Wednesday, October 26, 2011

52 Week Challenge - Week 43

I save the cardboard bolts that fabric comes wrapped around. They come in handy for lots of art projects because of their large, rigid and lightweight work surface. 

This week I used three of them to make a quick bulletin board for my sewing room. 

These cardboard bolts are held together with a few strips of packing tape on the back, and hung by twill tape. Right now the board is hanging on my sewing room door, but eventually it will be mounted on a wall in my craft room. 

I like that it represents my fascination with fabric, and that I can easily tack items to the surface with a pin. If it gets bent or used up, it is simple and quick to replace. 

Use your imagination to visualize this project with ribbon joining the three bolts together, or maybe covering the surface with a fabric sleeve, or with decorative paper or paint. Lots of possibilities here.

If you would like to read about the 52 week project click here.  If you have a project that you would like to link, click on the linky tool below.

Let's get busy, 


  1. That's pretty clever! It would also be easy to paint/customize if you ever want to go down that road.

  2. What a great idea! I love finding ways to recycle packaging!

  3. Love how you re purposed that! It's a fresh idea for something many sewers have.

  4. I have an ironing board on the back of my closet door, and could probably hide it behind some bulletin boards like yours by flipping the cardboard bolts the other way. Thanks for the idea!