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DIY Fabric Bulletin Board

I've been wanting to make a bulletin board for my daughter's room and since I had the whole house to myself one night earlier this week, it was the perfect time to have fun with some DIY.  At first, I was planning on using an old picture frame, some fabric and cardboard.  Then I remembered we had an plain bulletin board somewhere in the basement that I could update instead.



The only supplies I needed were are an old bulletin board (this one is 3 feet wide by 2 feet), enough fabric to cover the board and wrap around the back, basic silver thumbtacks and a stapler.  For this size board, I used about 250 tacks.  The total cost for supplies was less than $10.



The first thing I did after laying the fabric over the board was iron it so there were no creases or wrinkles.  When you have the fabric in place, stretch it and put a thumbtack in each corner to hold in place.  



Continue adding thumbtacks around the board pulling the fabric tight as you go.  This was a tedious process and my thumb began to hurt after the first package of tacks.  Of course, when I was almost finished my husband asked me why I was not using a tack hammer.  I highly recommend it because the edge of my thumb still hurt the next day!




When all of your tacks have been added turn the board over and stretch the fabric in the back and staple down.  I used lots of staples to make sure it does not come loose.

   

Add picture wire for hanging.

  
 Voila, the finished product - a cute, updated bulletin board!





Linking up with Creative Mondays //Funday Monday

34 comments

  1. This is such a cute idea, and looks totally do-able for even un-crafty people like myself. Plus I'm sure kids have fun customizing it with the fabric they want.
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you Gina! It was really easy and I you could change the fabric if you wanted something different later on but putting those thumbtacks in was a task!

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  2. OHMYGOSH! I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It turned out beautifully! I think that's a craft project I could handle!

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    1. Thank you! It was really easy. You should try it, but I highly recommend using a tack hammer!

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  3. What a fun summer project for my daughter! Thanks! I love this! It would make a great gift too!! Susan

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    1. Susan, Thank you and let me know how it turns out!

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  4. This is a great idea - I think even I could do it! I have a plain bulletin board over the desk in my kitchen - might have to give this a try.

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    1. Hi Lana! You should try it! If you do, I'd love to see how it looks!

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  5. This is so adorable! I might need to make these for my classroom! love!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline! It might be fun to get a few fabrics and have your kids vote on which one they like best.

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  6. Whoa this is super cute! Wayyyyy better than the regular old brown look. I'm going to have to do this. I really like the gray chevron.Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

    Stephanie
    http://www.vainandsimple.com/

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! It's an easy project to try!

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  7. This is such a creative idea :)

    Thanks for sharing it over at Creative Mondays...

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  8. What an adorable bulletin board in a cute chevron print. Hope your daughter loved it. How old is she?

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    1. Hi Ada! She did love it - she's a teenager so I never know. Thanks again for the feature today!

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  9. I lobe how it turned out. The color anf print are perfect!

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  10. This would be perfect in my daughter's room! She's been begging me for one. I see a crafting day in our future. :)

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  11. I made one of these a while back but yours turned out so much cuter! I bet your daughter loved it!

    xo, Paige
    lifesapartydli.blogspot.com

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  12. I remember the first bulletin board I made in middle school. Of course I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I love the fabric you chose!

    xo. Maggie
    Moda & the Mar

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  13. That is so cute. My daughter would love that!

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  14. This is a fabulous post and quite timely! I am planning to create a bulletin board to "story board" my latest novel. Instead of the usual boring poster board, I wanted something more artistic and interesting. Your post came at the right time. I am going to use your suggestions and make my own. Thanks!!!!

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  15. This is fantastic. I am going to have to try this out!

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