Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home Decorating ideas

I know I haven't been around in a while. We are in the {crazy} process of moving....which I will eventually go into. I've been dreaming of a few different home decorating/creative projects for a while and today was able to finish a really really quick one!

The fridge at the new place has wood panels instead of metal so we can't put any photos or art work up with magnets, so I am improvising! For an area by the doorway I am making a little "command center", which I'll photograph when we are actually moved in and set up. But for now, here is a little project on making your own little bulletin board.

Here is what you will need:
  • Cork board tiles (cheapest at Wal-mart in the office/school section~$6)
  • High heat glue gun (and some steel fingers to go along!)
  • material (I went shopping in my own material bins and used what I had)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
 Placing the Cork board on the wrong side of the material, cut around the board leaving about 1 1/2 inches as a boarder. Hot glue each corner first.

After all 4 corners are glued (not shown in this photo) Add a liberal amount of hot glue and glue down one side. (I also used my metal ruler as a press to keep from burning my fingers!) Next glue the exact opposite side gently pulling the material to pull out wrinkles. Then glue remaining edges.

That's it! I like using different but coordinating materials. You can mount them together like this, or with a little space between them. Add push pins and you are done!

I have more home decorating ideas that are pretty cheap that I'll hopefully be doing in the next few weeks. I'll share what I do!

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