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Project Display Board

Or I guess I should say……..
project/photo/bills/chores/etc. display board

The uses are endless. And you can make this little board fit the theme of any of your decor.
So it blends right in.


I just needed a solution for wet art that was making a mess touching other things in my home.

Solved that problem.

All I did was cover a board with a layer of Mod Podge and then layed a piece of fabric on top of that. (and I used this tutorial to fold down around the corners/edges of the board.)

And then I covered the front and sides with a nice layer of Mod Podge.

Then I covered some jumbo wooden clothes pins the same way. But only the front of the pins.

Next, I let everything dry completely and the hot glued the jumbo pins to the board. Lastly, I added ribbons and buttons….but that’s completely optional.

Great for all sorts of purposes.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Jenny says:

    This is a great idea! I want to do something like this across the “big” windowless wall in my dd’s room.

  2. Laura overstreetlg says:

    Can’t wait to do this one

  3. Raphaela Dias says:

    Could I use only hot glue? I dont have mod podge… Or would not work it?
    Thanks Raphaela

  4. tina Rothwell says:

    so cool, can't wait to try this!

  5. catnap says:

    I'd vote for this to show up on Mod Podge Rocks. Very cute. My son made the same thing in summer camp one year (umm, not as "pretty" as this but still cute). He made it specifically for work, where I did use it till I left that job. Now he's 19 and it's still hanging in the kitchen and I must say it is pretty darn useful. It really works well. Lots of possibilities with this project from a pretty one like yours carefully coordinated to the decor, to a simple kid's craft, to ones with labels for specific info. So low tech but so useful.

  6. barneyn says:

    Neat idea! i love it! where did you find the jumbo pins!

  7. Andréa Morrow says:

    I found some jumbo clips at hobby lobby!

  8. griggsy says:

    I came across your blog today. You are so talented! I love your blog! I have been looking at it all day!

  9. TrudyAnn says:

    I found these clothes pins at they have a sliding price scale depending on how many you buy. 12 – 17 cost about $1.19 @ and less the more you buy. I bought 20 for $1.04 @ to make a couple of really bid boards, one for my daughter and one for me. Hope this helps! TrudyAnn

  10. Trista says:

    I love this project!! I am just having trouble findin' those clothes pins!! I am gonna keep looking though! Thanks for the idea!

  11. TrudyAnn says:

    I love this idea for my grandchildren's craft/art projects! Where can I get those large clothes pins?

  12. A day in the life of Stacey.... says:

    HI! Love your blog! One question where do you find the jumbo clothes hanger??

  13. A says:

    i just found your blog and i love it!! I am just learning to sew and getting into the craft thing.. Thanks so much for all the great tips and how to's. I cant wait to make this and other things… LOVE IT. i was going to make this to organize myslef but i may be making more. I love the apron idea

  14. Laura says:


    I found your blog last night and can I just tell you that you have the most cutest, creative blog ever!!! I am SOOO excited to make a lot of the stuff you have made!
    Thank you so much for SHARING your talent and showing how to make it!
    You have given me confidence that I can do it instead of buying it!

  15. Ashley says:

    I love all of your other uses for this…..I may have to try some out for myself.

    I bought the clothes pins at a local craft store so it may be hit or miss when you check your local stores out. Or you may be able to find some online.

    The pins are about 6 x 1.25 inches and the board is about 24 x 5.5 inches, in case you're wanting to make something similar.

    Rachel Marie, I mod podge over the top of the fabric to seal it all in. It also keep the fabric from peeling off and is barely visible. You can feel a difference but you can't really see one. It just makes the fabric a part of the board. Try it out and you'll see what I mean!!

  16. Michelle says:

    very cute! i'll be making one soon! ty!

