Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wall Art / Message Board DIY

 


 
 
Welcome to a new DIY idea I am sure you are going to love.
 
You are looking at our newest wall art / message board!
This is a corner of our room where our bookcase resides and the space above it is reserved for my icon which you can see here, but I like to move things around so in the several weeks or months (who knows) ahead, this is going to be the place for our cork board. It first started as a wall art idea but we loved how it looked with notes on it and left it like that.
 
So, to make this easy project you need just 2 things: cork hot pads and fabric. Ikea has them in a set of threes and they are quite inexpensive so if you want to make this massive, there's your bargain.
 
 
 
 
I used 5 pads and fabric in blue shades. This is also the perfect project if you have gorgeous fabric (scraps) you want to display and beautify your wall.
 
So, cut a larger round piece than the cork pad and glue it behind / staple it, cut a smaller round piece of the same fabric or felt and cover the back with it. And that's it.
 
 
Place them in any fashion you like it - I almost always want to have things a bit off - so this is neither horizontally nor vertically straight ;)
 
 
 
I can imagine a whole wall covered with these pads. I kind of like that idea,  but I am afraid it would be too much for my wall. Since this is the room where I work the most, I need quietness and this would be too distracting - 'crowded' and 'noisy' for me.
 
Would love to hear what you think about this project!
 



 

17 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Maya, I love your pretty fabric message board DIY! I love the great tutorial too.
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Julie!

muskaan said...

Great idea & execution ! And so functionally effective :-)
Thanks for sharing

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Muskaan! My daughter now wants it in her room, over her desk. I am always pleased when things we make can really be used by all the family.

Divya N said...

It looks quite artsy. how did you mount it on the wall?

Little Treasures said...

I used double sided adhesive tape.

Jessica Pelasky said...

This is such a neat idea!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Mrs. R said...

Maya, what an excellent idea! It would work well as an inspiration board too! Love this idea! Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Shared, Tweeted

xo,
Carla a.k.a Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Maya this is such a clever idea. And also a very artistic way to get organized. Love the fabrics you have picked out.

Little Treasures said...

Yes, an inspiration board would work fantastically in my studio!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Mary! Somehow out of all the colors of fabric I have in my studio, I was drawn to the blues:)

Kim said...

What a clever idea, Maya. I love your wall art. Each fabric is gorgeous both in hue and pattern. This makes such a beautiful presence on your wall. Looking at this could not help but inspire you as you create all your gorgeous pretties.

Little Treasures said...

I am glad you like them Kim. My original choice of fabric was in earth tones, but it was too autumn-y for me so instead I stuck to the blues. Surely my fabrics are far less beautiful than your jaw-dropping collection, and I thank you for the lovely compliment!

Little Treasures said...

I am glad you like them Kim. My original choice of fabric was in earth tones, but it was too autumn-y for me so instead I stuck to the blues. Surely my fabrics are far less beautiful than your jaw-dropping collection, and I thank you for the lovely compliment!

The Charm of Home said...

Very cute!

Keri Roberts said...

Maya, this wall art is super cute!! I like the idea of using different fabrics to give it visual interest and of course having the cork can serve as a pegboard. Such a great idea!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Keri!