Fabric Covered Bulletin Board Directions
If you have a plain bulletin board that needs
some decoration, adding fabric and ribbons can breathe new life into the
look of the board. You can use fabric and ribbons to decorate and cover
a 30-inch-by-24-inch board. You can customize this project to suit the
tastes of everyone in the family, from small children to
teenagers and adults alike. Bulletin boards are helpful to hold
Things You'll Need:
- Bulletin board
- 1 1/2 yards of fabric
- 9 yards of ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Tape measure
- Straight sewing pins
- Quilt batting (3/4 inch)
Choose whether you would like your bulletin board to hang horizontally or vertically.
Cut the quilt batting, leaving enough to cover the front of the bulletin board and excess batting to secure on the back of the bulletin board. Allow 3 inches excess on all sides to compensate.
Pull the quilt batting around the bulletin board, and use the hot glue gun to glue the batting on all sides.
Pull the excess batting around the back, and glue the excess down on all sides.
Lay the fabric you have chosen on the bulletin board, and pull it taut on all sides. Use sewing pins to hold the fabric in place.
Turn the board over, and trim the excess fabric, leaving 2 to 3 inches excess fabric on the back.
Glue the excess fabric to the back of the board, constantly pulling the fabric taut before gluing.
Cut the ribbon that you have chosen into six measured sections. Use the tape measure and scissors to cut two ribbons that are both 45 inches long and four ribbons that are 33 inches long.
Lay the 45-inch ribbons in an "X" that crosses through the center of the board. Hold the ribbons in place with sewing pins.
Starting at the top left corner, measure 8 inches down from the edge of the top ribbon, and lay a 33-inch ribbon at an "X," crossing the ribbon in the top left corner. Use sewing pins to hold the ribbon on place.
Move around the board at every corner, positioning the remaining 33 inch ribbons in an "X" crossing the original ribbons in the center. You can be creative here and make your "X's" slightly smaller or wider depending on your aesthetic. Use sewing pins to hold all of the ribbons in place.
Turn the board over, and choose one ribbon. Pull the excess taut, and use the hot glue gun to glue to the fabric. Repeat this process until you've glued all of the ribbons down.
Turn the board back to the front, and glue all of the intersections where two ribbons meet.
Remove all of the fabric pins.
- Always exercise caution when using a hot glue gun.