Make a simple multi task message board that works

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Easy and cheap Multi task message board and inexpensive command station to schedule and maintain an organized weekly home system. A board on which messages are posted and communication is done such that everyone is on the same page. This ensures all the family members are efficiently functioning as a team. Today thanks to online apps this process has been drastically streamlined as we can share our calendars and stay on top of things.

However, if you enjoy the old school practice, printing schedules and using your stationery to mark and plan you will love this multitask message board. I made this command board to keep track of everything. Whether it is something important per week that needs to be done. Important bills and receipts. Plans that come to my mind regarding crafts and blog.

DIY Multi task message board

multi task message board

I bought this bulletin board which came with a rope and hooks (for $3). For a 18″x24″ board I think it’s a really good price.

bulletin board

Next I used some decorative paper to make it pretty.

DIY bulletin board

I ended up using gift wrapping paper. You can also use fabric to cover the board with thumb tacks. Cut the paper to the size of the board. I used double-sided tape to stick paper on board. It helps as it doesn’t ruin the original surface and is changeable. I then used a cuter to remove the excess of paper from the sides for perfection.

DIY message board
Here’s how it looks so far:

Bulletin board

message board tutorial

I then measured and cut six rectangles out of decorative paper.

weekly message board

Glued them on the board to use for weekly reminder.

message board

My craft room is where I spend most of my time. Now here’s the cute part. I got this promotional key chain. It has a sticky back which is sticky enough to hold the weight of 5-6 keys.

hanging office organizer
I used stickers to complete the look.
hanging office organizer
I wanted custom holders to match with the board. And made these using cardboard and decorative paper.

Recycled Cardboard Holders

This post was getting too long so I posted about the recycled cardboard holders tutorial in another post.
cardboard command center
I used sticky back Velcro for hanging the holders on the wall.
velcro sticky back
Stick both the parts on the holder’s back and press it against the wall.
velcro sticky wall hangers
A final look at the pen holders. You can also use them to hold receipts and business cards.
hanging organizer
I used letter stickers to label my holders and days of the week.
sticky stickers
Sometimes we have important papers we don’t want to punch holes in! So, I bought these office clips.
And stuck my pattern paper to the front and sides to match. Finally I glued it on the bulletin board.
Initially I added only 1 clip, but when the board was put to practical use I glued 2 more.
clothespin for office
Here’s what the clips look like. These come in very handy.

Command station message board

multitask message board command station
I hope you found this multi task message board idea useful!

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  1. GeethuSathiyaN says:

    Hi hani,nice idea.I really liked that paper n pen holder,thanks for the idea…

  2. GeethuSathiyaN says:

    i forgot something :)… i wanted to introduce a blog tat day,she is my quilling guru Inna! increations.blogspot.comHer creations inspired me a lot and just started this craft 3 months back.Soon going to post my quilling crafts on my blog in craft corner….

  3. Hani@Craftionary says:

    thank Geethu.. I am soon going to post it's tutorial.. 🙂

  4. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    I heart those mini clothes pins!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!! Be sure to put the button on your post or sidebar!

  5. Rubina says:

    Indeed you created it so beautiful, Thanks for sharing its tutorial.Great work

  6. Hani@Craftionary says:

    thanks.. 🙂

  7. Jamie says:

    That is awesome. I love the days of the week at the bottom. Thank you for linking up to More The Merrier Monday. Can't wait to see what you have in store for next week.

  8. Desire Empire says:

    HI I am the post after you on Katie's nesting spot linky party so I thought I'd drop by for a visit. Nice to meet you. I'm glad I did, as I love your organisational system. I need one of those at my house. Pop by blog and visit my Beach House Blue post to see how I organise my media room.Best wishes Carolyn

  9. Hani@Craftionary says:

    Thanks Jamie and Carolyn.. I am surely going to visit you both.. I love to hear comments from fellow bloggers and creative friends.. :)Love you all!

  10. Farah Muzaffar says:

    What a practical idea… I must go for it… I need one like this for my craft room LoveFarah

  11. Hani@Craftionary says:

    thanks.. :)I would love to see yours..

  12. says:

    Hi Hani,Thank yOu for visiting my blOg and leaving yOur lOve :).. Your paper Craft, specially Origami is Fabulous, thanx for sharing their Tutorials.Em frOm Punjab, Pakistan.Hugs!SkD!!

  13. Great job! I need to make a bulletin board for my craft room.
    Thanks for linking up to my Catch a Glimpse party last week! Always nice to see a new face and I hope to see you again this week.

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