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« on: April 16, 2012 09:57:45 AM »

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Mini Cork Board and Felt Thumbtacks - featuring Elmer's products

My hubby and I are busy bees and sometimes we forget important things... like our lunches. Smiley We're always leaving sticky notes around the house as little reminders to ourselves and each other. I created this mini framed cork board and felt thumbtacks to help us keep track of our week!



I selected a frame and removed the glass and cardboard from inside. I used the cardboard as a template for cutting a piece of cork that would fit in the frame.





I cut out a piece of fabric approximately an inch bigger than the cork on each side. I covered one side of the cork with glue using the Elmer's Dot Runner and stuck it to the wrong side of the fabric.



I ran a strip of glue dots around the edges of the other side of the the cork. I pulled the fabric tight and stuck it down, kind of like I was wrapping a present! Remember, the back side will be tucked into the frame and won't be seen so don't be afraid to be messy!





Once my cork package was all wrapped up, I went back to the frame and added Elmer's glue dots all over the back. jillybeans gave me a great tip to use the paper to apply the glue dots and when you're ready to stick, simply peel the paper off!



Then I stuck the fabric wrapped cork board into the frame and it was ready for storing our notes!



Now that I had the mini framed board, I wanted to add some cute thumbtacks to hold our reminders with.

I started by tracing a few simple designs onto tracing paper. Then I used my X-ACTO scissors to cut the designs out of felt.



I added a few embroidery stitches to give the pins a little more character.



I added a dollop of glue from the Elmer's Glue Pen to a piece of background felt and stuck the two pieces together.



Then I snipped around the designs to create a little border. On the larger puppy, I stitched the design to the border piece but that was just for looks. Smiley The glue would have held them together just fine!



The last step was to use the Elmer's glue pen to add one more dollop of glue to the back of the felt pieces to attach the thumbtack.



After letting everything dry sufficiently, the completed board and felt thumbtacks were ready for our reminders!



This could be stored on a desk or table but we're hanging ours on the front door so we don't forget a thing!

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012 10:23:09 AM »

This is so cute, especially with the little felt thumbtacks! I think I'll be making a few of these for Christmas gifts this year. Who doesn't need a cork board?
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012 12:37:02 PM »

ahh! love the feltyness!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012 01:16:27 PM »

This is such a handy idea! Those glue dots and the glue pen must be pretty strong. Good to know. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012 01:22:19 PM »

The glue dots are especially strong and especially sticky!! Watch your fingers Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012 06:59:41 PM »

great project, definitely want to try this!  how thick is the cork board and where did you get it?
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012 07:15:56 PM »

Thank you!

The cork I used is about 1/4" thick. I got several sheets of it at Target in the office supply area. It was with the whiteboards and poster board. I think I paid around $5 for 4 big squares of it. That was a year ago or so but I'm sure they have something similar now.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012 07:45:44 AM »

That's adorable, and I love the thumbtacks (esp the puppy!). What a way to combine cute and practical!
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012 09:00:19 AM »

Love that the glue dots are super sticky and strong...thanks for sharing the tip that jillybeans gave you...I will definitely try it!

I also love the felt tacks...who knew to use glue to hold the pieces together!

I bought cork in a roll at Home Depot that was pretty thin...too thin to even get a tack in!  I will have to check out Target!
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012 09:42:21 AM »

This is such a cute project!  I agree with rackycoo, these would make such cute presents!  I think I will be adding another to my "must make for a present" list!  hehe

Those glue dots are seriously amazing.  They are like my favorite thing ever!
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