Thursday, November 1, 2012

DIY Inspiration Board

Inspiration board, memory board, wedding board, mood board, planning board.... Whatever you wanna call it, I'm really happy with how this turned out:

I wanted to make something that would serve as a Christmas calendar (thus 24 clothespins) and would make a nice inspiration board/planning board/memory board/photo board during the rest of the year.
(The stenciled drawer chest is a previous DIY project)

How to make it:


Get a 1/4 inch 2'x2' oak plywood piece (from Lowe's at under 5 bucks). Paint it with 1 part acrylic paint (from a crafts store) and 3 parts water. You can play with the amount of water a bit, to see how much of a washed white effect you like. 
Also paint the clothes pins, they need a bigger concentration of the paint.

Plan how to place the pins:

Then attach the clothes pins (I used Tacky Glue), and just wait a while :)

Did you make one of your own? 
Post a link in comments to share?

Please send me an e-mail if you want me to send you the file with the words, ready to be cut :)


  1. This is great and I would like to make it for Christmas for my daughter. I couldn't figure out how to message you to get the file for the words. Is there a way to email you?

    1. Oh, I had forgotten to put my e-mail under my photo :) I thought the comment-moderation page would show me your e-mail (since it asks for it?) but it doesn't, please e-mail me at and I'll get it to you :) sorry for the hassle!

  2. What a great DIY! Would make a greate gift for my sister... (pinned it^^)
    lg, lici

    1. Thank you, the support means the world :) love your doodles! And the painting with the paper dress :)