Monday, August 29, 2011

Cork & Chalk Board Frame with Marble Push Pins

This is the cutest and simplest gift idea or office decoration idea.
It's a chalk board and a cork board!

Supplies Needed for Frame:
Wide Wood Frame.
I got mine from Michael's for I think less than a dollar if not a tiny bit more than a dollar.

Chalk board paint, Spray adhesive, Chalk, Cork Board Squares and Fabric (not pictured).

First, paint the frame. I forgot to take a picture of it, but you just follow the directions on the bottle. I got the chalk board paint on ebay I think for under $5 including shipping.
Then you trace a square out of the cork board and cut it out with an exacto knife or with scissors, whichever works best for you. Also cut a small square out of the fabric to wrap around the cork board you cut out.

Follow the directions on the spray adhesive and attach the fabric square to the cork board while it's still wet. I don't think I did correctly because it came out a little thick in a couple areas, but it still looked cute once I finished.

The do the same for the back and wrap the fabric around to attach it. I cut the corners and edges of the fabric a little to make it look better.

Then let that dry and put it into the frame. Write something cute on the frame and you're done with this part!

Supplies Needed for Push Pins or Thumb Tacks:
Flattened clear marbles, Thumb tacks, Mod Podge (not pictured) and Scrap paper (not pictured).
I got the marbles at Michael's and the thumb tacks at a store on Etsy.

First cut out small squares out of the scrap paper.
A side note - the marbles I got were kinda irredescent and gold glittery, which actually created a cool effect.

Dot a little drop of Mod Podge on the back of each marble and then stick them down to the side of the paper you want to show through the marbles. Let that dry for about 20-30 mins.

Then cut around the marble to remove the paper that's sticking out. Should look like this when you're done. Sorry, I couldn't get a good picture of me cutting around the marbles.

Then hot glue the thumb tacks to the backs of the marbles and you're done.

These are pretty small frames I got, so they will probably only hold small pictures and post it notes, but I thought it was still a really cute idea. Hope you like it too!


heather said...

That looks so stinking easy. I may have to do this in Blake's room.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

That is super cute and a fun idea. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Ashley said...

super cute!!! i love this idea:)

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