DIY 6-step stud-board
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:
- 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
- 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.
- Cut out your first tracing leaving 1/2″ extra fabric around all sides to fold over your cork.
- Use your glue gun to glue your fabric to the cork. Pull the fabric tight as you go, like this:
- 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.
- Cut out your second piece of fabric or tracing and glue it to the back.
- Stick your studs on!