That seems like such a "ho hum" title for such a pretty thing. I'm in love with this bulletin board! This has been on my project list for a long time and I'm not sure why I didn't make it sooner. It was so so simple and quick and just so pretty!
Bulletin boards are ugly, and the fabric ones with ribbon (although I have seen cute ones) aren't my style. I saw this idea in a magazine months and months ago, and I'm glad I did. Read on, and I'll show you how you can make one too.
What you will need:- Picture frame (I used one that would hold a 16X20 photo)
Try to find one that is fairly deep so the bulletin board fits.
- Bulletin board
- Fat Quarter of fabric (18X22 inches)
- Glue gun/glue
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter and ruler
The first thing you need to do is trim down your bulletin board so that it will fit into your frame if it's not the same size. I removed the plastic edge on my board and then used my rotary cutter to do this (fast way to dull a blade by the way).
Now, you need to cut a piece of fabric that is bigger than your bulletin board by an inch on all sides. My bulletin board measures 16X20, so a fat quarter would have been the perfect size. I cut a piece of fabric measuring 18X22 inches.
Flip over your bulletin board so that the cork side is face down. Start on one end gluing the edge of the fabric down on to the wrong side of the bulletin board.
The next side you will want to glue down will be opposite to the one you just did. Make sure of this or your fabric may not be stretched evenly or tight enough in the end. You don't want puckers when you're finished!
When it comes time to do a corner glue the edge all the way down like this.
Then, just fold the corner back and glue down like this.
This is what you should have when you are done gluing.
Flipped over to the other side.
Pop inside your frame and hang! It looks like a piece of art....
Except that you can hang things on it! Now click on this photo to see it large.... Is that not the coolest looking rooster you have ever seen drawn by a 5yr old?