So this month is dedicated to back to school, and I will be doing home room decor DIYs, so today’s video I want to focus around the workspace area, the little home office or maybe a little workspace in your dormitory. I’m going to show you some DIYs that you can do with things that are in your home or that is easy to find, and also functional. So let’s go ahead and get started. This first DIY I’m going to create a hanging pinning board, and what I love about this is that you can use cardboard for this DIY. So you will need a nice, thick piece of cardboard. What I did is that I took something that is circular in my home, I traced it on my cardboard, and then I cut it out with a box cutter. So I don’t know if you guys are familiar with this piece of fabric, but I used this in another DIY. I love to recycle and repurpose things, so I will be using this again, and I’m going to cover my pinning board with this.
All you’re going to need to do is lay the fabric down with the wrong side facing up. So I’m now going to take out my Sharpie marker and I’m going to trace a cutting line around the edges of my cardboard. So it’s going to be about one and a half inch from the edge of my cardboard. And then after I cut that out, I’m going to take some hot glue and glue the edges to the piece of cardboard. It’s really simple to do. After you finish gluing all the edges around, then you’re going to take out a string, and on each end of the string, you want to either pin it to the back of your board or glue it on. Since I’m not going to hang anything super heavy onto this board, I’m going to add a whole bunch of glue to secure the ends in place.
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Let the glue dry completely, and then you should have a really cool pinning board to hang up in your workspace. One thing I really, really love to have on my work station is to have some real plants. I feel like real plants bring in a good vibe in your work environment, and it just livens up your mood, and at the same time, I feel like it’s good Feng Shui. So what we’re going to do is reuse some old tin cans, some old tea tin cans. I love drinking tea, so I have a whole bunch of tin cans left over and they’re so cute I don’t want to throw them away. I also have some teacups that are really pretty to just decorate, so I think that these would look so cute together as little planters. The way you’re going to make this is you will need some pebbles. You will need some succulents. Take out your empty container. The pebbles will prevent the soil from soaking up too much water, so we’re gonna have that on the bottom. So now we’re going to add in the succulent, and what you want to do is break up the soil a little bit, break up the roots so that way when it grows in your pot it has some space and room. And then finish it off by adding some pebbles on top to give it a nice clean look. So lastly, make sure to water your plant. You want to water this about once or twice a week because succulents don’t take much water.
These are very low maintenance. However, they do need full sunshine. These turned out so amazingly cute. I really, really love them. I think these are my favorite DIYs on the desk display. I mean, I love tea so I get to look at my tea tins, and I also get to look at my tea cup every day, and I just love the fact that there are live plants in them. I love this DIY so much, you guys. Give it a big thumbs up, please, yes. To match my hanging pin board, I’m going to make a giant size mouse pad. I love having a giant size mouse pad, so I’m going to show you how you can make one to match your pinning board. So I have this piece of wood right here that I think would be a perfect base for my giant mouse pad. Now, you can also cut out a piece of cardboard. What I’m going to do is lay this onto the wrong side of my fabric. And then you’re going to cut around the fabric. Just like the pinning board, you want to cut a one and a half inch seam around the base of the board. After you finish cutting that, we’re going to glue the edges onto the base. So after you’re done, it should look something like this on the back, so as you see, you have some fabric around the edges. When you lay this on your table, it should feel nice and smooth. You won’t get any scratchy edges. And then, on the front, it should look like this where you have the beautiful print, and the fabric is nice and soft enough for your mouse. All right guys, so fourth DIY, it’s very easy, very simple.
I found this website that allows you to print out customizable calendar pages. So I’ll have that link below this video where you can go to my blog, get that link, and print out whatever pages you want. Next, you are going to need a clipboard. I found a clipboard at Target, and it was very inexpensive. All I did was spray paint it gold up top. I spray painted the hardware gold, and then on the bottom, I created a gradient effect with my gold paint, and it just gives it a nice personal touch. You can buy other clipboards that are ready to use, however, you guys know me. This is a DIY video, so of course I’m going to customize my own and make my own according to how I like it, plus nobody else is going to have the same exact clipboard. Guys, so for this last DIY what we’re going to do is personalize a boring looking tray like this. If you don’t know where to get trays, you can go to thrift stores. They have lots of trays that you can take home, repaint, personalize. This one I actually got from a craft store. As you can see, it’s very boring looking, so I’m gonna give it my personal touch. What I did to my tray is that I painted it all white, and now I’m gonna go to my local home improvement store to get a customized piece of glass for the inside of this. So, what I recommend for you to do is measure the inside of your base, and then have it cut out. Glue the bottom and place your glass on top. I love how the glass looks. It gives it a nice, beautiful, elegant effect and it just makes the desk look so much spacier. At the same time, you can organize all of your little things into this tray.