Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bulletin Board Makeover

When the "husbird" brought home a free cork/bulletin board from his job a few years back I got to work with plans to transform it into something a lot prettier.

First I painted the boring wood frame a creamy white.
I cut batting and laid it on top.

Next I cut some striped fabric, leaving enough to fold the edges under.

Then I broke out the glue gun,
cut and crossed grosgrain ribbon in the middle, and hot glued the four corners.

I kept adding ribbon piece by piece, eyeballing it as I went.
I glued the fabric, ribbon, and my finger tips to the cork, ouch!
Until I got smart and used the end of a wood ruler to push everything into the hot glue.

I finished it off by putting upholstery tacks at each cross.
It's great for keeping track of little notes the kiddos bring home from school, pictures, and miscellaneous papers I want in eye site.
Next time you're at the thrift store grab yourself a cork board and then beautify it!
You'll be glad you did.


  1. now that is very creative and beautiful. I think, I would fill it up in a blink of an eye!

  2. Well done! This turned out lovely. You're very creative.

  3. Turned out great... always great for keeping track of everything.


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