DIY: Fabric Covered Inspiration

For the past few weeks I have been searching for a place to plan out my DIY projects and blog posts. I am so sorry I have been absent lately, I have been having so much fun but neglecting my love for all of you and decorating my space. Hopefully that is now a thing of the past! I have constructed my very own inspiration boards inspired by this post by Sew Much Sunshine. Image

I am about to share the easiest and cheapest project that I have ever done with you today. I hope you can notice that trend…cheap and easy, perfect for an afternoon diy.

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After perusing the fabric section at my local Walmart, I discovered an untouched spot. It was hidden under the rows and rows of fabric racks, an entire little section of fabric scraps. I was surprised I never noticed them after all the nights I spend looking through the craft supplies. The fabric is pre-cut to usable sizes and comes in a lot of colorful and vibrant patterns. I chose two patterns, one floral and one ikat-ish, for the project I had in mind. For $1 a piece, I am sure I will be back for more scraps and you will be bombarded with fabric covered crafts. The only thing left was finding the cork, which I stumbled upon at World Market. A pack of three cork trivets for $2.19, after a coupon of course, and I was good to go. I had some spray adhesive and a glue gun at home which are the only other necessary materials to create a place for your inspiration for under $5!

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I cut off a more manageable piece of fabric and laid it down flat. Next, I sprayed a thin layer of adhesive to the cork trivet and finally placed it on top of the fabric followed by a heavy book. I repeated the same process for each piece of cork and left them to dry overnight.

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And by overnight I mean pick this and your hot glue gun up after a week, put on some Boy Meets World, and get to gluing. I simply followed the edge of the cork with my glue gun and pushed the fabric down as I went. Next I trimmed the excess fabric after leaving it to dry for about 20 minutes, or the equivalent of an episode of Boy Meets World.

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And that’s it! Used my handy and trusty pack of command strips and hung them right near my desk that gets used about once a month. Hopefully having these beauties to stare at once they have some inspiring content on them will motivate me to use my desk more often like a normal person.

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And one last shot to show how perfectly that ikat-ish fabric goes with my lampshade. And in my mind, you can never go wrong with floral.

I am hoping this tangible Pinterest board will help me post more frequently. For you experienced bloggers out there, do you have any suggestions?

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