Hi Friends! It’s Leanne here today sharing a really cute DIY Noticeboard that takes only minutes to put together! I plan to use mine in the kitchen to help out with our family meals roster and the new Simple Life collections is the perfect accompaniment.
My first step was deciding on what size frame I would use and then gathering my supplies. I love that a white wooden frame works with the patterned papers I’ve chosen for this project.
To prepare the frame, I have removed the inner mounting blocks/frames behind the glass and measured the outside edge. This allows me to trim a piece of patterned paper to size for my background.
Once the patterned paper (Aztec), is secured to the base of the inner mounting blocks/frames, I selected a few pieces of suitable ephemera from the same collection.
As I want to use my noticeboard for the purpose of a menu, the die cut phrase “eat” and the cake image were perfect.
After adhering the die cut pieces to the noticeboard, I have fussy cut individual flowers from the Magnolias patterned paper.
Using the foil phrase stickers I’ve added extra interest by layering them across the image of the cake. The fussy cut flowers have also added dimension by mounting them with foam dots to create shadows within the glass and frame.
Finally, before replacing the glass and adding everything back into the photo frame, I have created a small triangular banner to the top corner. This was created simply by trimming six (6) triangles from a 1″ strip of paper (Wildflowers), inking the edges with a similar colour to the paper and then machine stitching the two rows of triangles together.
Once everything for the frame has been assembled back together, grab a white board marker and write on the glass whatever you desire. Simply wipe off with a tissue or soft cloth to clean away any old messages. This project will not only look pretty sitting in my kitchen but will also, hopefully, help me become more organised with my weekly meal plans! Thanks for visiting..x
Simple Life Patterned Paper Aztec 733473
Simple Life Patterned Paper Magnolias 733470
Simple Life Patterned Paper Wildflowers 733464
Simple Life Ephemera die cuts 733489
Simple Life Foil Phrase Stickers 733495