Get Organized! Stretched Fabric Bulletin Board
We’re leaving the month of October and entering the crazy busy season of holidays, gifts, food, family and snow. This excites and terrifies me at the same time. In order to preserve sanity and face the impending frenzy with confidence, I’m trying to stay organized and keep our apartment tidy. When there is a mess at home, there is a mess in my brain and I can’t be creative, productive or pleasant.
So, I’ve been working on giving everything in the craft room/office a designated space. I compartmentalized the office drawers with old Tupperware containers and reorganized my shelving unit so that fabric and supplies are visible and accessible.
Then, I found this huge wooden frame in our laundry room, where people often leave their unwanted items for others in the building (at least that’s what I think is going on). I didn’t have a plan for the frame, but one day, one magical day, my next project thrust itself upon me. I’d been disappointed with this piece of fabric I had hanging on my wall because it looked sloppy. I was using it to keep my earrings out of the way, as they were an ongoing project. So, I stretched the piece of fabric in my new/old wooden frame and continued to utilize the piece as a temporary resting home for my handmade jewelry.
After I finished the project, the space felt tidier and I was thrilled. The fabric now had clean edges, plus I was able to display my button earrings in a more finalized fashion. Before, I was just tacking them to the fabric to keep them out of the way, but now they look like they’re on sale or something (and they will be at this year’s Hover Craft event at Sweet Water Organics – wink, wink).
For now, try out this fabric bulletin board for those old photos, postcards, sacred jewels, or anything else you have lying around that deserves to be seen and preserved. Should be a pretty good time. Happy cleaning!
Staple gun (or hammer and nails)
Foam Board (optional)
Suggested: If you are looking for more of a bulletin board, find a piece of foam board that will fit your frame. Wrap the foam board with your fabric of choice and staple the board to the back of the frame. This way you can use pushpins and items will be more secure.