I bought this blue framed cork board at Target for $2.50.
I used some of my scrapbook paper from a pad I bought for another Mod Podge project.
I removed the cork board from the back of the frame (which already has the hooks for hanging on the back)
I cut my paper into 2" strips
Apply Mod Podge to the frame and the back of the paper strips and cover your frame, you'll want to miter your corners of your paper. Once your mod podge has dried you can either recoat the top with mod podge as is or
Sand the edges for a weathered look and then coat the entire outside with mod podge.
Now, lay your cork board on a piece of fabric, mine matches the wall I'm putting the board on. Cut your fabric out about an inch bigger all the way around your cork. Then iron your fabric flat. Turn your cork board face down on the fabric and clue the fabric edge all the way around the back of your board, carefully folding it over.
You can leave it as is with just fabric or add ribbon like below to use when you don't have push pins.
Lay your ribbons out like you want them and glue them to the very edge of your board. You can measure to be precise if you like, then turn your board over and glue the ribbons down on the back.
Trim the ribbons and pop your board into your frame, once your frame is dry.
This is what your back might look like, kind of messy I know but it's the front that matters, if you don't like this and it bothers you just knowing someone might take it down for a look at the back, cut a poster board to fit and lay it behind the back of your cork board for a finished look.
Now, I'm going to put some kids down for a nap and go hang this in my bathroom, where I keep my calender with my daily events and current weight (ulgh).
YAY! Now, go try it and show me yours.
As was trying to clean out our walk-in closet it hit me. We need laundry bags. It would be so much easier to have bags we can tote up and down our steps to the laundry. I'm thinking I'm even going to do 3 more to separate clothes in. The bag I made today was just for my husbands work clothes, his have to be taken in to be laundered and pressed. So, I can keep them separate from the dress shirts and dress pants that I launder and press. Sounds crazy I know...Anyway, I whipped one of these up in about 20 minutes with a drawstring and grommet for hanging. I'm going to do a tutorial and pattern guide and I'll post it here for free. Then I thought, I have all this fabric...what I can't sell I guess I'll make laundry bags. They'd be cute embroidered or monogrammed. It'd be an easy and very cheap gift. So, here's my quick creation. When I get more made I'll show them if I think of it. For now, here's a quick and easy idea for organizing laundry. Plus, it's like I say; it has to be fresh, easy and homespun! Yes, I know you can buy these from catalogs and in fine stores like TARGET, but I'm a SAHM and I can't just go out and buy these things. I know I'm not the only one!
Alright, alright...I couldn't help it. I had to whip these babies up. They are just some old light green canvas that I had and I cut it into fourths. I plan on making a forth just for towels. So I have W = is for whites, B = is for Brights and D = Darks and T = is for Towels. This will help I think. All of our household laundry ends up in our closet before going down stairs because the boys like our big garden tub and shower better than their little tub. Jake still has a laundry basket in his room because he still gets stripped down on the changing table. So, this is something anyone can make. You don't have to embroider it but anyone can applique. Just pick a great font, do a white font with black outline and enlarge it. It's easy peasy!
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