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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.
Hope you decide to give it a try too! Enjoy, s.b.


  1. What a great idea! I love it! I happen to have a spot that could use one of these too! I've actually seen those clips and have wondered where in the world they came from, so thanks for finding them for me!

  2. What a great idea! Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party. I love seeing what you have been up to. Hope you will join again!

  3. I love it! I love all the variety you see on the sides! And I love mod podge! THanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope to see you back!!

  4. i was so excited when i saw your blog on new friends friday and it said mod podge! i thought, "a girl after my own heart" =)