Bulletin boards are such a handy thing to have around the home - especially in a home office! I had a boring old bulletin board in my craft room office that was begging for a makeover. With the help of some gorgeous fabric from OnlineFabricStore.net, some paint and some brass upholstery tacks, I easily turned it into a beautiful fabric-covered bulletin board that looks like a lovely piece of art on my wall! Here's how to make your own fabric covered bulletin board. Make sure you scroll down to the end of this post to see 11 more fantastic crafts to make with fabric from my Canadian blogging friends.
This bulletin board will be in my craft room office as a place to hang up inspiring photos or important documents, but I also love it as it's displayed here - a place to store my favourite necklaces and art work!
- 1 yard of fabric (I used Richloom Birdwatcher in Meadow fabric from OnlineFabricStore.net)
- a sample sized jar of paint (I used FAT Paint in Blushing Bombshell)
- an old bulletin board with a wooden frame
- brass upholstery tacks / nails
- rotary cutter or scissors
- hard ruler
Paint the wooden frame with a couple coats of paint. Don't worry if the paint gets on the cork board as this will be covered up later with fabric.
Cut a piece of fabric that's 2 inches wider and 2 inches longer than the cork board part of your bulletin board.
Fold all of the fabric edges over 1 inch to the back side of the fabric and press.
Place the fabric onto the bulletin board right-side-up. Push one upholstery tack through the fabric and the bulletin board on one corner, aligning the fabric to the inside of the frame. Then, pull the fabric gently and secure the opposite corner with a tack. If there's excess fabric, fold it and tuck it further underneath. Repeat this process with all four corners of the fabric. Next, tack the centers of the fabric to the bulletin board.
Then fill in the rest of the fabric's edges with tacks. You can use a ruler to make sure the tacks are an equal distance apart, or just eyeball it like I did.
That's it! Your beautiful new bulletin board is ready to hang and enjoy. I love how this fabric looks like it's a watercolour painting. It looks like a happy piece of art on my wall.
Now it's time to see the rest of the DIY fabric project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are:
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by OnlineFabricStore.net. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. I only recommend companies that I use and love myself.