Whether you call it a DIY inspiration board or an Idea board, this super easy project was fun to make, and I can't wait to use it for future blogging DIY craft projects. Follow along and see how I made this DIY Inspiration Board.
Here's the "before" wall area in my office.
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What supplies are needed to make a DIY inspiration board?
Post-it Dry Erase Surface 3 ft x 4 ft
Washi Tape floral ½ inch
Fabric Flowers 3 - found them at Michaels
Small 3M Command strips 3
Cricut Premium Vinyl - Removable in Green One 12 inch x 12-inch sheet
3M Command basket for markers
Tools needed to make this board:
Cricut Explore Air 2 or any vinyl cutter machine
Transfer tape - Cricut
How to make this DIY inspiration board?
How to add the Marker Board Dry Erase Surface to Wall?
Clean off the wall with a dry Swiffer wipe. Remove all dust and debris. Be sure to get rid of all the residue that may be left with a wet cloth. Let dry.
Figure out where you want to lay the dry erase surface. Using the painter's tape, add a piece of tape to each side about 12-15 inches down from the top corners. Then, using the level, adjust the surface paper with the level to make sure it is level with the ceiling—Then, retape to the wall with the painter's tape.
Tilt the top of the dry eraser surface and pull back the blue backing to expose the sticky side. Adhere the sticky side to the wall and using the cloth, press to remove any bubbles. Work your way down by removing the blue backing and pressing with the cloth in all directions. Keep going until you are finished. Check the corners and the center again by rubbing the cloth all around the surface of the markerboard.
Add the Marker Tray to the Wall.
Add the marker tray to the wall using the Command tape that came with the basket in the desired location. I opted for right below the dry erase surface.
Now it is time to make it look pretty!
Now run the Washi Tape vertically and horizontally on the surface of the markerboard.
To keep the tape straight, using a tape measure, pick the desired length, and using a dry-erase marker, mark the length all the way to the end of the markerboard at three different points along the side. Tape the Washi Tape down the marked lines to make sure it is straight. Then, wipe off the marks with a cloth.
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Add the dividers and flowers.
Get the flat fabric flowers and cut the wire off the back with scissors. Flatten any wire that was left.
Using the small 3M Command strips I had, add the "3M Command" side to the flower's back and press down, applying enough pressure to adhere to the flower's back. Do this with all three flowers. The side that says "wall" should be facing out on the back of the flower.
At the intersection of both lines, add the flowers by removing the "wall" side cover of the Command strip.
Now add the labels to the sections.
Download these welded labels for the DIY inspiration board from Cricut. Print it out with your Cricut or make your own labels.
Weed the letters and using the transfer paper, press down and transfer the words to the markerboard and remove the transfer paper topping. Watch the video for details. Do this with all three labels.
And, you are done! This project took me 2 hours to make from start to finish. I did spend some time creating the labels. You wouldn't need to do that if you used my labels.
Below is the finished DIY inspiration board. What do you think? I love it! It adds a little style to my office area. Don't you think? Please leave a comment or questions below. I would love to hear from you.
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This is such a cool idea! I had no idea that stuff existed. It would work perfectly for our homeschool room, too. I'm so glad I came across your post today!