I have many decorating projects going on in my kitchen right now. Painting chairs and table legs, the light fixture and redoing the floor are all on my summer To-Do list. All of these projects take time, so in between some of the more time-consuming projects, I want to do some simple projects that will still have a lot of decorating impact. Today’s post is one of those – quick and simple, but best of all – one that anyone can do. If you know how to wrap a gift with wrapping paper – you can do this. It will take 20 minutes.
With less than one yard of fabric I made this memo board for my kitchen cabinet.
All I needed was a piece of foam board from The Dollar Tree and fabric. You could also use corrugated cardboard cut from a large box.
Since I only used a small section from the yard of fabric, I decided to make a tray insert in the same way I made the memo board, but instead of hanging it, I placed it flat into this tray table in my guest room.
On the cabinet or table – it can be as temporary or permanent as you want. Just pop it in and out, leaving no damage.
I got the black and white chevron fabric at Michaels – yep, Michaels – the craft store. They now sell pre-cut fabric in many types, styles, patterns, and colors.
Tray Table: Before
- Fabric – I bought this black and white Chevron fabric at Michaels
- Cardboard or dollar store foam board large enough to fit inset space on cabinet door
- Duct tape
- T-square to straight edge to cut board to size
- Craft knife
- Command Brand Damage Free Hanging Strips
1. Measure the inset area on cabinet door. For the tray – measure the bottom of the inside of a tray.
2. Cut the foam board to those measurements using a straight edge and craft knife.
3. Cut fabric about 2-inches larger than the board on all sides.
4. Lay the fabric right side down and center the cut foam board on top. Bring the excess fabric to the back of the foam board and secure with duct tape. Be sure to pull fabric taut before taping.
5. To hang the covered board on a cabinet door, use Command Brand No Damage Hanging Strips. I used 4 sets – one set on each back corner. If you are not familiar with how these work – See this post: Mudroom Organizing Wall
Use push pins or thumbtacks to hang your memos and stuff.
To place in a tray – just set it in.
For more ideas on how to use one yard or less of fabric when decorating, see these posts.