My Wall Organiser was very easy to make and the inspiration came from some bargain shoe laces from the discount store. They were just gorgeous and 2 pairs for $1.00. I don't often wander the isles of this particular store but these laces jumped out at me and are perfect for the project.
So this is what I purchased that day - Some shoe laces, Some stationary clips in pretty pastel colours and a 2 pack of artists canvases each measures 20cm X 50cm (8" X 20")
You will also need a rectangle of backing fabric - 13" X 24" - or there abouts + a staple gun
Lay your rectangle of fabric right side down onto a hard surface and lay the artist canvas on top centereing it with the right side down.
Starting at one of short ends fold the fabric over to make a nicce neat fold and then attach to the end with staples. Repeat for the second short side but make sure that the fabric is pulled tight but not taut.
This is how it should look from the back
And the front
Fold each corner in as you would when wrapping a gift and put in a staple to hold in place (on all 4 corners)
All of the folded fabric left of the staple on the corner can now be cut away. Then fold the fabric on the long sides over to give a nice neat finish and staple in place all the way along.
This is how it should look from the back.
And the front
Now cut off the plastic tip from one end of a shoelace and attach it to the side of the canvas on the short side about 1/3 down. Repeat on the other side making sure that the lace is pulled taut across the front of the canvas. You can measure and mark this on both sides if you want. I used 3 staples for extra strength. Repeat with the second shoe lace but this time it will be about 2/3rds down. You should now have 2 strips of shoe lace across the front of your canvas.
With the off cut of one of the laces make a hanging loop from the top of the canvas.
Then just simply place your clips along the shoe lace to hold your notes etc. Little pegs would look great too.
You can play around with colour and themes - There are some gorgeous childrens prints out there and some wonderful colourful laces but it had to be pink for me - You do understand don't you LOL
You could of course use any size canvas or even tip this size canvas up the other way and have lots more rows of laces. I hope you enjoy making one - It takes about 15 minutes from start to finish and makes a perfect gift.
Hugs - Fee XX