.
    3. Spray border with acrylic sealer spray and let dry. 
    4. Meanwhile, measure the corkboard section by laying pieces of paper over the cork area. Trim to fit and then tape the pieces of paper together where needed. This will serve as a pattern for cutting your fabric.
    5. Lay your fabric, wrong side up, on a clean work surface. Lay your paper pattern onto fabric and use a pencil or chalk to lightly trace around the paper. Cut out the traced piece.
    6. If necessary, iron out any creases in your fabric. Set fabric aside.
    7. Cut one piece of felt into a 6.5” x 5.5” rectangle and another piece into a 5” x 4.5” rectangle.
    8. Place the smaller piece of felt on top of the larger piece. Position so that the bottom and two sides have the same amount of space showing (approximately ¾”), the top should have more felt showing from underneath. 
    9. Using felt glue, attach the smaller piece to the larger piece.
    10. Glue the top section of the larger piece of felt onto the smaller piece of felt by folding it down toward you. This creates the top flap of the pencil pocket. Set aside to dry. 
    11.  Using alphabet cookie cutters to trace child’s name onto felt using pencil. Cut out the letters. 
    12. Place the cork board onto the work surface. Place the fabric face up on top of the cork. Use a strong craft glue (such as E-6000 Craft Adhesive) to attach the edges, corners and the middle of the fabric to the cork.
    13.  Have an adult use a craft knife to either trim the edges or tuck them under the wood border. 
    14. Pipe white craft glue along the edges of the fabric next to the wood border. Line the glue with ribbon to cover up any edges or fabric fray. 
    15. Turn the felt pencil pocket upside down and line the bottom and sides with glue. Do not put glue across the top, this is the opening of your pencil pocket. Glue the pocket to the fabric cork board.
    16. Glue the fabric letters to the fabric cork board and let everything dry before hanging.

    Tips:

    • E-6000 and felt glue are both available from craft supply stores. White craft glue can be used in place of both, however white craft glue has a tendency to soak into felt and may require multiple applications.
    • A butter knife can be used in place of a craft knife to tuck fabric edges under the wood border.
    • Liquid gesso is a craft medium that will help paint adhere and will eliminate the possibility of paint flaking off.