I’m so excited about today’s post because I am introducing a fabulous new monthly contributor to The Creativity Exchange. Claire from Claire Brody Designs and I are old family friends, from the same town in East Texas and I have known her since she was a toddler.
I was really excited last year when Claire told me that she decided to begin blogging because she is so talented and super creative! She launched her blog last January and has made it through the long and hard first year of blogging. That first year is so lonely and tough and I’m really proud of her for sticking it out.
Claire is a lifestyle blogger with a passion for design and DIY projects and she just recently launched her design business too! You can check out Claire’s website and blog here.
So every month, Claire is going to be contributing a DIY/design/whatever she wants project and I am so very excited that she agreed to share with us!
Now on to Claire’s post and fun project!
Welcome sweet Claire!
Hello Creativity Exchange readers!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be guest posting today! Cyndy played a huge role in me starting my blog one year ago, so when she asked me to be a monthly contributor, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! This is truly a “pinch me” moment. I am so looking forward to getting to know you all!
We’re just a few weeks into 2015, so you know what that means! Time to get organized! There’s just something about having a fresh start. I am an organized person, but I’m a messy person at the same time. What this actually means… I have stacks of clutter, but I know where all items are at any given time. Probably not the best way to operate.
In an effort to get this issue under control, I decided to tackle one stack of clutter, our “important mail”. My husband and I are in the wedding stage of our lives. All of our friends are getting married at the same time! I’m constantly searching for wedding invitations to learn event and registry information. I decided it was time to give our mail a home with a DIY bulletin board.
I opted to create my own bulletin board instead of purchasing new so that I could customize it to our personal style in the apartment. If you create a bulletin board, you can of course chose your own fabric and ribbon to reflect your personal taste. Also, you can make this bulletin as large or as small as you want and customize a size. This would be fun on a larger scale down a long hallway too!
I kid you not, this project took me under 10 minutes to create. Quick and easy, that’s my kind of DIY project!
- cork board (the thicker the better) ** this cork board was purchased at Hobby Lobby in this rectangle size. You can purchase cork board squares as well and glue on to foam board as well.
- fabric of your choice (I purchased 1/2 yard)
- ribbon of your choice
- staple gun
- Cover the front of the board with fabric. Staple fabric to the back of the board. Ensure fabric is pulled tightly for a smooth finish.
- Arrange ribbon as desired. I used tape to hold the ribbon until I was ready to staple.
- Staple the ribbon to the back of the board.
- Trim extra fabric and ribbon from the back of the board.
That’s it! Super easy! Our “important mail” now has a home. I chose to prop the bulletin board on my desk, but if you wan to hang your board you could attach a picture hanger to the back.
Thanks for having me today, Exchange readers! Looking forward to sharing another idea with you next month!