Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Karla's Memo Boards

Karla came across a stash of sheet metal at a yard sale and decided it would be perfect to make a whole batch of memo boards. I think this one is my personal favorite - love the swirly green pattern and the pretty frame!






Cutting the metal to size was the hardest part of this project. Yes, she cut each one by hand.

She then covered the sheet metal with what she had on hand - fabric, contact paper and scrapbook paper.







The frames she had collected over time. They were each painted to coordinate with the colorful boards. Never pass up a good frame at a good price. There is just so much you can do with them!






She added ribbon on the one below where she had to piece the scrapbook paper - clever girl!





And she turned some vintage buttons into magnets.





This project was fun, thrifty and functional - just the way Karla likes it!









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27 comments:

Emily said...

love them = ) she's a smart cookie with that ribbon!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

she is so creative and talented! and you know i LOVE that second one- those colors are me! :)

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Now how adorable are these???? And the buttons!!! Great job, Karla!

kathie said...

She cut them by hand?? Makes my arm ache just thinking about it :) I've seen those steel-cutting scissor-thingies at my metal shop but never thought about using them!

Katie said...

Oh my goodness!! These are all so fun! I love all the colors and fabrics she chose - those little button magnets are perfect!!

GWENNY said...

I love this project! Can't wait to try it.
Blessings~

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Great message boards and great fabric choices.

Benita

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love them all, Sharon! I did a couple myself, but just used foam board because I had it on hand. I never pass up an inexpensive frame. I may have it for awhile, but I eventually do something with it!

Something Swanky said...

oooooooooooh, I love these!!!

Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com
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Jen @ Bungalov said...

I really love the patterns used. Really makes them all stand out instead of being plain and one color.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

If you have written a post about a great restaurant, store or perhaps taken a fun trip I am now hosting a new linky party entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Come on by!

Happy Wednesday!

The Painted Parlor said...

Ooh, those are SO cute!!

:)
Julie

Kelly said...

So lovely!


Kelly

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

So pretty! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Nancyella said...

These memo boards are absolutely wonderful! Your photos from the sale were so fun. Sorry I missed it. Hopefully I will be at the next one!

Katie said...

This is so smart and very cute!

I would for you to come share with my linky party!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-stalking-thursday-1.html

melismama said...

Love those frames!

Brooke said...

So creative and SUPER cute!! LOVE.

Holly Lefevre said...

Every one is so pretty! Just gorgeous. I want to make some of those.

Rhonda said...

Beautiful! I will have to make one for myself! Love the beautiful patterns and colors!

Ellie said...

Those are so cool! Love that they're magnetic yet pretty.

Ashley J said...

I absolutely love these! I love the red and blue and the mustard yellow! SO DARLING!!! Great job!!!

xoxo, Ashley J @ mommybydaycrafterbynight.blogspot.com

Chrissie said...

I love all of this sweet colors and patterns. Great ideas!

Jessica Monte said...

Oh my goodness! These are adorable! Are any for sale? I would love something like this in my office.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I LOVE those! That green and white one is my favorite.
I should invest in some tin snips~those are just too cute!

~Iffy~ said...

This looks great! I'm stopping by from the Catch A Glimpse Thursday party. I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
& be sure to check out my giveaway too!
Thanks
~Iffy~

www.stayathomenation.blogspot.com

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, LOVE these!!