Cuz’ I love my craft nites with my friends, it’s only befitting of me to have a virtual one here on the blog with my friends from across from the globe.
Time to get together and let our minds run wild with ideas.
For today’s DIY Date, we were all supposed to use washi tape, and create something…anything!
There was no limit…small, large, easy, difficult…it didn’t matter!
Here’s what we all came up with…
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Also be sure to check out the pinterest board I started for all our DIY Dates!
The how-to on my washi tape bulletin board at the jump:
I had an old Gustav Klimt reproduction of “The Kiss” lying around.
As much as I love this piece, I haven’t really found a place for it yet and it’s been collecting dust. So I decided to remove the print, and make a chalkboard/bulletin board out of the frame instead.
I bought foam core from Michael’s. This presentation board was the only one I could find that was large enough to fit inside the frame.
I measured how big I wanted the chalkboard.
And cut it to size with an exacto knife. (always be very careful when using an exacto knife)
Then I used chalkboard paint
and painted 2 coats.
Then I let it dry for 2 days. (Follow directions on can for drying & curing instructions)
The inset that was left over after cutting out the chalkboard piece (the middle piece)…I wanted to use that for my bulletin board.
I took 2 pieces of batting,
fabric…stripes of course!!
and layered them underneath the foam core (front of fabric facing down on the surface),
and taped them together on the back of the foam core,
This is the bulletin board part of the whole project
Then I glued some clips to the board.
And to make sure they were secure, I sewed them to the fabric after gluing them.
Then I glued the whole bulletin board to the chalkboard portion.
Now, here’s where the washi tape comes into play….
Putting on the washi tape is the easiest part of this project of course! =P
And what’s even better….hanging it up!
What do you think?!
Join us for the next DIY Date in August!
xo, LouisePin It