I go shopping on Saturdays (every other really, because I share the pleasure of our weekly shopping with my other half ;)) and first thing I do is to go to the magazine isle to check out all of the crafty magazines. Hands up who else does it!! :) I bought the Docrafts May issue this weekend. I got some pretty wooden letters, papers & these fabulous Chalkboard Speech Bubbles. They are super-cool. Keren Baker created a gorgeous Memo Board and I felt inspired. I've been itching to create my own 'Memo station' for my fridge for a while and now seeing these speech bubbles on pegs there was no stopping me! Check out the photo tutorial below to see what I did:
|You will need 12" x 9" piece of a cardboard & fold over your table top in two places to create this kind of shape. My back is 7", the bottom part is about 1" wide & the front 4".|
|I glued down two layers of a bubble wrap to the front (instead of a foam)|
|Covered it in fabric, glued down my thin white ribbons in a criss-cross manner, pierced holes to attach a couple of blue brads|
|I covered the inside of the mail caddy in the same fabric (you can use a patterned paper, if preffered). I covered another piece of a cardboard (4.5" x 7") with some bubble wrap, fabric and ribbon. This was to be for my Note pad|
I used my glue gun for everything and despite the pesky glue strings it made the job easy and swift. I now feel satisfied that I can be more organised and that I got to make something pretty today! If only the rest of my kitchen looked so neat :)
I'd like to enter my crafty creation into the following challenge...
Craft My Life - Anything Goes, but no cards
... to see what the experts think ;) I shall look forward to your comments!
Have a great day, thank you for stopping by!