The other day I had to do one of my bi-yearly trips to IKEA to pick up a lot of stuff I don’t actually need (besides tealights and napkins of course). While there I came across 3-packs of round cork board heat-pads for the kitchen. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to make miniature fabric covered bulletin boards for my daughter’s room. They are turning 11 in a few weeks and I’m planning a surprise bedroom make-over and thought this would be perfect to decorate their walls with something useful.
So as soon as I got home I plugged in my hot glue gun (I’m so scared of that thing) and started cutting out circles in various fabrics. I cut the circles out slightly larger than the heat-pads in order to be able to fold them over the back edge and attach with glue. And yes, it is very dangerous for burning your fingertips. I’m pretty sure I don’t have any fingerprints left.
In the end I made six boards using different materials. When I have painted the girl’s room I will arrange them all above their desks for them to pin up various photos, letters and keepsakes (please no boyfriend photos for a while though!). For the photos above I attached a few to the art corner cupboard in our living room. I think I’ll be making many more of these in the coming weeks.
Now I just have to figure out the best way to hang them up. For the cupboard I used 2 sided adhesive pads found in the local fai-da-te (DIY shop). But for attaching them to walls I’ll need something a little sturdier. And advice out there?