Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nestabilities Corkboard (no-hands storage)



Off to a Dr's appointment (and no sunlight to shoot that card yet, ugh!) but here's a tut. on how to make your own no-hands Nestabilities storage. (A painted cork board.) I like it because I can use one hand to grab the Nesties when I'm working, instead of having to open a book or CD case. I also like the lack of magnets, since not having to shop for them made this really simple to make. I just used a cast off cork board that I found. :O)

Sorry for the bad flash photography....



Step 1) Paint cork board whatever colour you like. (I used black acrylic paint.)



Step 2) If you'd like to decoupage your cork board, just prepare your bits (mine are old book pages folded & torn into squares.) Lay down some Mod Podge...



Step 3) Stick on the bits



Step 4) Apply a topcoat of Mod Podge, press out any bubbles during the topcoating, & let dry. :O)



If you are short on wall space, like I am, you can mount it in a shelf. It's not as much of a waste of space as you might imagine, since you can use the sides of the shelf too. :O)

Hope you have a great day!



ETA: P.s. The thingies they're hanging on are just clear cheapie pushpins with buttons glued on them. For how to make button pushpins, please see this post.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Mel, that looks so cool. What are using for hangers for the Nesties? You come up with the best ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Gorton

twinkletoe said...

Great idea Mel!! I just love reading your blog.

Eva said...

Mel, this is a fantastic idea! I love it!

Dawn said...

Exactly what I need to make! What a FAB idea Mel!! I hate fiddling with my CD/magnet case! Gotta make me one now!!!

Elena said...

Awesome idea, Mel! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandy Knecht said...

Great idea and it looks good!

StampinCathy said...

I just love this idea. I like the grab and play. Instead of get the holder, open it, put it down, and reverse.

Deb Neerman said...

Brill ... as usual, Mel-a-Licious!!

Please come over here and help me make one, too. Thanks!

retiredheather said...

Thanks for the absolutely fantastic tip. I keep mine in a drawer on my desk but it is a pain to sort through to find what I want. Great idea.
Hugs
Heather

bolha said...

Beautiful storage and a great idea. I have been thinking the whole week how to store my nestabilities so your suggestion comes in handy. Thanks for sharing.
x Natasha x

Candy said...

This is cool. The only thing I'm going to do that's a little different is that I'm going to put each set of Nesties on a 1 (or 1.5) metal binder ring and then hang it on the large push pin. I think that way I will be able to take them all off easily and select the one I want.
Anyway, I'm going to try it.
Candy
http://candy-momentsintime.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Hey Mel you are the BOMB GF you are so talented and what a nifty and thrifty idea love it.

Norine said...

another great tip thanks so much
Hugs
Norine

Anonymous said...

Excellent Idea!!! So far yours is the best idea I've seen featured for Nesties storage. The CD cases are getting to be a bit cumbersome and taking a lot of needed space and using mini photo albums is definitely out (everything falls out if you hold it the wrong way). I like this idea. It's portable,visible and easily accessible. This will be this weekend's project. Thanks for sharing. MarilynY

Peggy said...

What are behind the buttons? Did you glue them to a push pin? What a wonderful idea . . . and it looks like art too!

Baukje said...

What a truly fantastic idea, one I am definitely going to copy, thank you.

E.T said...

I have o use for it, but you have really really saved lots of $$$ for some ppl!

CRYSTAL said...

Love the board.... I also like to re-do things....

Great work....love your blog.

the whimsical butterfly said...

VERY fun! Right now I have them stored in CD cases but when I get that dream stamp room I'm totally doing this!!

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