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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Making Your Own Message Board

Making Your Own Messaged Board

I bought a piece of cork board a couple of years ago and never did anything with it. Now, that I've found it in my scrappy stash I decided to use it up before I lose it again! You can get cork sheets at any craft or office supply store.

I started by hot gluing a sheet of light weight chipboard to the back of it so it won't full apart from using push pins going into it over the years. I used hot glue, this helps it stay together really well and I don't think white glue would be able to keep the two together.

Once I was done with that I painted the edges so they would look pretty and you would not see plain old cork. I used copper colored paint.


To cover the cork I used Teresa Collins paper from her Documented line. I used the sheet with the big clock in the middle of the paper. I cut the clock out and distressed the edges of what was left with the paper and inked them with vintage photo distress ink. 

I then cut out a tag from the same paper line distressed and inked it as well using vintage pink glimmer mist to it. I also added some prima flowers and a few roses, feathers and a stick pin that I made. I punched two holes at the top and pulled lace though them so I could hang it on the wall. Lastly, I added a butterfly clip to the lace.  


Here are a few close ups...



I then made matching pins using my i-top I just toke the same paper line so that they would all go together.


Now here is how it looks hanging on my the side of my fridge. I had a lot of fun making this message board and it only toke about 2 hours to do!! Very fun and easy!!
I hope you guys have fun crafting!!!

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful Mel will def. give this a try! TFS :)

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  2. So beautiful! Great gift idea too.

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