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Today is Day 2 of the I Heart New Year’s Challenge– Find/Make Some Creative Inspiration!
As you find/make some inspiration, are you needing a spot to pin your clippings, swatches, print outs, and to do lists? Me too! My current pile-on-a-table method is less than inspirational for sure.
Luckily, my lovely friend Erin got me some Innocent Crush for my 30th birthday that was crying out to be showcased. Pair that (and a couple other fabulous yellow prints) with some round cork trivets I picked up at Ikea in November and now I have a trio of fabulous fabric covered cork inspiration boards to replace my lackluster table stack.
-swatches of fabric a bit bigger than the diameter of your cork board
1. Iron your fabric. With a fabric pen, trace your cork board on the wrongside of the fabric.
2. Cut your fabric into a circle a bit bigger than the circle your traced (I’d say I left about an inch around the perimeter).
3. Cut little slits all the way around your circle almost up to, but not quite meeting, the circle you traced.
4. Center your cork board on your fabric inside the circle you traced. Start by pinning little tabs at the top, bottom and both sides (to hold the fabric in place).
5. Next, go around the perimeter pinning every other tab around the back of the cork circle. Pin as close to the edge as you can.
6. After every other tab is pinned, go around the perimeter again and secure the remaining tabs. Pull them taut and pin further onto the cork. This will ensure that the pins don’t overlap.
7. Done! Use your cork board as a picture frame, to do list holder, inspiration board, the list goes on.
Here they are in their ‘natural environment’… aka, my craft room.