A while ago I bought an IKEA magnetic noticeboard to go in the kitchen once we had re-done it. At the time we did not think it went with everything so it has been sitting behind the sofa for about two years.
However, on New Years Eve I went and bought some red gingham, red ribbon, and scoured the house for any red magnets I could find.
I added some of the ribbon in a criss cross so that cards etc could just be slotted in behind them. The ends were neatened by a band of red ribbon. The fabric was then stretched across the back with double strand of thread criss crossing on the back so that the fabric can be changed in the future. I also added a couple of red buttons in the centre of the criss cross.
Then hung on the wall behind the kitchen door so that it does not become too much of feature. Found the magnets............
.................and voila! We have started to organise 2012 by putting some bits and bobs up for Sophie's school dates etc. Incidentally, it is much more covered since taking this picture. However, this is my first make of 2012.
How do you organise all those bits of paper that you would like to throw away but need to keep for a bit?