I was first inspired by this memo board project on Elmer's website. I headed to the Wal-mart to pick up supplies. I had no idea Elmer's offered so many adhesives and craft supplies. For the base, I used Elmer's Foam Board. It's light weight and inexpensive as well. I forgot to included it in the picture, but I also used Elmer's CraftBond Repositionable Glue Stick. I also picked up a glue gun and extra glue sticks-my first glue gun in 10 years!
After digging through my fabric stash, I found a pleather (fake leather) mini-skirt that I haven't worn in years. My brain thought about all the sewing instructions in the original project. I was too lazy to pull out my sewing machine. I figured I could just hot glue the entire board. ( I ended up not using the red trim and the crocheted flowers.)
Since the foam board was much bigger than the skirt, I cut the 20 x 30 inch board in half. After drawing my cutting line in pencil, and I cut the board with an X-ACTO knife. Using a metal ruler as a guide, score the board with the knife on your first pass. Then go back and add more pressure, eventually cutting through the board. Make sure to use a cutting mat. I might have scratched my kitchen table a bit. . .
I cut the mini-skirt into two parts. The front and the back. I decided that the back with the zipper was much more interesting. I thought it would be fun to leave the zipper open. That meant I need something underneath the fake leather.
I dug through my scrap bag and found this red fabric. Using the Elmer's CraftBond Repositionable Glue Stick, temporary attached it to my foam board. It kept it in place until I could fold the edges over and hot glue it. I stretched the fabric taught as I attached it with the hot glue gun.
After the glue was set, I trimmed the edges.
Then I repeated it with the piece of my mini-skirt. I decided to let the hemmed part of my skirt hang down, past the edge of my foam board.
The board looked a little bare, so I had to give it some pearls. Leather and pearls go together, right? First a little trim on the end.
Now the board looked like a leather shirt or jacket. Right where the zipper opened, I added a necklace.
On the back of the board, I hot glued a picture hook and hung it the wall next to my desk. Now, I have a nice, eat place to hang inspiration pieces. I used my pearl head stick pins to hold the photos up. Just to keep with the pearl theme.
While I was at Wal-mart, I did find a section of fabric squeeze paints and blank shirts. Inspiration for my next project? You can see more photos from my shopping trip on Google +.
Supplies used in this project: pleather mini-skirt, pearl trim, red fabric, hot glue & hot glue gun, X-ACTO knife, ruler, cutting mat, Elmer's Foam Board 20"x30", Elmer's CraftBond Repositionable Glue Stick, pearl headed stick pins, and scissors.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #glitternglue All opinions and the outdated pleather mini-skirt are mine.