Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DIY Bulletin Board…



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I needed something to hang over little Miss’ new desk but I couldn’t find something the right size for the space.  It needed to be large enough to balance the size of the desk, and I already arranged a collage of pictures on a different wall in her room.  So I found a mirror that used to be hanging in our dining room that I had purchased from Marshalls for $30.
I replaced the mirror with cork board that I wrapped with a thin layer of batting and then fabric.  I tried making cute diamond patterns out of ribbon, and ended up ripping it all off!!  It was too busy, and I figured it’s going to be covered up with little Miss’ artwork anyway!!
Here’s how it turned out…
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I bought some giant push pins for her board, but decided they needed some “dressing up.”  So I cut 2 circles(2 inches and 3 inches) in coordinating pieces of fabric.  I cut around the edges with pinking shears and then cut a slit in the middle of each one with scissors.  Then I hot-glued them to the pin which made them look “gathered”—I love happy accidents!!  Then I hot-glued a button on top of each of them.
Here’s a closer look…
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I love the way it looks in the room with the painted black chair—it really completes the corner!!
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Truth be told, I had to clean off all of little Miss’ stuff off her board to take the picture—she loves pinning up pictures of her friends, letters, and artwork.  At least it gets used, right?

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7 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. Love the the push pins, they are adorable.

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  2. beautiful!! Love the colors.

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  3. Such a cute board & flower push pins!! I would love for you to link up at my blog party going on now! You can enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there! :)

    Jill
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  4. That is so cute...I love the idea of the fabric flowers as pins! It looks perfect with that desk!! LOVE the colors! I'm also your newest follower from the Jillify It Party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute! Your push pins match perfectly, I can see why she enjoys using it so much. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize!

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  6. Oh it looks lovely! I love the little flower pins, so cute :)

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