Eco-Friendly DIY To Craft At Home

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Expressing creativity through simple and sustainable handmade crafts is a productive and positive way to relax after long hours of working from home. Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at FurnitureChoice.co.uk, shares an eco-friendly DIY that is easy, enjoyable and impactful.

DIY Kids Memo Board

What you will need

  • 6 x cork boards (We purchased ours from The Range)
  • Scrap fabric
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Double-sided or gaffer tape
  • Magnetic Chalkboard paint (pick the colour of your choice)
  • Magnets
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Wrapping paper
  • Washi tape
  • Craft Pegs
  • Pencil & ruler
  • Cardboard

Step 1

For this memo board, each tile will have its own unique look. Start by spraying your first corkboard with magnetic chalkboard paint.

Step 2

Take your second and third boards and paint it in the colours of your choice. We chose sunshine yellow and sleek grey for ours.

Step 3

For your fourth board, wrap and tie two pieces of string around it.

Step 4

Measure a piece of wrapping paper to partly cover your fifth board. Then fold and secure it down with tape at the back of the board.

Step 5

For your sixth board, cover it in a fabric of your choice, then secure it with tape at the back. We picked corduroy for this one.

Step 6

Once all your boards are done, lay them all face down on their backs. Make sure each board fits snugly together before taping them in place.

Step 7

If you want to give your board more support, use a piece of cardboard to cover the entire back of the board then keep it in place with glue or double-sided tape.

Step 8

Cut a string the same length of your board and secure it at both ends with tape.

Step 9

Cover your craft pegs in washi tape to make it stand out.

Step 10

Now it’s time for you to hang the board on the wall! Use a hanging strip to keep it in place.

Step 11

Decorate your boards with whatever you fancy. We chose a dinosaur theme for ours.

 

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