I wanted to add some color and function to my workspace. I then read about Dalton's post here,where she framed her favorite fabrics. I LOVED how simple and unique the fabrics looked framed. I decided to put my own spin on her artwork and this food menu board and make a fabric message board.
The focal point of the message board would be the fabric. So it was important that I selected fabric that I loved. I came across this lovely fabric that I purchased from my favorite store Make & Mingle when I was still living in Connecticut. (Make & Mingle is an amazing craft, sewing, fabric store that is overflowing with inspiration and the owner is lovely. Dalton and I actually took our first sewing lessons together there when our first kids were born.)
After I selected my colorful fabric I gathered the rest of my supplies which included a chic frame, glue, rotary cutter, mat and most importantly an iron.
I measured the fabric to 11x14" and used my new rotary cutter to cut the fabric. (If you have never used a rotary cutter they are a million times easier to use than even the sharpest scissors.)
After cutting the fabric, I ironed out the folded impressions until it was smooth and used a bit of fabric glue in all four corners of the insert.
Here is the final product after framing the fabric.
I now use the messenger board for all of my "to do" lists and I love that it is pretty!
I am linking up to The Pinterest Challenge.