We live in a really great place, but there is no storage and no craft room for me, so the kitchen has become my workshop. As a result, my counter is insanely cluttered. I created this little beauty from a calendar frame and various recycled materials that I Mod Podged with my kiddles' artwork. I am planning on hanging this inside my coat closet door.
A large frame with backing
Empty containers (I used a rice box to hold chenille stems, 2 crystal light containers for scissors and paint brushes, an International Delight tin for a glue stick holder, and a baby food container as a chalk tray)
Skewers or a dowel more than the width of your frame
2 eyelet screws like the ones used to hang picture wire
Artwork or scrapbook paper
If you want a chalkboard on your art station paint the desired area and let it dry. I recommend 2 coats and I REALLY recommend covering your frame with painter's tape. I learned this one the hard way.
Mod Podge the artwork onto your containers and allow them to dry.
Staple the containers to your frame from the back. Push the staple tips flat with a screw driver.
I had some trouble with the tin container, so I pushed holes in with a thumb tack where the staple just dented it. I then slid the staple in through the holes and pushed the tips down with a screw driver.
|Inside of tin can|
To make a ribbon dispenser screw 2 eyelet screws into the frame across from each other and slide in the dowel or 2 skewers hot glued together.