Make An Inspiration Wall at Jennifer Grace Creates

Make An Inspiration Wall!

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

For the last post of today I have another way to gather inspiration (like my Pot Of Inspiration last night). This one is making an inspiration wall:

Make An Inspiration Wall at Jennifer Grace Creates

This was so much fun – and it brightens up my craft space as well as giving me a place to visit for inspiration!

I didn’t think I’d have anywhere I could make an inspiration wall in my craft space. I say ‘my craft space’ but it’s actually our dining room really… it’s just a dining room full of crafty stuff! Two walls are taken up by big patio doors and windows, which is why I love to craft in there – it’s so light:

My Craft Space at Jennifer Grace Creates

Another wall is mostly taken up by my Expedit unit and glitter shelves:

My Craft Space at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I realised I could use the back of a door to add my inspiration pieces to! I chose to use this door, as it opens inwards, so when the door is open it will be hidden:

My Craft Space at Jennifer Grace Creates

I gathered a variety of bits of inspiration, including THIS PRINT, some postcards, a wool-wrap piece I made at college, a piece of 12×12 paper, some empty frames, washi tape and ribbon, a photo, some Amy Tangerine Creative Handbook pages, and the latest Mollie Makes magazine for the ‘Geo Origami’ page to make some 3D triangles:

Make An Inspiration Wall at Jennifer Grace Creates

Plus some trusty Blu Tack to stick some items up with!

Then I just kept adding to the door until I was happy. You can watch me putting it together in this video if you like (there’s no voiceover, just music):

 

You can also watch it on YouTube HERE.

I love how the very different pieces all came together!

Make An Inspiration Wall at Jennifer Grace Creates

One thing to point out is that I stuck a little piece of Blu Tack at the bottom of each frame to hole it to the door – when it was just hanging with ribbon it would have swung about all over the place, so the Blu Tack keeps it where it should be!

Be Inspired:

Make some 3D origami triangles or other shape

Stick things to your next project using washi tape to hold it on

Hang a frame with ribbon – in your home or on a scrapbook page

Have you got somewhere that you could make an inspiration wall in your house?

Thanks for joining me today, I’ll see you again at 10pm tomorrow!

Jennifer x

20 Comments
  • Great idea for any crafting space, large or small!

    May 16, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Nice idea,,,,,but I really haven’t anywhere I could do it!!!!!!!! The only wall space is a strip 3foot down from the ceiling (the room is 10foot high) and I wouldn’t be able to see/change it very easily!!!!! LOL I love how your crafting space is so tidy and neat Jennifer!!!!!!

    May 17, 2015 at 12:26 am
  • That looks amazing!!! Loved your video and the process! How cool are those 3D triangles!! They are perfect in that space too! Jennifer – your ideas are extraordinary!!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:49 am
  • I have an INSPIRATION wall still up in my office, which doubled as my craft room before I transformed an extra guest room into a craft room. I don’t have a designated INSPIRATION board in my craft room, but I do have lots of pieces that inspire me throughout the room.

    May 17, 2015 at 3:42 am
  • Linda Reilly
    Reply

    It looks amazing and you can change it to what inspires you on the day xx

    May 17, 2015 at 8:43 am
  • I’ve sorta done this on a wall with some of my scrap pages….& I change them around every now and then……it’s really nice to have stuff up that gives you ideas and simply makes you happy!!!! Thanks for sharing:):)

    May 17, 2015 at 11:09 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    I just switched rooms with my hubby because I wanted the bigger room for my craft space and he is hardly ever in his office. I made me an inspiration wall. I will take a photo when it gets daylight and post it.

    May 17, 2015 at 11:26 am
  • That looks so lovely Jennifer and now you’ve inspired me. I have my mood board for OLW and have been trying to figure out a way to get all my OLW bits together and now you’ve given me some great dieas
    Jo xxx

    May 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire
    Reply

    Love this idea, I’ve done inspiration boards before but never a wall/door!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • that is a really unusual idea too Jennifer and looks really effective

    May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm
  • jengd
    Reply

    What a gorgeous green view from your dining room and the back of the door is such a great place for the inspiration “board.”

    May 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • a good idea to brighten up a door x

    May 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm
  • Sharon
    Reply

    a good idea… not sure I would have anywhere to put this though..

    May 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    OK now this is brilliant. Love your resourceful mind Jennifer. I am short on space so I am going to take your lead and do the same. Enjoyed your process video and especially love the camera quote! Thanks for making my day!

    May 17, 2015 at 6:17 pm
  • Emily
    Reply

    This looks so pretty! I would love to try something like this.

    May 17, 2015 at 9:56 pm
  • Your dining room closely resembles ours….a craft room with a dining table in it!!! I have a cork board on the wall that I sometimes use for inspiration.

    May 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  • Its a beautiful room to craft in to bright. I have never thought of creating an inspiration focus for myself before…i think it will definatly help me on those days when nothing springs to mind

    May 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm
  • Oh Wow! this looks amazing. Loved watching your process.

    May 19, 2015 at 11:38 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    This looks amazing Jennifer, I really must find a space to make one of my own, great idea :o)xxx

    May 20, 2015 at 9:35 am
  • Loved seeing your craft space in your light-filled dining room!!!! I have my craft stuff all over my living room currently, but my son is working on finishing a room down in the basement for himself so I hope to have his room for crafting eventually. 🙂 Maybe I will have a wall then……if they aren’t all covered with shelves of my stuff!!! lol…
    Wish I had more time to work on your challenges!!! This has been a busy week, but I have put in a couple cards so far.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    May 23, 2015 at 9:53 pm

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