DIY 6-step stud-board

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Am I the only one with too many studs hanging around?

Tired of digging around in my drawers for a certain pair of earrings, I decided to make a quick board to peg them to for easy access. It took me about 10 minutes and cost $7 to make.

Here’s what you need:

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  • Cork: I bought this two-pack of cork trivets from Jysk for $3. You can always use the second one for a message board or a cute handmade gift for a friend.
  • Fabric: Any kind will do. I bought these 18 x 21 fabric palettes from Walmart for $3.27. They have a great assortment of patterns and are pre-cut for easy use. You can make two boards with just one palette.
  • Sewing pins (optional): Use these to hang your dangly earrings. I bought these colourful pins at the dollar store for, you guessed it, $1.
  • Glue gun

Steps:

  1. Unfold your fabric, place your cork down and trace around it with a pen. You’ll want to make two separate tracings, so two circles in this case.
  2. Cut out your first tracing leaving  1/2″ extra fabric around all sides to fold over your cork.
  3. Use your glue gun to glue your fabric to the cork. Pull the fabric tight as you go, like this:IMG_7910
  4. This may look messy, but not to worry. Make a loop out of your favourite ribbon to hang the board on your wall and glue it to the top. For my board, I used the handle of an old gift bag.
  5. Cut out your second piece of fabric or tracing and glue it to the back.
  6. Stick your studs on!

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