so a few months ago, i bought a lovely book called “one yard wonders” [which i’ve seen floating throughout a few blogs!]. some of you may have seen this project, others may not. but i wanted to try my hand at “DIY.”
i made 3 bulletin boards for my house.
i used vintage frames.
none of the frames had a back, so the entire bulletin board creation thing is stapled directly into the frame.
i made these in late january/early february and posted about them here.
since my post, i’ve seen a couple other similar tutorials
, but none as HUGE! oh yes, wee man syndrome up in here.
with the lovely fabric i received from meaghan [see this post
] i decided to make a mini bulletin board. i use the one in my sewing room as an inspiration board
/decoration, the one in the kitchen for receipts, bills, etc…and the MASSIVE one is in daniel’s office.
Here is my DIY on a mini bulletin board 🙂
materials: cork [i bought 2 rolls at hobby lobby, which was plenty for 3 extra large boards…so i recommend just one 🙂 ], poster board, your fabric of choice, scissors, a stapler or staple gun [i had to use a stapler the first time…trust me…go with the gun.], an old frame/thrifted frame, paint [optional].
i used an old scratched up 11 x 14 inch frame. remove the backing and use it [backing] as your guide.
using fabric chalk, i traced the backing onto the poster board and cut.
i did the same with the cork.
place the pieces in the frame to make sure they fit. trim whatever you need to…you want to make sure it’s a bit smaller…the posterboard+cork+fabric will make the piece bulkier.
next, you are going to staple the cork to the poster board.
i stuck about 4 on each long side and 3 on the shorter sides.
[cork tears REAL easy so be very careful! if anything, staple the any tears down]
Place the poster board and cork on the fabric and trace, leaving plenty of space on the sides to fold over. i’d say a couple inches all around.
staple it real TIGHT.
put it in the frame and fasten the backing in!
before i put the backing in i decided i wanted to paint the frame [ya…that would’ve been a much wiser decision to make from the start!]
buster’s all “come on…get this crap off my turf!”
ahhhhh, dry 🙂
the lighting is kinda funny, but there you have it! my super cute dino bulletin board.
i keep this one by my desk!
i’m also working on a mini bipolar bunny 🙂
and i made some super sweet zips.
also, here’s a before and after of my sewing room 🙂
ok…byebye for now 🙂
i hope my “tutorial” wasn’t too boring/redundant/lame!