I have been having fun with vintage fabric and cork boards.
This has been on my so easy craft list for ages!
how to prettify a corner of your life.
I used the cork boards available from here. It's a smallish size which can easily be covered by less than a fat quarter of fabric, so take your pick from the vast array of pretty fabrics out there. It can easily be changed, which is also nice. I like these boards because the fabric can tuck right over the edge without a frame to deal with.
Cut the fabric to fit the board. I used an extra layer of white cotton underneath. Now just smooth the fabric over as if you were making up a bed! Tuck in the corners like a parcel. Best not to leave them too bulky. I fixed my fabric on with drawing pins also from the same place. If you have a staple gun you could use that.
Aim for a nice smooth finish.
Stand back and admire your new notice board!
|Photo taken at Glastonbury about 1995!|
Attach momentos. The board are thin, so best for display rather than changing every day.
Pop a nail in the wall and bobs your uncle!
The notice board is soon covered, but looking a whole lot prettier.
De-clutter your work space.
My new corner!
That feels much better.
Onto another lovely screen saver from here.
Enjoying my Earth Pathways diary from here. The cup is cute. It belonged to my Mum. I love the mouse handle.
Of course I didn't just stop at one!
This one is for my jewellery.
I stitched on vintage buttons to some ribbons, and attached these with drawing pins, in the same way as before. Very simple. With hindsight you are probably best to stagger the buttons, so you can hang necklaces, bracelets and earings quite easily.
Amazingly this board was exactly the right size to fit an old frame I have been holding on to! I painted it first with some left over paint.
Did a clever trick with some small nails around the edge to hold the board to the frame. I used the string already on the frame to hang the board and et viola!
I'm enjoying this in my room. It's nice to hang keepsakes that might otherwise be away in a box and enjoy seeing them.
The 'love who you are' garland will be available in my shop just as soon as I've listed it.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. I enjoyed making them. I hope you do too.