By Renae Frey

How to Make a Bulletin Board

How to Make a Bulletin Board

Hey Friends!

I’m so glad that you are here. Today, I’m joining a wonderful group of ladies on a DIY Mother’s Day Gift Blog Hop. I’m sharing how to make a DIY bulletin board. I will be making it for a Mother’s Day gift for my daughter.

This bulletin board makes a lovely addition to a home office.

My daughter is a teacher. Like so many others, she has been working from home during the quarantine. I wanted to make her something that would add a special touch to her home office. Her favorite color is teal, I’m sure that she will love this.

These are the supplies that I used.

I had this lovely old frame in my barn for quite a while now, I knew it would be perfect for this project. I also used fabric, a sponge, ribbon, blue tape, latex gloves, a hammer, a foam brush, a solo cup, paint, glazing medium, paper towels, batting, nail heads, small felt pads and saw horses.

I mixed my paint and glazing medium in a solo cup.

I started by putting the frame onto the saw horses. I mixed my paint and glazing medium in a solo cup. I used 1 part paint to two parts glazing medium.

I love the gold showing through the teal paint.

I painted the paint mixture onto the frame, amking sure to get it into all of the crevices. I then used a damp sponge to get any extra paint off. I let the frame dry for a few hours.

While the frame was drying, I measured and cut my board. I cut it just short of the opening in the frame, as the batting and fabric would take up some room.

Ironing the fabric is a must before using it for this project.
I cut the fabric three inches wider and 3″ longer than the board.

Lay out the fabric, right side down, then lay the batting and board on top. Cut the corners of the fabric and batting off, leaving just a 1/4″ at the point of the board.

I used blue tape to attach the fabric to the board.
Now, it’s time for the ribbon.

I started at one corner and went diagonally to the opposite corner, taping the ends on the back side, then I attached the ribbon diagonally to the other ends.

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After I finish taping the ribbon in a grid, it’s time for the nail heads.

Using a hammer, I put a nail head at the intersections of the ribbon. My nail heads were longer than my boards depth, so I put a felt pad over the point of the nail head on the back of the board.

It turned out great, I’m so happy with and I know that my daughter will love it.

See more great DIY posts here, here, here, here and here.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I so appreciate your support. Please follow me on Facebook.com/PeacockRidgeFarm, on Instagram @peacockridge, on Pinterest and YouTube.

Hugs and Blessings to you,

Renae

7 thoughts on “How to Make a Bulletin Board”

  1. Your DIY pinboard turned out great! I love how the teal colour settled into the crevices of the old picture frame – what a gorgeous colour! I’ll bet your daughter loved it!

  2. Such a sweet gift for your daughter. I bet she will love this! Happy to join in the April DIY challenge with you!

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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