With a new school year comes getting back into an organized routine. Unleash your creativity on this fun DIY bulletin board project and keep all your ducks in a row this fall.
- Unframed corkboard
- Spray adhesive
- Enough fabric in a color of your choice to completely cover and wrap your corkboard
- Ribbon, long enough to wrap around your board
- Fabric glue
- Hot glue
- Wrapping paper that coordinates with your fabric
- 1 piece white 8 1/2 x 11-inch card stock (or thin cardboard)
- Wooden letter for monogram
- Thoroughly protect your entire work surface.
- Lay the fabric on your work surface and cut it 3 inches larger than the corkboard on all sides.
- Iron the fabric if necessary.
- Heat your glue gun.
- Lay the ironed fabric on your work surface with the wrong side up.*
- Mist with spray adhesive.
- Working quickly, lay the corkboard atop the fabric.
- Fold the corners into triangles and then fold them down over the back, as though you’re wrapping a present, misting with spray adhesive as you go.
- Flip the corkboard over.
- Cut the wrapping paper to measure 9 x 11 1/2 inches.
- Lay the wrapping paper on your work surface with the wrong side up.
- Mist the spray adhesive on the card stock and center it on the back side of the wrapping paper.
- Repeat the corner-folding process.
- Hot glue the monogram letter to the top of the bulletin board above the ribbon (I put mine off center, but you could put it wherever it suits you).
- Cut a length of ribbon that will reach across your corkboard horizontally.
- Create a horizontal straight line across your corkboard with a ruler and pencil, approximately 1 inch below the letter.
- Trace the line with the fabric glue.
- Lay the ribbon atop the glue and wrap it around the back, securing with more glue.
- Lay the wrapped card stock on your work surface and line the 2 sides and bottom edge with a bead of hot glue.
- Flip it over then center and smooth it into place, creating a pocket.
- Use hot glue to attach clothespins to the ribbon border.
- Get creative with thumbtacks and clips, making the bulletin board meet your individual needs.
* I moved to an outside work space for the steps with spray adhesive, as the mist leaves everything it comes into contact with sticky.
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