I've always been a keeper of small pieces of paper, generally in my handbag, journal, beside my bed, on the kitchen window sill, basically everywhere. I can usually find what I need, but since Ella started school it's gotten out of hand. There are so many notices for everything, and many you need to hang on to. I'm a big calendar user, but things like lunch order menus and class contact lists just don't fit.
This has been on my to do list for a while but I finally finished it last week. 6 cork tiles stuck onto a piece of plywood with contact adhesive, then covered with fabric onto which I'd sewn three pockets along the bottom, stapled, cord attached with buttons at the front and hung. Now everything can have a home.
I wanted to make some self covered button tacks - you can buy the backs on etsy, but they're quite expensive (anyone know a local supplier?). For now I'm using generic plastic tacks, but they're not very pretty and also they're a bit long so don't go completely into the cork.
I made a board for Ella a few years ago now, although hers is quite different. I got a lot of pleasure making this, I think it's really effective. I made a few as gifts for friends, a J, an M and a T. It takes a while to get the letter stencil just right, and cutting with jigsaw takes a bit of practice, but it's actually quite simple, and the kids love having their initial writ large!