Wednesday, September 22, 2010

inspiration board


one of my recent weekend projects was this polka dot bulletin board for my studio. i am a chronic collector and pile maker so i can never have enough places to keep important scraps of paper and beautiful little things i want to display for inspiration.

the tutorial (link shared below) called for pre-cut cork board but i was trying to save some money and cut my own using a bowl from the kitchen for the template piece. i'd still like to paint in this room so the other thing i did a bit differently was to just hang them up with sewing pins so as not to leave big holes in the wall. my dad would be proud, haha.


overall, it was fairly easy and painless to make, i think it took me just a couple hours altogether. you can find the tutorial for these over here on craftzine.com.

5 comments:

maureencracknell said...

This is perfect! I was just at one of those huge bulk discount stores the other day and I found a ten pack of square cork tiles, made of recycled materials. I wanted to buy them, but when hubby asked "what are you going to do with those?" and I didn't have a quick answer, I decided to put them down. I originally thought of ANOTHER place to display the kiddos art, but now I am really liking this inspiration wall idea. Thanks!

Angela said...

CUTE!

geschichtenvonkat said...

sure thing, so glad i can pass it along :)

yellowfish said...

these are adorable!! I love this idea!

considerthelillies said...

very practical and pretty!