Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY Cute Bulletin Board Pins

I was all over Ebay, Etsy and Amazon looking for some cute push pins or tacks for my new bulletin board I just added to my office. I could not see paying what they were asking for a lot of the pins, no matter how cute they were. I decided to make my own. 
With a little hot glue and some pretty buttons - 12 plain tacks gave me just what I wanted.

This is just a plain cork bulletin board from Hobby Lobby and I added the cork" P" for Pamela in the center. I may still paint the trim - I haven't decided. My office is mainly black and white so I thought these little button tacks did the trick. I just stuck the extras that I wasn't using in the P for safe keeping.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Owl Door Stop

I needed a door stop at work for a little room that is right behind me that I keep files in - usually I just prop it with  whatever is handy. This new school year since I was kind of redoing my office anyway - I thought I would make a door stop that would actually look nice.
I found this votive candle holder at Hobby Lobby in the Fall Section and everything was 40% off - it was actually orange to begin with but I spray painted it black. I bought some of the large glass stones at Hobby Lobby for less than $2 with my 40% coupon and just hot glued them on - which serves 2 purposes - making it heavy enough to hold the door open and covering the area that was supposed to hold a votive candle. 
I think it turned out really cute!