Yes– I went as PINTEREST. It was alot of fun and I got alot of good giggles at the Halloween Party I attended.
I was originally just going to go as a witch. I got a new costume this year and as much as I LOVED the costume I really needed something that was more ME..
Pinterest/Crafts and something homemade is TOTALLY ME!!
I tried to find a used cork board and could not. However I think this turned out better because it is SUPER light weight! Very happy with it!
So I will explain how I made it …
I started off with a 20×30 foam core board I got for 1.50 (or close to that) From Wal-mart.
I have a roll of craft paper on hand that is 22 inches wide so that worked perfectly. I sprayed one side of the board with spray glue adhesive and covered the board with kraft paper. Tripped off the excess and allowed it to dry.
To give it a boarder as if it was a real cork board we edged it with 1 inch white artist tape. On all 4 sides allowing each side to over lap.
Once all 4 sides taped – a trick I used in H.S. graphic design class – using a ruler and exacto cut diagonally through the tape only (not the board) Then once you do remove the two pieces and you get this….
A nice beveled edge that looks closer to mitered wood.
The next thing I did was print off a pinterest logo approximately 10 inches wide. Then I printed off the name of the board I wanted to be.
Last I printed off the bar you find at the top of your board about how many pins & followers you have. This I had to print on 2 pieces of paper so it could be approx 16 inches wide.
I printed off 12 samples off my real Halloween Board. I did this by screen capturing the screen and importing into photo shop and cropping.
I printed everything on cardstock. I then laid it all out before gluing it all down.
Once I glued everything down I needed a way to hang it around my neck. I decided to use some 3M command hooks set upside down on the board. Used ribbon and tied it to hook to the command hooks.
I found these awesome over sized cork board pins- however they are magnets. So they did not have pins actually in them. SCORE. This too was found at Wal-mart.
Used some strong adhesive on each pin.
I then glued on pins onto each “pinned” item on my board. You could go totally with out this- however I needed to make sense of the brown background. Why it was brown.
I love how it turned out!!! I am very happy with it. Didn’t cost me very much at all and like I said before. It is VERY light weight yet sturdy.
I will be attending a few more Halloween parties before next week and anxious to see how the next party goes. I have noticed many MEN have no clue what I am — OR its older women that have no clue. WHAT??? They are SOOO missing out on Pinterest!!!