You might remember I set up my workspace a short while ago. One of the things that I love about it is my four-piece cork pinboard. I currently have all sorts of random stuff up on it, but it’s mostly related to Fire & Rain, and jewellery ideas. I’ve designated one quarter of it for coupons and reminders, but I wanted it to be more cohesive. Before the pinboard went up on the wall, I was using magnets and my fridge, but there’s only so much stuff I could hold, because my magnet collection as of now is quite meagre. So I thought it might be fun to make small magnetic pinboards to use on a fridge – eliminating the use of too many magnets. I wanted the pinboards to be decorative, so that they’d add character to the fridge even when not being used. It was super easy, and so much fun!
Things you’ll need:
Small pieces of cork board in different shapes or sizes, decorative card stock, washi tape, embellishments, magnetic tape, adhesive and a pair of scissors.
I found a set of inspirational stickers at Michael’s the other day, and picked my favourites to use! By the way, doing craft work outdoors on a lazy Sunday afternoon is awesome! It also has the added benefit of helping to disperse the adhesive fumes. So here’s what I set up.
My balcony is west-facing, so you can see how the intensity of the sun changed while I was making my magnets!
And here is my little set of embellished cork board! A word to the wise – cork board doesn’t really like Distress ink. It has a – ahem!– distressing tendency to smudge, and takes forever to dry.
The next step was to attach magnets or magnetic tape to the back of the cork board.
And then, put them all on your fridge! Sit back, and admire them, and make everyone else also admire them!
And here’s my fridge, with my little inspirational corner!
I already stuck a couple of things on them with pins. And you can see why I didn’t want to add more magnets to this already-quite-crowded fridge!
Endless variations can be made – leave the cork as is, cover with cord, beads, fabric… It’s a good thing I have some more cork – I’m looking forward to experimenting with stamping!
Hope you guys enjoyed this! Tell us what you think, and have a great week!