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DIY Bulletin Board For Your Wall in Ten Minutes

Create your own personalized bulletin board with this easy do-it-yourself project. Start by selecting a corkboard or foam board as your base. You can choose a size that fits your space and needs. Next, gather materials such as fabric, ribbon, push pins, and any other decorations you want to add to your board. Once you have all your materials ready, begin by wrapping the fabric around the board and securing it in place with a staple gun or glue. Then, use the ribbon to create a border or design on the board. Finally, add your push pins and decorations to make it unique to your style. This DIY bulletin board will not only help you stay organized but also add a personal touch to your space.

Materials

  • Wrapped canvas, any size (I used an 18×36 inch)
  • Fabric - large enough to cover a canvas
  • Ribbon
  • Clips

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Marking tool
  • Finger protectors

Instructions

  1. Measure the canvas and add two inches (or more if you are using a thicker canvas) on the side and top as allowance so you can fold it over on the back of your canvas. Cut the fabric and iron it to make sure there are no creases.

Center your fabric on the front of the canvas. Using the hot glue, fold over one side (I started with the top edge of the canvas) and press down, making sure to keep a straight edge. Slowly go along the side, gluing and pressing until you get to the end of the side.

  1. Glue the opposite edge, making sure to pull the fabric taut while you are gluing the edge down for a smooth fabric surface.
  2. Fold the corner of the fabric like you are wrapping a gift and glue. Make sure to pull the fabric taut here as well for a clean edge and smooth fabric surface.

Repeat all the way around the canvas until you have completely glued the fabric to the canvas frame.

Decide on how many ribbon strips you want, then use a fabric marker to mark spacing. Give a 1 inch space from the top of the canvas to the first ribbon row. Measure and mark both sides of the canvas back to ensure the ribbon is straight.

Use a thicker ribbon at least 1/2” in width. Cut your ribbon to size, making sure to add extra to fold on the canvas back.

Use hot glue to attach your ribbon to the canvas - use the marks as guides to where to glue it on. Pull it taut so there is no slack and make sure that the ribbon is not twisted as you glue it down to the back of the canvas. Repeat this step until you have glued all the rows down.

  1. For the canvas front, find the center of the ribbon and add a dab of glue to the back of it to secure it onto the fabric and help it support the weight of what you are clipping onto it.
  2. Finally, cut the excess fabric and ribbon on the back of the canvas. Add a wall hanger if desired.

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