I have a darling little student who was diagnosed with leukemia a few months ago. She's handling all the treatments like a champ, and she still comes to lessons when she can. She loves playing the piano and catches on really quickly. When she started her treatments I asked one of my good friends to crochet her a pink hat (pink is her favorite color). About a week after I gave the hat to her I received a darling card in the mail thanking me for the hat. I looked at her beautiful message on the card and realized I didn't have a place in my studio where I could display this card:
Because I'm not creative on my own, I spent some time on Google looking for a way to make a bulletin board where I could display my student's card. I stumbled upon this site: www.jenniferrizzo.com
There were directions on how to turn an old picture into a cork board. I took an old picture that was in my guest room, removed the glass, and hot glued some cork board to the picture. Then, I used some old piano books (I cut up a Bach Chorale book that I bought at a second hand shop) and glued the music to the cork. I also spray painted the frame black to match my studio. Last, I put some Mod Podge over the music for a finished look. I love how it turned out, and now I can hang up all kinds of things, including cards from my students!