So I had a very sad little nail hanging above my computer desk for a while. I had taken another picture down to use elsewhere in the house, but could not find exactly what I wanted to replace it. I had been hearing a lot lately about inspiration boards.
Here is one definition of an inspiration board, “An inspiration board (sometimes referred to as a mood board or an idea board) is a collage of images meant to kick-start your imagination or please your muse. An inspiration board can be made up of practically anything: doodles, magazine clippings, fabrics, photos, text (including quotes, strange and interesting word pairings, poems, passages, etc.), and color swatches. For designers, this can be an invaluable tool.”
Well, I’m not a designer, (though I sometimes wish I were), but I do think an inspiration board sounds fun; a way to show what I’m working on, creating, teaching etc. Also a visual reminder daily of what is important to me like my faith and family.
SO I decided to make a very simple one to hang on that lonely nail.
First I purchased the board and fabric from JoAnn fabrics.
Other supplies I used were a staple gun and spray fabric adhesive. Even though the fabric would be pulled taunt when stapled, I wanted to make sure it laid perfectly flat and did not have any bubbles in it.
This was very simple. I sprayed the board and laid it flat on the fabric; smoothing all wrinkles out. Next I began with the corners stapling the fabric to the back of the board all the way around; trimming off the excess.
I added a crochet flower to the corner and bingo we’re down.
Do you have an inspiration board? I’d love for you to share what inspires you each day.