Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pink Saturday -- 3/6/10

For this week's Pink Saturday, I wanted to share with everyone some fun things I have made for my cube space at work. Because I have been spending a lot of time lately at work, I decided that I wanted to make some fun items for my cube space.

I have been looking at some really cute items on the Lilly Pulitzer site, and when I came across this cute fabric (which is the same fabric I used for my table center piece), I thought, I can use this to make some of these items.

I really liked this message board, and came up with this:

I found a really inexpensive cork board at Joann's and sanded it and painted it white. I then took a piece of fabric and stapled it to the cork board to cover it. I then took hot pink ribbon and strung it across in a grid pattern. I used staples to help hold the ribbon into place. I finished it off by running some glue around the edges and covering with some of the hot pink ribbon. I then added some furniture finishing tacks where the ribbons cross to add some detail. I am very happy with how it turned out!

I also totally loved this travel mug, and here is my version:

I found this photo travel mug at Starbucks and used some of the fabric, and a piece of hot pink ribbon. The bottom of the travel mug unscrews and there is a template that I used to cut the fabric to size. I used a little bit of glue to hold the ribbon in place, and inserted the fabric (with the paper template to help insert it) and screwed the bottom back on, and voila!

I still have some extra fabric, so I am sure that I will find some more fun things to make. I may make another message board to give to one of my friends as a fun gift! If anyone has any fun ideas please let me know.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

And check out Beverly's blog for more on Pink Saturday!


  1. Oh I love the cork board! I might make one of those for a graduating senior- might be a perfect HS grad gift! Thanks for the idea!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  2. Oh Sweetie...
    Happy Pink Saturday. This is just stinkin darn cute. I love it. It will make your wall pop in beauty at work, and you will have ladies wanting you to take orders to make them one. You did a beautiful job and the colors are just gorgeous. I love it that you even color coordinated your coffee cup. Doesn't get any cuter than that. Thank you for sharing today. Have a beautiful Pink Saturday sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

  3. adorable! I love it :) How nice to get your space at work all springy!

  4. Question: If your father-in-law died (and was close to your husband) would you attend the funeral (a 5-6 hour car ride away)? Yes or No?

  5. What a pretty place you must have to work in now. Great job on that cork board!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  6. Happy (late) Pink Saturday, Jen! Both boards are great. I do like your version more, same with the drinky cups.

    I'm so glad you joined in on the pink madness. I adore visiting new blogs! (well new to me) ha! Your blog is so cheery and fun.

    Sorry I'm so late this Pink Saturday, I hope you can still pop over for a visit!


  7. The cork board is did a great job and how pretty you place to work must be. *sighs...I need to do something/anything with my area.. Happy Pinks..I'm still out visiting.