My office is coming along perfectly….it is looking so much better than I imagined, which is such a relief because that doesn’t happen as much as it should! Even though I said I wasn’t painting I have actually painted one wall and inside the cupboard which was a beige/cream colour….now it is a lovely shade of white. My desk is built….and while I don’t want to give anything away I have to say it is a thing of beauty. The weather has delayed some projects….a cyclone was off the coast of Queensland and while we are perfectly safe we have had torrential rain which has delayed some projects. I am working on some of these this week so I will be bringing you some more details soon. But until then I have been working on lots of little things for the room, including my Typography Art Block and I have another little DIY project to share with you today.
We all need a memo board in our office, some place we can stick important notes, bills and pretty pictures of things we want but don’t really need (a girl has to dream, right!?). I always find the Push Pins (aka Thumb Tacks) at the office supply stores a bit boring and as I have taken it upon myself to make everything in this world beautiful……..why not take a simple push pin and make it special?
This is such a simple DIY, you need little time and little supplies! And to prove how simple it is I got my 8 year old daughter to make these!
- Scrap-booking Embellishments
- Thumb Tacks
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
I bought two kinds of scrap-booking embellishments one set had stickers on the back that I simply removed and the others were brads so I had to use metal cutters to remove the brad parts. I loved both of these sets and it seemed such a waste not to have them out on display somewhere.
Firstly you need to place a blob (technical term) of hot glue on top of the pin.
Then while the glue is still wet push your scrapbooking embellishment onto the glue.
And………………..you’re done! It really is that simple and now you have pretty pins for your memo board!
I love how these turned out! And if you are wondering about my corkboard, I made that also, from an Ikea frame (which you cannot buy anymore, sorry! But they do still sell the mirror with this exact frame) and some cork board I cut to size. It was a simple DIY that doesn’t need a tutorial!
How much do you love the saying!? My hubby says it describes me perfectly! If you want one yourself I have it as a FREE PRINTABLE for you! DOWNLOAD HERE.
**And for those people who may think I am a bad parent for allowing my child to use a hot glue gun……she was supervised and I assisted her…..and ultimately I am her parent I know her best and somehow despite me she is still alive! I don’t need parenting advice, thanks (just covering the bases!).
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