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Inspiration Board

inspiration board

A snippet of the very large inspiration board in the studio. We used cork tiles to cover a small wall, almost from floor to ceiling. I rotate all sorts of things in and out: images, vintage notions, flowers, etc.

Sarai Mitnick


Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.



January 14, 2009 #

Great idea–I definitely could use a larger inspiration board (the ol’ bulletin board is just too small! lol). Out of curiosity: how did you attach the cork tiles to the wall?


January 14, 2009 #

The cork tiles we bought came with little adhesive tabs to stick them to the wall. We got them at an office supply and they were fairly inexpensive. I think perhaps rug tape (the stuff you can use to keep rugs from sliding around) might also work.


January 15, 2009 #

This is a great idea, I usually use double-sided tape and the wall my desk is up against. I worry about damaging my scraps, I’m not sure if holes or tape are worse. Things are getting a little out of control at my desk so I’ve started a book to hold all the idea clips.


January 4, 2013 #

Oh, I LOVE the inspiration board, and I don’t really sew! I’m looking at it and thinking I can use some of those things in my giftwrapping!