DIY Notice Board: 10 Terrific Ideas That Are Cheap BUT Effective

DIY Notice Board: 10 Terrific Ideas That Are Cheap BUT Effective

A nice, expansive notice board is an essential in all family homes. There's no better way of keeping track of all those appointments, leaflets, notes and family photos.

Don't have one yet? No need to fret - we're sharing 10 of our favourite DIY notice board designs (plus some cool pin ideas) to help you get organised on the cheap.

Ready? Then let's get started!

Our top DIY notice board ideas

1. Framed fabric notice board

pink fabric notice board diy
One for the pink-lovers.

If you want to make a notice board that really looks the part, head over the That's What She Said.

Chery's DIY notice board is a true masterpiece and looks like it belongs in a shop! Surprisingly though, it's really rather easy to make and doesn't require any sewing skills whatsoever.

If you want a super stylish notice board that not only does the job but is a feature in your room, this could be the one for you.

2. DIY cork board

diy cork board
Isn't it just gorgeous!

We just love love love this DIY cork board from Pastels and Macarons. If, like us, you get through rather a lot of wine, it could be the perfect way to put all those corks to use.

It truly is beautiful and adds a really funky vibe to any room - it'd look glorious in a modern kitchen to add a pop of colour!

Check our other article for more wondrous ways to use wine corks.

3. Framed cork board

If you're after something really quick and easy that won't break the bank but will look pretty too, we have just the thing.

A framed cork board can be made for about a fiver if you go to the right places, and will fit in nicely in your kitchen or living room.

Watch the video above to learn how to make yours.

4. Cloud cork board

cloud notice board
Isn't it adorable?

Looking for something for the kid's room? This DIY cloud notice board from Paper & Stich is simply delightful and will brighten up any bedroom or study.

All you need to make it is a thinnish cork board, some paint, and sharp scissors.

5. Vintage inspired message board

vintage inspired message board
This is SO unique!

If you like all things vintage, you'll love Raising Up Rubie's DIY message board. it's so quaint and surprisingly simple to make too.

Jamie printed her own fabric to make her notice board, but you could use patterned material or something that's pre-printed.

This is a wonderful project, and whilst it may take a little longer than some of the others, is definitely worth it for such a unique piece - all your friends will be jealous.

6. Diy burlap pin notice board

burlap canvas
What a creative idea!

Another vintage find we found particularly charming was Home Made Lovely's DIY burlap canvas. Shannon covered a board in burlap to create a simple starting point then added pretty and delicate lace and ribbons from which to peg her bits and bobs.

She achieved a really romantic, cottagey look with her DIY which is so special.

7. Shabby chic noticeboard

yellow frame memo board
What a clever idea!

If you have an old frame lying around, why not put it to good use and make your very own noticeboard à la Shanty 2 Chic?

Besides your frame, all you need is some packaging string (paint and other decorative items are optional).

The string itself will form a kind of web which you can then peg all your bits and pieces onto. Impressive DIY notice boards don't get much easier than this!

8. DIY chicken wire notice board

yellow notice board chicken wire DIY
How fab is that?!

Here's another wonderful idea we love.

Under The Sycamore used an old frame which she painted bright yellow and filled with chicken wire. The result is a practical and pretty notice board that would look amazing in most kitchens!

This is definitely a good option for those of you on a budget, so be sure to check out the tutorial.

9. Gold mesh metal wire notice board

metal wire notice board gold
This is so chic.

This simplistic, industrial-looking notice board is a really nifty idea. It looks great but is streamline and simple enough to fit in with your current decor - it's a more subtle statement than some of the others.

Melanie Lissack started with a plain, silver metal grid which she upgraded into this fabulous creation. Head over to her blog for the full tutorial.

10. DIY love heart corkboard

diy love heart corkboard
How cute is that?

Now for our very own creation! Our DIY love heart corkboard is sensationally easy to make and customisable too, so you can make it match your room perfectly.

Complete with a chalkboard side, flowery pins, glitter and even a damage-free hanger, it's the perfect solution to any messy girl's room.

Pin upgrades

You may think there's only one kind of pin - the gold or silver flat ones you find scattered at the bottom of your drawers. It's time to get creative - just because they look boring to start with, it doesn't mean they can't be made into something pretty wonderful.

Here are X of our favourite pin ideas that you can add to your new DIY notice board.

1. Pompom pins

pom pom pins
So. Adorable. ©BabykinsMag

These are just the cutest! Bright coloured pompom pins will add a pop of colour and fun to even the simplest of cork boards.

Best of all, they're extremely easy to make! All you need are some pins, mini pompoms, craft glue and you're good to go.

2. Peg pins

peg pins
Nifty! ©MandyBlaBla

Pins are alright, but there's nothing better than some classic wooden pegs. Upgrade your pins by glueing small pegs onto the flat part before pushing them into your cork board.

3. Glittery pegs

glittery clothespins
We're addicted to these.

Ok, we may have said there's nothing better than classic wooden pegs, but these glittery clothespins may just top them.

For those of you who love a bit of sparkle, head over to The Proper Blog now and give these a go.

4. Scrabble pins

scrabble pieces pins
For the clever clogs! ©ItsAGoodnightKindOfLife

Scrabble pieces are everywhere these days!

Here's a great way to bring this trend into your home by incorporating them into your notice board decor.

Simple grab some pins and stick wooden scrabble letters onto the flat side with some strong craft glue.

What an amazing selection of DIY notice board ideas - which one will you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

Stephanie C


Lover of all things fashion & foodie...I look to satisfy my tastes without obliterating my budget. Wannabe interior designer, I'm an avid cushion cover maker and charity shop hunter.

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  1. Author Lucy Ambrose on March 25, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Please do not promote glitter use. Glitter is just plastic pollution, waiting to happen. It gets washed into the system, and cannot be removed. Many manufacturers and businesses have made a point of no longer using it. Thanks.

    1. Author Joanne A on March 30, 2021 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks for the feedback! I know you can get biodegradable glitter, so maybe that could be a good alternative?

  2. Author Karrie on August 9, 2022 at 1:28 am

    These are lovely ideas, thank you so much for sharing. I was looking for inspiration to make a board for my daughter's bedroom by her desk. This was perfect, thank you ?

    1. Author Joanne A on August 10, 2022 at 11:29 am

      You're welcome, Karrie! We're glad we could help.

  3. Author Nicky on June 12, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Amazing idea's thank you. Just what I was looking for. As for the pin idea's they were great. I quite like the glitter idea. Though glitter glue is less messy ;) and it doesn't get washed into the system if that is what people are concerned about.

    1. Author Joanne A on June 19, 2023 at 10:03 am

      Thanks for sharing!


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