Monday, January 3, 2011

A new year means lots of New projects

The theme for scrap our stash this month is new and I am so excited because I have a lot of new projects that I can't wait to do. I have been trying to make a list of the projects that I want to complete around the house for the kids and also for my space and it is so nice to have them written down and even some details about them noted.

One of the projects that I have been wanting to get done for my oldest son was a bulletin board for his room. He has been wanting one but every time we try to find one he never likes it. I told him that we could get one and change it ourselves and he still didn't like the ones that we found. And so I decided that I would make a sketch for him and if he liked the sketch then we could find a board that would work with it. And so I drew it up colored it with coloring pencils and let him see it...he liked it! He asked that I changed a few things (I am a scrapbooker so I added embellishments) and so after removing a few embellishments (it was too young looking for him) he liked it even more. And so I was off to find a board that I could embellish the way that I had showed him. My first thought was to head to Staples or Target and then I thought the thrift store. I usually go there for things to redo because they usually are nice enough to be redone without me feeling guilty about "damaging" something new. I ended up getting a ton of books instead of board and then I headed over to Target. They had some in their office supply spot but not anything that I could paint the frame green. And so as I was heading out I went to look in the hot spot area...and there it was. The perfect dry erase board. It was perfect for him. I grabbed it and a couple of green storage bins, magazine holders and some other items. And came home to show him some of the things to help him organize his bedroom more. He liked them all.

I think went to work on the board. I pulled out patterned papers that were mutli-colored and let him choose which one he liked for the main color and then I used patterned that were on the other side or whatever I could find that coordinated with the main patterned paper.

I used my cricut to cut the triangles (in thick chipboard as well)and then his name in black felt. I sanded that edges of the frame and added black stazon ink and then glued the papers to the chipboard and then hot glued them to the frame. And his dry erase board was complete. And finally I put a magnet on the back of the eraser and then decorated the circle magnets with paper and added an American crafts foam asterisks to them. And he loves it.


  1. hi tracy!
    love this project of yours, it's fantastic!!!

    you are one of my blog candy winners, please email me at raescards @ comcast . net (remove spaces) and provide me with your mailing address and i'll ship your goodies out!
    congratulations & happy new year!!

  2. Rae thanks for letting me know and I am off to email you the information that you need. Tracy

  3. Thanks for the informative. Fantastic blog. Congratulations!!!