Outfit Inspiration Cork Boards

September 03, 2012

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Before I found out we’d be moving so soon, I set out to create a fantastic walk in closet for myself. One of the things I had envisioned was a set of pretty cork boards on the wall to hang outfit inspiration pictures on. Of course, I can’t just go and buy cork boards. I had to make my own. I used items from the dollar store and craft store clearance section.

SUPPLIES
  • Dollar Store Trays and/or Picture Frame
  • Spray Paint
  • Fabric
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Buttons
  • Thumb Tacks
  • Picture Hangers
STEP 1: CREATE LAYOUT
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I used two trays and a plastic picture frame (that Hugo broke) from the Dollar Store. I laid them out before hand to get an idea of how I wanted them to hang and picked out the colors I wanted each one to be.

STEP 2: PAINT
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I spray painted each frame a different color as well as some buttons – but I’ll get to those later.
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The orange I picked out ended up being a bit too florescent for my taste so I used some craft paint I had on hand to dull it down a bit.
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STEP 3: CUT CORK BOARD
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1. I pressed a piece of paper into the tray to get an outline. // 2. Then I cut it out. // 3. And traced it onto the cork board. // 4. Then I cut the shape out of the cork board using scissors.

STEP 4: COVER CORK BOARDS
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1. I used all black and white fabrics for my boards to contrast the brightness of the frames, and laid the cork board piece on top of the fabric. // 2. Then I cut the fabric around the cork board. // 3-6. I folded small sections and glued them to the back of the board with a hot glue gun until I had glued the entire piece down.

STEP 5: GLUE BOARD
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I used the hot glue gun to adhere the fabric covered cork board to the front of the trays and behind the picture frame.

STEP 6: GLUE HOOK
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Then I used the hot glue gun again to adhere the picture hangers to the backs of the trays and picture frame.

STEP 7: MAKE BUTTON PUSH PINS
I wanted to have some cute push pins to use, so I spray painted some spare buttons to match the cork board frames. Here’s what they looked like before:
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And here they are all finished:
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STEP 8: HANG BOARDS
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I just used a few thumb tacks to hang the cork boards on the wall in my closet.

STEP 9: DECORATE
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I cut pictures out of magazines and printed some of the internet to create outfit inspiration collages.
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Even though I’m moving in less than two weeks (eep!) I’m still glad I got around to making these. They’re lightweight, so they’ll travel well, and I can still hang them up next to my closet at my parent’s house for inspiration through the fall and winter.




8 comments:

Laura said...

what a great idea! I would never have thought to use trays as corkboards- love this!

Tina said...

These are adorable! I love the shapes and colors. So awesome!

Michelle@ Learning to Be a Mom said...

I love this idea. The frame and trays are so unique. And I never would have thought of spray painting buttons to match. I really want to make some of these! Thanks for sharing.

Laurel said...

Amazing! I saw this on pinterest earlier but thought it was just normal frames. So clever. But I especially love the use of hand weights in the picture! Talk about upcycling!

Lizzi's Creations said...

These are so cute! I love that you used the trays for some.

The Mandatory Mooch said...

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Tutus & Tea Parties said...

How stinkin' cute are these?! I love the idea of using those dollar store trays too. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

Great idea! I love the finished products - and they are so simple! Thanks for sharing!