Ok, so s.b.creatively is the place to visit when you're looking for something fun to do with your children but I'm beginnig to think the adults need some fun too! I have several "me" crafts that I'll post periodically so the fun doesn't stop here!
This message board was created in an effort to hide an old, ugly & unused phone jack that I have in the middle of my kitchen wall. It's in a really odd spot & after months of looking, I had zero luck finding anything that fit in the area without looking too big or too small. I was looking for something other than a corkboard that would have the ability to display random invitations, announcements, notes & pictures that we receive throughout the weeks. A good friend of mine had something in her home with strings & clips that I loved, so I was determined to have the same idea but using an unfinished frame that I had found. This is what I came up with....
Personalized for our family...
1. I bought an unfinished wood frame for fairly cheap @ Michael's (with a coupon of course). The frame is approx. 19 1/2 in by 23 1/2 in. Using a few supplies; the frame, tons of magazine scraps, a foam paint brush, my fingers & some Mod Podge I went to work decoupaging the entire thing. If you're wondering how, find decoupage directions HERE. I used small scraps from tons of random magazines & catalogs. I've definitely gotten into the habit of ripping out pages as I'm reading magazines when I spot a fun pattern. I store them in an old shoe box to be used on my next degoupaging project. Finally, after a few hours of fun in my basement, I was finished with all of the decoupaging & ready to screw in the eye hooks.
2. I found these small eye hooks in a picture hanging kit in my basement. I'm assuming you can find them at any hardware or craft store. I used four of them, two on each side. They were fairly easy to screw into the frame, but if you're having a hard time you could use pliers to hold on to each eye hook while twisting it in.
3. Then I came across a random piece of red, plastic-like string (also in the picture hanging kit). I cut two pieces, each about 18 in. long & fastened them to the eye hooks by knotting it on each side a few times. Trim off any access string as seen in the picture below.
4. And finally, I ventured to the fabric store to find these little clips to use for hanging. I found them in the isle with all of the window hanging supplies. I chose the smallest ones they had & they worked great. There is a small gap in the hanging circle that allowed me to just slip them on over the string w/o having to disconnect the string.
The entire project took a few hours but I'm in love with the end product! I've done them as gifts for friends too. I added a picture below of one that I did recently for a friend, but on a cork board instead. (I did block out the name @ the top) It's a fun, different way to display instead of having everything on your refrigerator. It can be hung in a kitchen, home office or even personalized for a child's bedroom.
All crafts/projects designed that are not originated in my crazy head will include a link to the site of discovery. s.b.creatively cannot guarantee links are the original designer of th craft/project, only that it is this site's source. Enjoy!