That blasted Styrofoam.
I had to decide whether to toss this 2 inch thick piece junk or redo it.
With a bulletin board in mind, I decided to recycle it.
With some worn out jeans stacked in a pile, I have been wanting to make one of those pocket organizers. Coincidentally, my husband just tossed in a pair of torn out jeans this weekend. (They were ripped in a irreparable area.)
His leg size gave me a little more material to work with. (wink!)
So I cut apart the legs of his old jeans to cover the front and the back of the Styrofoam with glue. Then I rummaged through the rest of my denim pile for pockets.
After trimming the pockets close to the original seams, I organized them on the board before gluing into place. (They could have been sewed on before gluing, but I went with the quick and easy method.)
Then I snagged this cloth weaved belt and trimmed it to fit the back of the board to use as a hanger. Glued on tight, it was easy to "hook" it onto a wall hanger.
The belt from my scrap box gave me the idea to border the entire board with more belts. So I pieced them together and glued them on too.
I got excited and tested out the storage pockets.
Shoving in my "cloth-only scissors" along with a junk pair, they were snug as a bug!
Then some glue sticks, mini wire cutters, and other helping items... I was stoked!
Since this will be my crafting board, I slipped some of my most used items into the pockets.
I can tell already, this organizer is going to get used a lot.
I was so thrilled that I grabbed a few push pins and mini clothespins to add to the organizing.
Yup. It's a really handy helper over the desk.
I'm "digging" it.
And because I'm a sucker for repurposed materials, this is a real cutie to me. I just love stuff like this.
By golly, it's a family project! :)
Imagine that... a photo display and an organizer in one!