When I came across a sheet of chipboard stickers from My Mind’s Eye on clearance that were the exact same colors as the quilt I made my daughter, I knew I had to grab them. I wasn’t sure what I would do with them, but I knew they had to end up in her room somehow. That’s where this simple project came from, and the best part is I had everything else I needed on hand, so the total cost was $2!
To make your own, you’ll only need a few supplies:
- a frame
- chipboard or cardboard to make a backing
- cork, sized to fit the frame
- double sided tape
- chipboard stickers
- washi tape, optional
The frame I used was from an old photo frame that had been smashed. I’m so glad I kept it, because it was the perfect size to fit over her nightside table. To start, cut your chipboard to create a backing for the frame. I used some tape to piece it together. I then used rubber cement to try to attach the cork to the backing. Yeh… that didn’t work so well. Just use double sided tape and ignore the rubber cement bottle in my pictures.
Push the cork and backing into the frame. Adhere with some double sided tape if it is loose and starts falling out anywhere. You could also use a glue gun but I was too impatient to wait for it to heat up.
Then all that’s left to do is decorate! The chipboard stickers were adhesive but I used some more double sided tape just to be sure. I also decorated the outside of the frame with some washi tape, and created a smaller version that sides on her bedside table with one of the chipboard stickers and a alphabet sticker.
I just love how well the colors coordinate with the rest of her room, and it looks great on her bedside table – which is an Ikea hack that I’ll be showing you later this week, so stay tuned!
What are your favorite ways to decorate your kids room?