Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial: Organizational Message Boards

The word “school” (especially in the upper grades & college) always coincided with the word “organization” for me. Yes, you had to be organized. You had to organize homework assignments, notes, your schedule, appointments, club meetings, church activities, etc., etc. So, what’s a girl to do? Well, I’ve got one solution for ya! Implement some sort of message board system!

You can use a message board system to display your calendar, special phone numbers, dates, &/or important slips of paper, etc. Having all your important info in one place can be a great way to organize your hectic schedule. I recommend investing in a pocket-size or personal datebook or calendar, too, for added protection & for use on the go.

I found this adorable mini corkboard at my local Dollar Tree. Using various buttons, stickers, silk flowers, pompoms, scrapbook embellishments, & pretty much whatever small items you have in your stash - you can create snazzy pushpins to tack up all your important stuff. Simply hot glue (or regular glue depending on your item’s weight) the embellishment onto a plain thumbtack. Ta da! Another idea is to buy more than one of these affordable corkboards & designate each for one particular purpose…for instance: one for homework & class projects; one for afterschool practices, appointments, & activities; & one for important family & friends’ phone numbers, photos, & addresses. Using the hot glue gun again, you could easily attach ribbon to the back of these so that you can hang them on the wall.

You know those old metal trays you’ve seen at thrift stores, yard sales, & the attic? Those make great message boards, too! Do exactly as listed above, except this time, substitute magnets for thumbtacks! Lean these vintage chic organizational devices against a wall or desk shelf. Ta da! I LOVE these! They look great paired with those magnetic words you can buy, too! Just pen a cute verse with the magnet words on your tray & display in your room for a cute wordy addition!

Blessings & Love From,

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  1. Cute idea!
    "Encouraging young ladies to dress in modest, Godly, feminine fashion."

  2. Bess I've missed you lots!!! I LOVE this tutorial! I never thought of using those things before. Wow, this got my brain going! I have some ideas for organization boards now.
    Thanks a bunch!
    Praying for you my friend.

  3. How cute and clever!:) Oh, dearest Bess I have missed you so much!!! I have been thinking about you often and praying as well. I do hope that the Lord blesses you immensely, dear friend!
    Lots of Love from your Sister in Christ,

  4. What a cute idea!!! They would great in my room!

  5. How adorable, dear friend! I love the magnet board... Oh, how I just adore vintage anything! :)
    Have a blessed day!


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