Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tutorial: Wall Art/Posting Board

Happy Wednesday!

This is the valance I made in a former post.  I had a little bit of fabric left over and was trying to think of something I could make with it.  One day, I received a mirror I had ordered and on top were two full sheets of Styrofoam. I am always keeping such things just in case my thought processes kick in one day and energy :) :)  So, I was trying to decide what to make; napkins or place mats from the left over material and then I thought about the Styrofoam.  See tutorial below on making a "posting board/wall art" with initial for the side of the frig.

VALANCE - See Kitchen Valance Tutorial Post to make valance.

TUTORIAL: for Wall Art/Posting Board

Cut styro board or could be anything:  cork board, plywood, cardboard, etc. to the size you want.   I placed my material on top of styro (allow a couple inches on each side for wrapping around to the back) and then cut the styro accordingly.  You could also use wallpaper to wrap.

Wrap material around sides.  I used small, flat, white push pins on back to hold fabric or you could hot glue or use straight pins.  Wouldn't this make a nice bench cover?

Very light weight (Would have liked the design to be centered, but had to use the material that was left.)

Make initial with empty paper towel holders: flatten holders with a heavy book, staple where necessary and trim any places on the ends to make straight.

  Make design with Elmers Glue (any design you want). Let dry 48 hrs. and spray paint black or whatever color you desire to coordinate with your material.   

Final look.  Added a white clip on hair flower I had on hand and wha-la!  What do ya think?  Not too shabby and the best part -NO COST!! :)  The design on the initial gives it so much texture.

I do have one more styro board - hmmmm, I am thinking. What would YOU do with it?  Let me know if you have any ideas, I would love to hear from you!   This would be great for any wall art.  Just cover with any material, any design, any color and you have fabulous wall art!   Three on a large wall (side by side) would be amazing!  You could also do this with cork board and would make a great posting area for notes, reminders, photos, etc.  You could also take ribbon in the same color or contrasting color and wrap around corners or crisscross around the board. And, of course, if you used plywood, you could paint it with chalkboard paint which is so popular now.

Hope you have a wonderful day.  As for me, I may get into making my soaps or take a nap, we'll see which one wins :)  I always love the fragrance in the house after making soap.  Oh, almost forgot, I will have another "Giveaway" sometime in April for a couple of these handmade, natural,  "Goat's Milk, Oatmeal & Honey" soaps with lovely fleur-de-lie design.  Ooh-La-La!

Til Then,

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