Elmer's ® has a new innovative surface called Cork Foam Board. It is the perfect solution to getting
better organized in your home office or creative space. I got lucky recently
and was sent some Cork Foam Board Sheets to "experiment" with. I came up with this organizer project using the Cork Foam Board along with Elmers's Foam Board and of course their adhesives. It was stenciled with Crafter's Workshop Stencils and Elmer's Painters ® Paint Markers. The Cork Foam Board is lightweight and features a sturdy construction which makes it a great alternative to heavy cork boards. It is 3/8" thick so it will withstand push pins without them going through the
back of the board.
I placed my stencil on the surface of the Cork Foam Board. I used Painters Paint Markers in Black, Brown and Green to color in the birds, branches and leaves respectively. I loved stenciling using the
Painters Paint Markers because the medium point of the pens allowed perfect
The surface of the Foam Cork Board was smooth and easy to use the paint markers on. I stenciled on one side of the board to use for tacked notes,fabric swatches, inspiration photographs, found objects, etc. The other side I plan to use to organize some of my creative supplies so I constructed some
lightweight yet durable boxes from Elmer's Foam Board.
To construct your own organizational boxes, determine the desired finished size of the box. So for pencils, I thought 5" x 6" box with an open top would work nice. So I marked and measured that on the Foam Board and cut out the pieces with an X-Acto ® knife on a self-healing cutting mat. Next, determine what sized pieces you need to use for the sides and bottom of the box. Cut those pieces out with the knife.
Construction of the box is easy. Just place Craft Bond ® Tacky Glue on the edges and join the two
pieces together. To hold in place, insert some straight pins into the sides. You can remove them once the glue sets. Or, you can leave them inserted, just make sure they are pushed all the way into the foam so you will not stick your fingers when you use the boxes.
Color your boxes with the Black Painters Paint Marker or your color of choice. Plan to use two or three coats and let the coats dry in between. Note that I also stenciled designs onto these boxes.
I divided my organizer into sections by adding a Foam Board strip colored with black.
Ths is one creative way to organize your space. What is your favorite way to organize your creative space?
Live Life Creatively,