I’m just gonna say it: If you can, at least, safely and accurately wield a pair of scissors, it’s simply unacceptable to have a plain, straight from the store memo board: either cork, magnetic, or dry erase. There are so many easy ways to make it interesting: make it woodgrain, turn it into bold graphic shape, build a handprinted inspiration board from scratch for way less than the office supply store, or create a double duty DIY dry erase board.
Or, take a cue from Michael, and go straight up vintage map-y. Sarah Coffey reports, “If you haven’t yet seen the tour of Michael’s Michigan Cottage, it’s definitely worth checking out. His home is full of simple but great ideas, like this one — a magnetic map board that’s incredibly easy to make. Michael says the bulletin board is “an IKEA magnetic board that I decoupaged using vintage maps from e-Bay.” That’s it. So smart and so simple.”