Why do you need a message board?
So, why do you need a message board in your mobile home? Well, for one thing, you can use it as a place to remind you of your day-to-day tasks. It’s a great spot for calendars, emergency numbers, and other important things. Even better, if each family member is on a different schedule, a message board can become an essential part of communication. If that sounds like something you need in your home, check out our tips on how to create your own board.
Plan your DIY message board
Creating a message board is fairly simple, but if you want one that’s right for your needs, planning it out in steps is a good idea.
How much room do you need?
Start by thinking about how much room you need. If you’re only using your board for a few important numbers, a small message board will work just fine. A bigger board is in order if you’re looking to use it for more.
Choose a style you like
There are plenty of different ways to make a message board. Depending on which one you like best, you can choose a design for your own home. Here are a few examples to get you started:
Do you prefer a modern style or something more rustic? After picking a style, take a shopping trip. Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, Michael’s – stores like these are where you’ll find supplies for your project. You’ll need to start by finding some type of backdrop for your message board. Some common ideas for a backdrop include:
- Chicken wire
- Recycled items (old window frames, etc.)
If you want to hang different types of containers on your backdrop, the craft store is a great place to pick some out. These metal containers are a great example of what we’re talking about:
Wire baskets are another great way to dress up a backdrop.
Some message boards simply use thumb tacks or clothespins instead of containers. Picking up a box of cute tacks or pins is another good way to dress up your message board if you aren’t using containers.
This board uses clothespins and cute gold clips.
Choose a convenient location in your home
After you’ve created your message board, choose a convenient location in your mobile home. Many people prefer to have a center for their communication in the hallway, entryway, or kitchen. Of course, you can put yours wherever you like – the most important thing is that it’s in a convenient location for you and your family. It can even become a decoration to fill up a blank spot on your living room wall.
What to put on a message board
What should you put on a message board? Well, that’s the easiest part! You should put whatever’s important to you on a message board. Like we mentioned before, it’s a good place for emergency numbers or calendars. You can also leave grocery lists or even loving notes for your family on your board! Whatever you need to communicate to yourself or the rest of your family is what should go on a message board.
Ready to make your own message board?
So, are you ready to make your own message board? With a few simple ideas and some inspiration, you’re already well on your way to knowing how to make a board of your own. Whether you prefer a tried-and-true design or something more unique, you’ll enjoy creating your board and making it a center of communication in your home. Hopefully, this new project will bring more organization and even some new decor to your life!