I bought this little beauty at the Peddler’s Mall months ago for less than $5.00. (of course!)
I’ve been debating on what it wanted to be when it grows up. I finally decided that it wanted to be a memo board. Since I didn’t have a bulletin board the right size, I repurposed a ceiling tile that I got at the Habitat for Humanity restore for .10 cents. I measured it and carefully cut it with a utility knife.
I used burlap to cover it. However, if you look closely you will see that I first lined it with paper. I didn’t like how thin the burlap was, allowing the ceiling tile texture to show through.
I taped it all down. I added some webbing for an extra detail and an additional option for holding items. I used hot glue to hold the webbing down. It’s looking a little ugly on the back --
--so I used some white craft paper to cover it all up. I then added some d-rings for hanging.
ta-da! All done! I love the look of the burlap and the webbing together.
I love making pushpins out of unique items. Here you see that I made them out of Scrabble tiles and very old “wooden” checkers.
Pretty cool, huh? I really like the way it turned out!
ps Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick posted my decorative jute balls on her fb page on Monday and my blog almost exploded! At one time I had 63 friendly folks visiting. It took a little detective work to find out where all the people were coming from, but finally I figured it out. I’m sure you’ve already been to Sarah’s blog, but have you become her fan on fb? Just go to your fb page and search Thrifty Decor Chick, it will pop right up and you click on “become fan”. And, while you’re there, if you haven’t already become a fan of My Repurposed Life, put that in the search and “become a fan”. Shameless self promotion, I know.
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This project was featured by Tricia @ Life at the Zoo