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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Hugs and Blessings to you,