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How-To: Create a Pinboard For Your Home

We’re excited to share this post from the Fall issue of Sweet Paul Magazine!

Pinboards are perfect for having a personal source of inspiration on the wall. When you make one yourself, you can get it exactly the way you want it!

Sewing materials are so beautiful and we wanted to display some of ours over our sewing table.

  1. Frame pieces of silk in embroidery hoops.
  2. Cut out pieces of foam board so that they fit inside the hoops and gently place them in the hoops from behind.
  3. Glue the edges of the fabric to the foam board on the backside.

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Put up your favorite pics and memories from your most loved city. We found this old rustic bag that has been used by the New York City Transit Authority and just slipped a foam board inside. We smile every time we see it. New York, New York…


  1. Get an old sack or bag that you love.
  2. Cut out a foam board so that it fits the sack and slip it inside.
  3. Sew a loop on the backside so that you can hang it on a wall.

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A great way to personalize pinboards is to cover them in beautiful papers in your favorite patterns and colors. We used paper from Paper Source and glued them to standard clipboards. We got clipboards from Amazon for super cheap! This project makes a colorful and inspirational wall.


  1. Cut out pieces of beautiful papers that are a little bit bigger than the clipboards.
  2. Glue the paper to the clipboards and fold back the edges of the paper to the backside of the clipboards and glue.


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Tin ceilings were popular in the Victorian era and it’s easy to find old parts of those ceilings at NYC antique markets. We found a pink one and matched it with pics from magazines, old postcards, and Japanese stickers. You can choose between using magnets or sticky tack to put up your pictures.

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Letterboards are just amazing. They have such a great and timeless design. And you can choose both font and size when you buy the letters! This is a felted board and the pics are pinned with needles. Put up a favorite quote. Ours is from The Great Gatsby, in 1-inch Helvetica. We bought the board and letters at

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Sweet Paul loves Brooklyn and it is lovable for sure. What an amazing place to live and work. This is a map of Downtown Brooklyn and Paul, we pinned your favorite place! Cutting it out was time consuming but still easy.


  1. Put a map of your selected area over a watercolor paper.
  2. Cut out the blocks and the water. Sketch some place names and spare those too if you wish.
  3. Decorate with a contrasting paper. Bkln has an extra layer of neon pink paper glued to the white.
  4. To give the map a small distance from the wall cut out a foam board frame and glue it to the backside.

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Craft+styling by Lova Blavarg & Susanna Blavarg

Photography by Susanna Blavarg

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