Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DIY: Fabric Bulletin Board

I made this a few months ago and of course didn't take before pictures, but I really like the way it turned out. This is like my first DIY item ever! Not counting the time that I was obsessed with making homemade candles. I gave them as Christmas gifts one year. I have a book on it if you'd like to borrow it. :)

-Any picture frame (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby for $10! It had a few broken pieces of wood around the frame)
-Peel and stick bulletin board (Micheals)
-Sand paper
-Staple gun

1) Remove the glass from the frame and sand all of the wood down to where it is a smooth finish.
2) Once it is finished, you can apply a coat of paint or wood stain. I didn't use either because I loved how it turned out.
3) Measure the inside of the frame to make cuts for the bulletin board.
4) Cut bulletin board and stick on the back of the frame.
5) Cover with fabric and attach using your staple gun.
6) Attach to frame!

*You may need to add foam before you attach the fabric. The bulletin board is a little thin. I just use long needles to attach things to the board because they can slide in sideways.

We hung up the frame in our hallway which is right next to our kitchen. It's the perfect place to hold family news, cards, invitations, pictures, etc.

I didn't know that I had bought "designer" fabric but I have seen it all over the place in different blogs and etsy!

You can buy the fabric here.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! It turned out so cute! Thanks for the idea!!! (I love your designer fabric as well!!!) Good luck with the burp cloths - they're SUPER easy to make!