Craft Project~Fabric Covered Bulletin Board
Several years ago, a public television program had a contest which challenged viewers to use their creativity in how they would transform and utilize an unfinished piece of furniture.
My entry was for a cupboard that also had two drawers suitable for hanging files. On my entry email, I stated that I was going to create a craft cupboard and with paint and other projects, transform the unfinished cupboard into a craft center.
One week after entering the contest, I received an email…I had won it! One month later, the cupboard arrived at my home, and I began the transformation process. One of my first projects was creating a~
~Fabric Covered Bulletin Board~
bulletin board: homesote (Menards, Lowe’s, Home Depot)
heavy duty stapler and staples
1/4-inch grosgrain ribbon
Hint: Click on a picture to enlarge, if you’d like to see more details.
1. It begins with measuring the size of your bulletin board and cutting it to size.
2. Measure and cut fabric and batting 2-3 inches bigger than your bulletin board. This allows for you to fold the fabric around the edges and staple it on the back of your bulletin board.
5. Now your ready to cover the bulletin board with your choice of fabric. I chose a cotton, closely woven fabric with a pattern. Cut the fabric 2-3 inches bigger than your bulletin board to allow for turning under the fabric under the edge (creates a nice neat edge) to staple it to the back.
6. Staple the fabric to the back of the bulletin board, and remember to carefully fold the fabric at the corners to form a smooth corner without a lot of bulk.
Creating a custom fabric covered bulletin board, is an easy project that takes very little money to make a wonderful addition to any craft area!
If you make a fabric covered bulletin,please send me your pictures and I will gladly post them!