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Topic: Organizing wall hangers and wall decorations for my son  (Read 1661 times)
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« on: November 19, 2009 10:41:27 PM »

We live in a cheap apartment, so our walls are pretty boring. Thus, I've been looking for ways to make them less depressing. The first two things here are also functional, though: I needed a way to store papers (I've already got enough corkboards already), and display my rubber stamps. I took two rectangles of cardboard (actually the sides of a box that we bought diapers in), and ripped some strips of cloth from my stash. Then I wrapped the cloth around the cardboard and stapled it in the back. Pretty and functional! For the stamp-holder I covered the cardboard in one piece of fabric, stapled it in the back, and then wrapped it with a big translucent ribbon. I added tacks at the bottom of each loop to keep things from falling out. I was surprised at how much it held!

And down below is a wall hanging I did for my 5 month old son's room. I really like the way it turned out, even though I only added acrylic paint to what I had bought at the craft store. He doesn't pay it much attention yet, but I hope he likes it when he gets older!


« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009 08:20:54 AM »

Those organizers are a great idea.  I love stuff you can make out of things you already have on hand.  I could see making one to hold my craft store coupons or even making one with holiday fabric to hold Christmas cards.  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009 10:23:36 AM »

Thanks! They're actually modified from an idea I got from Martha Stewart, but the original used ribbons and wasn't as thrifty. This was a great way to go through my ridiculously large fabric stash. I love your ideas, too!

« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009 12:56:51 PM »

What a great idea. It's a nice design, clean, doesn't take up much space, and it's highly functional.

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