Craft Projects

Project 7: Bulletin Board (part 2)

Woo! I finally finished my bulletin board project from a few weeks ago. I found a pale yellow fabric at JoAnn’s that I thought would be a good color for the board, so I quickly covered the board and added a few fun extra details.

I laid the board on top of the fabric and stapled around all of the edges. I had to use short staples because the board wasn’t too thick.

Once I was done stapling the fabric in place, I trimmed the excess fabric.

I was going to toss the scraps, but instead I decided to rip them into long strips. I ended up with 9 strips, so I braided 3 separate braids.

I tied the knot in the end of the fabric, and then I braided away.

I measured across the board to equally space out the braid, then I stapled them to the back of the board to get a funky design on the front.

I added picture wire to the back of the board to make it super easy to hang up. Picture wire is really easy to use. All you have to do is bend the end of the wire into a circle and wrap the remaining section of wire around the main section of wire.

I still wanted to spruce the board up a bit, but I didn’t want to do anything super permanent. So, I decided to make fun thumbtacks for little pops of color. I dug up my stash of buttons and hot glued different colors, sized and styles of buttons to the tops of the tacks.

Remmy, I see you!

Owww, owwwww! Love this nail polish 🙂

So cute, right? I love them. I think I’ll bring some to work and spruce up my boarding cork boards.

Here they are together — BAHH — so cute. I like that the braided fabric divides the board into four different sections. It will be great for pinning ideas in separate sections… kind of like a real Pinterest!