With life being so stressful and busy, sometimes we all need a little reminder of what truly makes us happy.  After reading  this article in Real Simple Magazine , I was inspired to think about the things that make me happy.  I decided to make myself a DIY Happiness Board. 

I bought some corkboard and cute fabric  at  Hobby Lobby.  The corkboard was pretty cheap, I got it unframed.  The fabric  I chose is pink because it is my favorite color and makes me happy!  🙂  I used my hot glue gun to stick the fabric onto my board. Once I had my board covered with my fun pink  fabric, I needed some cute pins to hold on my happy  things.   I bought some plain thumb tacks and had to make them cute.  I made some little felt flowers to glue on the tacks.  I also found some really fun little glittery balls to put on them, and they were already sticky!  Yippy! 🙂 


Once I got my fabulous pins made, I started to add some of the things that bring me happiness.       Some of the things I added, were photos of my family, my Sweet Lu & Durban, and some things that represent the activities in my life that I enjoy.  I also added a few of my favorite happiness quotes.  I put on a photo of me and my sister & best friend Jamie  and our sweet Possum dog, who has passed on.   I had so much fun making this!!! I realized how many wonderful things in my life make me truly happy!  What brings you happiness?    Happy Crafting Everyone!!! 

Check out Brookes darling Happiness Is…  album for more happy ideas!!! 🙂


  1. I have to make my daily stop at The Crafting Chicks! And look what I found! Oh my goodness….I could ramble on in a completely embarrassing way….the fabric alone makes me wanna stand up and sing a song. (which would completely make me happy, by the way) And then there’s the pins….oh the pins…cute, Cute, CUTE!

    And that’s all before I even mention the things on the board. I adore this project, I adore this post, and I REALLY need to make one. I needed this idea today. Thank you!

  2. OH MY HEAVENS!!!! I love this ideas, what a great ideas, and I love what Ellie G said, she’s a hoot. We should hang out with her 🙂 What a darling way to be reminded of the things that are most important. It’s so easy to forget sometimes. LOVE IT JEN LOVE IT!!!

  3. So sweet! I love it. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  4. Thanks for the great inspiration, what an uplifting project as well. I bet a lot of us could use one of these. Thanks again.

  5. JEN! This is so cute! I love how it turned out!

  6. What a great idea, and yours turned out fabulous. I love the pins you made, so cute! Think I will have to make one of these for my craft room. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  7. Great idea.. Love it!!

  8. That is too stinkin cute for words. I really need one of those. What a great idea!

  9. Jen, I absolutely love this idea! It’s always good to have tangible reminders of all the “good stuff” in our lives. Plus that cute fabric is enough to make anyone happy. 🙂

  10. I ended up making one for my craft room using a cork tile and some fat quarters I already had on hand. Thanks so much for the inspiration… it makes me smile everytime I look at it! You can see it at sunflowerzcrochet.blogspot.com.

  11. Thank you, An abundance of tips..
    Beneficial information, Thanks a great deal!

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