How to make your own pinboard?

A while ago my coat rack came off the wall and I ended up with an empty white wall with (huge!) holes in it.  The wall was too fragile to attach any decent coat rack to it. So, I decided to make my own, wall-sized, design pinboard to showcase some of my art. Check it out, isn’t my hallway is a lot less boring!!


  • 2 softboards (60×120 cm, per board)
  • glue
  • nails
  • primer
  • wood paint / lacquer

How to make your own (wall-sized) pin board?

Of course, I forgot to take pictures of some of the steps. But I think the tutorial is still easy to understand.

step 0

  • Measure your wall (or the space you want to put your pinboard)
  • Go to the hardware store and buy your softboard, glue, nails, primer and paint
    ( I needed two softboard of 60 by 120 cm for a good wall-sized fit on my wall)

step 1

  • Put the glue on the back of the board
  • Don’t glue the entire back of the board, space the drops of glue about 10 cm apart (horizontal and vertical). This will ensure a good fix and the opportunity to remove the board whenever you’re tired of it. (You will have to repaint the wall after removing the pinboard.)

step 2

  • Measure the spacing of the boards on the wall
  • Glue the boards to the wall
  • In my case, the boards didn’t immediately stuck to the wall. And since I’m impatient, I decided to nail the boards to the wall. I spaced the nails about 10 – 20 cm apart.
  • I think the glue was still necessary. The whole board sticks to the wall. There are no empty spaces between the board and the wall. Which is nice!

step 3

  • Prime your board!
  • This is extremely important. The softboard sucks up a lot of the primer. If you wouldn’t use primer, you would have to use a lot more of the expensive wood paint / lacquer.

step 4

  • Paint over the primer with your wood paint / lacquer

step 5

  • Use your pin board to showcase your art, photos, cards or what ever you want!
  • Admire the finished product!

I hope you like this fun idea to showcase your art! Have fun with it!

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