Whew! Well, this Pinterest Challenge really lived up to its name! It was a challenge, not for skills required but in satisfaction with the results. I still don’t know if I love it, but it’s a lot better than where I ended up after the first try! So, like with many things, let’s look at where we started to understand where/how/why things ended up like they did 🙂
A few weeks ago, I saw the pin below from Cutting Edge Stencils, (the original comes from Southern Lovely).
I had an old corkboard lying around so I figured I’d give it a go. I started out by painting the frame a darker coppery color.
I wasn’t in love, but I thought once I added a design on the cork itself, it’d look better.
Not. So. Much. Once again, my crafting impatience struck. Partway through, I decided I wanted a more random pattern than a uniform one. And I was experimenting with different shades of purple. Yea…… not loving it. So, out came the black paint for a frame re-do. Then, I only had the cork to contend with. I was over painting at this point, so I tried craft paper.
In the end, my fabric scrap bin came in for the win!
And looks much jazzier than craft paper. I like jazzier.
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the fabric looks so nice! Plus fabric tends to hide the holes better if you add or move pins in the board. And are those hydrangeas in the fabric? One of my favorites! Very pretty!
thank you! i think the fabric was a better choice than paint or craft paper. plus i can change it out often if i want to! the flowers kind of looks like dahlias up close, but hydrangeas would be lovely too!
This is so nice!!! I like your blog and I’m following you!!! Kisses from Italy
Aww, thank you! I will check out your blog as well! Nice to meet you 🙂
I made a necklace organizer too for the Pinterest challenge! I really like where yours ended up. 🙂 Sarah
I saw yours too! I think they turned out great! I just wish I’d been able to take the frame off & wrap my fabric around it. Yours look so nice like that 🙂
Thanks! Oh yea, that is the main difference when you’re using a frame VS a cork board. At least you can move your pins with relative ease!
Yes, that is a plus 🙂
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