  17. Emily says:

    Very cute! Right now I use a magnetic strip (modpodged with purdy paper, of course), but this one is super-cute and I may just have to make it too!! Congrats on your move…..I HATE to move, I even get anxious hearing about other people moving, so I'm glad it went well :)

  18. Rachel Marie says:

    I love this idea and really want to do it. Question though- I'm new to mod podge so I'm wondering why you put a layer of it on the top and sides of the fabric?

  19. says:

    That is super cute! Thanks tons, I'll be linking.

  20. Ashley says:

    Hey everyone! I got the clothespins at a local craft store. You may be able to find them online. Best of luck! Let me know how yours turned out. Some of you have shared some great uses for this board!! :)

  21. crazy family of 6 says:

    I am going to have to try this! perfect for my girls

  22. Brenna says:

    Love this! I love everything you do. I hope your move went well.

    Where do you find the clothespins?

  23. Nic and Shannon Rich says:

    I love this idea very cute for when I get to the stage of hanging art work but for now I think you just gave me an idea for a coat rack!!!

  24. janadec9 says:

    so cute!!! great idea!

  25. brannangirl says:

    LOVE this! Where did you find the clothespins? I couldn't find them at Michael's. I'm thinking of doing a long one of these over my couch with a little more decorative pins and some sepia pictures. Great idea!

  26. I BLEED PINK says:

    I love this idea, I was looking for a way to hang up all my aprons and I think this will be perfect!

  27. Bear Hugs Baby says:

    Ohhhh! I LOVE this idea!!!

  28. Drew and Tiffany says:

    super cute, what a great idea! I was wondering if you or any of your readers had any ideas for a cute jewelry type holder. One that could hold stud earings, hook earrings and a couple watches/bracelets.

  29. Angie says:

    genius! this will be so handy!

  30. Brook & Jared says:

    So darn cute! I'm totally going to make each of my kids one for their rooms to go along with the over crowded magnet boards.

  31. Lacy says:

    Great idea! I love the use of the fabric.Where do you buy the jumbo clips?

  32. Kelli says:

    This is a GREAT idea and a perfect one for gift ideas! Thank you.

  33. Jon, Amber, Caleb, and Skyler says:

    It's a great idea! A lot of the people in my ward this past month made one for each child. The whole top had a row of pictures of the child, to show it was their board, and then clothespins or clips to hang artwork! Just another idea! :)

  34. Infant Bibliophile says:

    I love this idea! I really need to buy clothespins, because I keep seeing crafts I want to do with them. Would definitely come in handy for drying wet artwork, but I also think I'll make one for bills and hang it in a recess where it is a bit out of the way. I just got a new label maker, and I might label the pins "paid – to be filed," "need to pay," "need to make a phonecall" etc. 2010 is my year to get organized. Thanks for the idea!

  35. sofia's sketchbook says:

    i soooooo need to do this…thanks for the tutorial…

  36. says:

    Excellent idea!

  37. SkyleRae says:

    This is an awesome idea! May be just what I was looking for to organize my space a bit! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  38. Rose says:

    So cute! Hope your move went smoothly and you had a fantastic Christmas!!

  39. greetingarts says:

    Totally fantastic.

    Good luck with the move, hope all goes smoothly.

  40. Angie says:

    This is SUCH a cute idea!!

  41. Mrs. Darnell says:

    Love this! Going and getting supplies today. Thank you

  42. Blissfully Enamored says:

    that is so cute!!!

  43. Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More says:

    Oh this is a great idea, I am constantly looking for a place to dry my daughters paintings & glued stuff. I will have to try this once my craft/office is done! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Jennifer Dawn says:

    I love this idea. I am going to have to try this the first chance I get. So cute!

  45. Jen says:

    I love it! I made something similar years ago, but using liquid nails to adhere the pins, to hang a crib quilt on the wall. Worked great and was sooo cute! Thanks for sharing this idea – I definitely will try it with the fabric and modge podge for my new office.

  46. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    I could definitely use this in my office. I hope your move is going smoothly!

  47. Carol B says:

    great idea, very cool

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