Welcome to day 2 of Six Days of Spring! All week we’re sharing ideas for you to spruce up your home this spring. Since I’m not a traditional seasonal decorating kind of girl, I’m sharing ways to bring old things back to life and and a little spunk in your home this spring. Today’s DIY is a custom memo board and push pins. So let’s make something that will hold all those notes, photos & little things.
I started with an uninspired cork board and a basic black frame, both found at the thrift store. Both of them were super cheap. Of course, you can buy new cork and a frame and still get the same results.
For the cork board you’ll also need:
A box knife
A hot glue gun & sticks
Hangers (if your frame is missing them)
See, this is simple!
Cut the cork board out of the frame, it may take a couple of passes but a box knife will cut it out.
Next, measure your frame to make sure that you cut the cork to the right size. You’re looking for the inside frame measurement, so the lip of the frame will hide the edge of the cork.
Next, measure and cut your cork. Make sure to measure it at least twice, just to be sure that it’s right. When the cork is cut to size, pop it into the frame.
Squiggle a line of hot glue on the back edge. If you have any minor gaps, you can fill them in with hot glue, too.
Next, take a paint stick (or other flat tool) and smooth down the glue to seal the cork into the frame.
Then hang your cork board! But why stop there? You’ve got a pretty board, you need some pretty push pins.
They’re so easy, don’t blink watching the video below or you’ll miss it!
Oh! See the foot stool? Come back tomorrow for the DIY 411 – you’re going to be shocked at how easy it is!
Don’t forget to visit the other amazing bloggers (including Pottery Barn) for their spring projects, too!