Before I started this blog and decided to craft for a living, I had a desk job. Luckily, it wasn’t the kind of work that needed me to sit behind a table and stare a computer screen, without any movement. In fact, I remember constantly running around, talking to people, having meetings or going for meals with my team. It was so much fun! But, it also meant, I was away from my desk a lot & missed many messages people left for me. And I wish, I had thought of this DIY back then! It would have taken care of it, in minutes. In a nutshell, this tutorial helps people leave messages in an organised manner. So, when you get back to your desk, you know exactly what you missed!
Time: 10 minutes
- Small Canvas
- Small stand /easel
- Binder Clamps
- Print out of Template
- Ribbon/ Quilling Strips
Steps on how to make a message board:
- Plan your colours and design. We decided to go with bright colours, so that it stands out on the desk. So, if you’re a stranger walking up to a desk, you can notice and leave a message. Keeping this is mind, paint the base yellow. If you like, you can gradually mix in white, to create a gradient on the board.
- This step is optional, as you can choose to add a red quilling strip instead. We went with paint because it’s much brighter than the strips, highlighting the colour.
- Next, if you’ve messed up the edge (like I did), you can conveniently place a quilling strip over it with some glue. Add multiple strips of different colours at angles or straight.
- Print the template attached and cut them into smaller pieces for your board. Placing the board between the clamp, hold the cutouts over the board.
And that’s it 🙂 A convenient place for everyone to leave you messages. And an easy way for you to keep track of them!
- Acrylic paint takes 2-3 minutes to dry out completely. But, you can use that time to print the template out.
- If you can’t find a stand for the board, you can use a nail to attach it to any of the desk boards.
What do you think of our organisation hack for your desk? Is it something that’s useful? Do you think it’ll work? Let me know everything!