After the high jinx of last weeks post, it is time to get back to reality ;-)
This week (instead of meeting Jane Garvey), I was in Ikea on the hunt for some pinboards.
The children like to collect mementos of everything from postcards to bus tickets to leaflets and photo’s.
They have a their mothers hoarding tendencies, so I thought it would be nice for them to have somewhere to put their treasures as a reminder of fun times.
Ikea had some perfect pinboards for under £5, so I picked a couple up with the idea of personalizing them.
Armed with my current weapons of choice (Glue and staple guns + bog standard PVA glue) I set to work.
Using some pretty butterfly paper we decoupaged the frame of the Livster’s using good old-fashioned PVA glue.
Once that was dry and trimmed I dug up an old net curtain with a fetching check pattern on it.
Cutting it to the size of the cork surface, I then staple gunned it on.
It was very satisfying.
To tidy up those raw edges, I chose baby pink ribbon and using a glue gun stuck in as a border between the frame and the main part of the board.
And voila! A place for all of Livs memories to be pinned.
With the Bo’s we left the frame alone. I found some fun spaceman fabric amongst the junk in my trunk ;-) . I used that to cover the cork.
A really simple, quick make.