Thursday, July 31, 2014

Picture Frame Memo Board

I've been busy getting my classroom together for back to school.  I took my new step stool in, and it looks fantastic!  I also LOVE the orange fabric that was used on the seat part, so I decided to use it to make a memo board.


I found an old photo frame and spray painted it with the leftover green from the stool.  I happen to love the green, too!





While it dried, I took the glass and added a layer of glue.

 I SHOULD have spread it around, but I didn't.  Next time I will spread it around so there's a layer over the whole glass.  Smooth your fabric over the glass.

Now add the glue to the top of the fabric. . .

. . . and paint it on.  We're trying to make it really stiff and somewhat waterproof.

Let it dry.  When it dries, it will be stiff, like cardstock.  You can trim it at this point to the edge of the glass, or if you are lazy like me, fold it under.  Put it into your frame and put on the back. 

I was pretty lucky.  The back of this frame had loops to hang it so I just threaded some ribbon through.

You are done!  Hang and enjoy!
I wanted to be able to showcase different quotes and change them out weekly.  I thought about adding a clip to the fabric but I decided to just go old fashioned and use tape, instead.  I have some fun washi tape that I will tape a quote inside weekly.

It's not as convenient as a clip, but it's easier!




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