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Ah, the Dollar Store. I am definitely addicted. I go just for fun, just to see what little treasures I may find. On one of my most recent trips, I saw this memo board and thought it might have some potential. So, I snagged it up and decided to give it a little makeover. I had some cute zebra fabric I had bought from The Store That Shall Not Be Named (aka Walmart) that was 1.99 for a yard and some cute satin bright pink ribbon from Michaels I got for $0.99. I first spray painted the board with a matte black. I did leave the cork in because I was lazy so it got some paint as well. It took a couple of good coats to get it covered. Then, I took the cork out (I had to bend it a little to get it out of the grooves it was in) and covered it with about 1/8 of a yard of the fabric. I hot glued the fabric to the back of the board (make sure you wrap the fabric snugly around the edges or it won’t go back in the grooves of the frame!). I slid the cork back in the frame (again it takes some bending). Then, glued the ribbon to the back to make it hang, created a bow and glued it to the front and voila! I have a cute little cork board to hang in my office or a great gift! The cork isn’t super thick so the push pins go through the back a bit, but it holds up just fine. This could also be used as a little jewelry hanger. Just put the push pins in to hold necklaces or bracelets, or add a little wire at the bottom by hot glueing it to the inside of the frame to hold earrings. This project came out to be around $2 to make and it seriously only took about 15 minutes to put together (not including drying time for the spray paint). Cheap and easy! It can’t get much better 🙂 And sorry about the pictures; I’m still using my phone.
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