A sneak peek at some fun office updates….I made these tack boards for my desk. I really didn’t want a big bulletin board…so I thought I would make up my own size. These are super easy to make and can be used so many places….inside a kitchen cabinet….by the mudroom…by the kids desks…so useful. And I love how you can match them up to any décor with a bit of fabric.

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I bought a 1/4 yard of fun bright fabric, a couple of 1/4inch by 2 by 24” hobby wood, a roll of cork, tack glue and a razor blade is handy to have also. Pieces of precut hobby wood are available in any hardware store (Michaels has some too).

Measure the cork to fit the wood and cut with the razor. Spread glue on wood and adhere cork. I placed some heavy books on top to allow tight fit. You can also make a mouse pad with some cork and fabric.

When the cork is dry, cut fabric to fit and wrap the board securing the fabric to the back with glue.

Hang up with the Velcro command strips and your are done!

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Place them anywhere that is handy!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Great idea! I’m creating a small office area in our kitchen; the long, skinny board you pictured would be perfect on the wall underneath the cabinet. Pinning for future reference – thanks!

  2. Hi,
    Great ideas! Will you tell me where you found the cool stand for your phone? Many thanks!

  3. Looks great! I love the fabric you used. Like Terry, I’m also wondering about that cool phone stand. Do share!

  4. I also would like to know about the phone stand!

  5. Hi all…the phone stand was from Homegoods a couple years ago:)

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