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Make Your Own Study Carrel

Who says you have to go to the library to have your own private study space? You can make one yourself using an Elmer’s Tri-Fold board and just a few other objects.

I started with an Elmer’s Tri-Fold Display Board. I used my utility knife to cut the board in half. That means you can make two study carrels or just save the other half for a future project.

I made one side of the board dry erase by adding clear peel and stick paper.This is officially my new favorite trick!
And it works! I can see myself doing this on many future projects. I still have most of the roll left.
I added some fun ribbon to the edges with Elmer’s No-Wrinkle Dual Tip Glue Pen. I used gift wrapping ribbon, but you could also use other types of ribbon or colored duct tape.

Clothespins are perfect for holding notes, homework assignments, spelling lists and more.


In the center of the carrel I added a pocket, a dry erase weekly calendar (made with more peel and stick paper) and a multiplication table. You can add whatever tools you think your child might need when they study.

I added a coat of blue acyrlic paint to the back to give it a finished look.

As you can see, it won’t fold flat once you are finished adding your touches to the board but it will fold down to a much smaller size for storage.

This post was compensated by Elmer’s and Collective Bias.

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