This is the latest craze around here. I can't stop making these bulletin boards. They're cheap, easy and so much cuter than plain cork boards. Here's the one above my new ironing station and it's so convenient and handy when I'm filling orders or just need a place to tack a reminder for myself.
Here's all you need to make one (or a dozen) for yourself.
1. A piece of R-Tech 1/2 inch rigid insulation (you can get a small 2ft x 4ft board for only 3.35).
2. Spray adhesive. I like Elmer's Craft Bond.
3. Hot glue gun
4. Deco Nails Picture Hanging Nails (I think I found mine at Home Depot)
5. Cute fabric - enough to cover the board with about 3-4 inch extra on each side. Home dec weight fabric is best for this.
Cut your fabric piece big enough to cover the whole board with at least 3 inches extra on each side. Spray the whole fabric piece (on the wrong side) generously with the spray adhesive. Be sure to have a drop cloth or cardboard around the edges for the over-spray.
Place your insulation board on the fabric with the plain side of the insulation board against the wrong side of the fabric (on the sticky side). Pull the fabric snug while smoothing it against the board.
At the corners cut away the extra fabric (cut out a square basically) and smooth one side snug against the board.
Press the other side against the edge of the board like the picture below.
Then fold it over to the back side and glue the edge in place.
Nice and clean like this. Flip it over and smooth the front so the fabric is snug against the adhesive.
Your done! Wasn't that crazy simple?? Just use your cute Deco Nails to mount it on the wall (use a level to get it straight the first try) and start tacking your stuff to it!
So convenient and pretty too! I've made 7 of these already and my kids are crazy about them because they can pick their own fabric.
Let me know if you try it!