Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Family Bulletin Board


So Yesterday, I was working most of the day on this project. Well, maybe I should say all day because I had to stop so many times because my son needed my attention. I have learned that "needed my attention" is just code for I had to feed, change or put my son to sleep. A day in the life of a mom... right? However, my crazy day and I mean crazy if you knew all that happened yesterday. I was even beginning to think that this project would never get complete I mean you would be shocked that I managed to finish this project but it is done. I am so proud of the final outcome and excited to share how I made it.

You know how with kids things tend to break. Well, long hallway mirrors tend to break at our place from speeding down the hallway or accidentally bumping into it. If you have kids you know this all too well. My mom's mirror frame broke off the mirror (This time not because of the kids this time) so I decided to keep the frame for this occasion in particular. After months of it sitting and waiting for me to be inspired enough to make it into something... I finally had the materials to do so.

Here is how I made it. First I super glued the pieces back together with my new best friend LePage Ultra Gel.



Now that the frame looks like itself again. I took the cork boards that I bought from Dollarama (3 cork boards in the package for $2.00) and made sure that they fit in the frame.


Next, I took the Self Adhesive Roll with a design of choice and peeled the backing and placed the cork board over top.


Make sure you cover the edges.


Continue added cork boards until you have reached the other end of the frame. Make sure you cover the sides so that you do not see any of the cork board. It should look something like this on the back.


And it should for sure look like this in the front.


It's time to add it to the frame. If you do not have any backing to your frame like mine. This is what I did to secure the cork boards... I glue thick pieces of cardboard.


Glue the cork boards onto the cardboard and when dry, you can hang it up.


diy bulletin board

Hang up your family schedules or activities. I love the turnout, it really made a huge difference on my wall. Enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. I have some of the same cork board laying around. I need to make one. Thanks for inspiring me to create one! Theresa ;)

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    1. I am so glad to inspire you! Let me know how your turned out. Thanks for commenting, you made my day.

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  3. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! Pinned to the party board!

    Marti

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  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  5. Wow, chanise. I love the thriftiness in keeping the frame and putting it to such good use. I have a home made corkboard from recycled wine corks, but it's still missing a border. Now looking at this, maybe that's what it needs.... There has to be a reason that I havent yet blogged about it, right?!

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    1. That's a great idea Rose, a showcase frame would look perfect for the recycled wine corks or you can cut each into thin slices and make a cork designed cork board. I am happy that I inspired you. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)

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  6. Wow! That is a big bulletin board! how nice to keep the family organized.....
    It was so fun to see this linked up at our party. I pinned!! Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I am glad you enjoyed this post Crystelle.

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  7. This is awesome! I totally need something like this in my house - desperately! Thanks for linking up at Wordy Wednesday!

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    1. Aww Thank you Carrie and thank you for commenting and stopping by :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays! Please join us again tomorrow :)

    Kelli (www.thesustainablecouple.com)

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  9. Thank you Kelli for stopping by and commenting! :P See you tomorrow.

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  10. I like how you upcycled the mirror frame and found a new use for it instead of just throwing it out. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week with a new project(if your little one will allow it).

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    1. Thank you so much Erlene, I am happy with the turn out of this project. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, I can't wait to share more crafts on Merry Monday.

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