Whether you are Class Rep looking for ideas for Teachers’ Christmas gifts, or want a last minute token present for someone, there is a place in your life for one of these Mini-Pinboard Teachers’ Gifts.
And the best thing about it is that even the least crafty person can handle the crafting. Mainly because you need only two things.
1. A frame. In my case these are from Poundland so they really are as cheap as you are ever going to get but you could seek out vintage frames in your local Charity Shops.
2. A cork tile with adhesive back. I had mine left over from a craft project, but they are easy enough to find online or in DIY stores. If offered a choice of thickness, you will need the thinner one.
The instructions are simple. Remove all packaging from your frame, along with the glass/plastic front and any inserts.
Use one of the inserts as a template: draw around it on the reverse of your pinboard, then cut out either with sharp craft knife or scissors at a push.
Place the cork panel in the frame aperture, facing forwards. Remove the adhesive backing, then firmly press the back of the frame in place. This will secure the cork to the back, giving it strength and resistance when pins are pushed into it.
Seal up the fastenings of the frame.
Add a quirky notelet or inspirational quotation- this one from Bread and Jam– or package your mini-pinboard up with some cute stationery like these lovely mini sticky notelets from Bureau Direct, and you’ll have made someone’s day!