Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Custom Pinboards for Doctor Who Fans

Hi again! Lorene here, the blogger formerly known as just Lu. (The blog is still there, but the blogger isn't as often :)) If you've been reading Housewife Eclectic for many moons, you might remember me from my Wednesdays on the Web posts back in the day. But this time, I'm here to share some fun projects with you to give Debra a little break and some time to snuggle that sweet baby girl!

Up today: super easy, customizable pinboards. Yup, real-life pinboards, not the Pinterest kind. Make them for whoever -- I highly recommend your favorite Whovian :)

How to Make Custom Mini Pinboards

  • cork tiles -- I used coasters that had a decorative paper on the back, or you can pick up cork trivets, tiles, or sheets of cork at most craft/home stores or on Amazon 
  • vinyl -- I used glossy outdoor vinyl since the adhesive is stronger 
  • electronic cutting machine (optional) 
These are so easy and customizable! Just cut the designs you want out of the vinyl and stick it on! If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can cut simple shapes by hand easily with an x-acto knife. I used glossy outdoor vinyl since it has a stronger adhesive, but any kind of vinyl, or even contact paper, should work.

I used some of my favorite Doctor Who designs and sayings, traced in Silhouette Studio. I also customized some simple white thumbtacks with teeny tiny Cybermen, Adipose, Daleks and of course, a TARDIS! When you’re looking for images that you want to hand cut or trace digitally, try searching for coloring pages and stencils -- they’re generally simpler and easy to trace.

Have fun and I'd love to see what you create!

Go and be awesome,

Lu (or Lorene if you prefer) is the mom of 3 kids and wife of a singing and dancing elementary teacher. She happily shows up here at Housewife Eclectic whenever Debra allows, and occasionally blogs on whatever topic comes up over at her blog, just Lu, when she has time in between projects and her awesome job as a virtual assistant. 
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