DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Board

DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Boards | A Mother Thing

As part of my office makeover, I wanted to create an awesome inspiration board or dream board that I could have directly over my desk. I envisioned a HUGE board that took up most of the wall, and I would fill it with photos, mementos and inspirational quotes. But after scouring the stores and online, I realized that buying anything that big is SUPER expensive. I saw many tutorials for DIYing them using various types of wood from the hardware store, but I knew that that was something I didn’t want to tackle right now.

So I decided to use separate smaller boards instead. But finding them in my style turned out to be next to impossible. My new office was done in a monochrome color scheme, so I wanted black and white. But nothing I found worked, and anything that was close was out of my price range. So I decided to DIY it!

I took three small Target bulletin boards, some Mod Podge and some $1 wrapping paper from Michaels and set out to create something awesome!

DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Boards | A Mother Thing

If you’ve ever used Mod Podge, you’ll know it’s pretty simple. But I’ll walk you through it.

First, I carefully measured the size of the board so that I could cut my wrapping paper to the correct size. In all honest, I simply laid the paper over the board and cut around it. Easy as pie!

DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Boards | A Mother Thing

Then, I took a paint sponge and layered the Mod Podge onto the cork board. This was tough as the cork is VERY absorbent and sucked up the glue like crazy. Plus it dries fast, so I had to put on very thick layers very quickly.

DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Boards | A Mother Thing

DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Boards | A Mother Thing

Once I had a nice thick layer, I laid the wrapping paper out, trying to smooth it out as I went so there were few air bubbles underneath. Then, once I was happy with the placement, I started to add another layer of Mod Podge on top.

DIY Triple Aspect Inspiration Boards | A Mother Thing

I did this with all three boards, and then I waited for them to dry. Once they were done, I hung them up on the wall above my desk, and I could NOT be happier with how they look!

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What do you think? Will you be trying this yourself?

Check out some of my other projects:

My Home Office Makeover | A Mother Thing

My $20 Office Chair Makeover | A Mother Thing

Sideboard project - made over with two cans of Valspar spraypaint

Make a Plain Bulletin Board into Something Beautiful with Faultless Premium Starch

Amazing $5 Table ReVamp Using Mod Podge and Wrapping Paper

Cute children's table and padded stools. A DIY charity shop project by @snugglebubby

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

3 Responses

  1. You did a pretty good job renovating, it looks so beautiful and these things are not even that expensive,I love IKEA products as they are cheap as well strong and I always end up finding what I want.DIYs take so much effort but it all looks worth it in the end.Nice article,thanks for sharing I got some ideas to renovate my room.

  2. Great job. It’s looking so beautiful. I love your blog because you provide great renovating ideas. Thanks for sharing such beautiful ideas with us.

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