craft corner w/ miss lisa








I took an ordinary bulletin board and prettied it up (it's a word!). Step 1) Buy the largest bulletin board you can find. Mine is 47"x35". I got it at Michael's and used a 50% off coupon when I purchased it. Step 2)Have the bulletin board sit in your garage for 6 months and every day when you pass it as you get in your car, say to yourself "I really need to do something with that bulletin board." Step 3) When your child says "I'm bored!" say 'I know what we can do." Take your child and your bulletin board, grab some sand paper and sand all the shininess (this is also a word) off of the frame of your bulletin board. Trust me the two of you will bond, it will be a beautiful experience. Step 4) When your child is in school so they can't "help" paint the frame of your bulletin board. I chose to paint mine black to coordinate with the fabric I was using. Step 5) This was the most difficult part, cut your fabric to be the correct size to cover the cork part of your board. I waited and bought my fabric from Jo Anne's when their decorator fabrics were 40% off. Step 6) Take the board outside and spray very liberally with spray adhesive. This is kind off pricey so once again I used a 40% off coupon when I bought it at Michael's. Using the spray adhesive is really nice because you can reposition the fabric as needed to avoid puckers or wrinkles. Step 7) Place fabric of your choice onto bulletin board and make it all smooth and perfect as you can. Step 8) Use your hot glue gun to glue trim of some kind around the edge of the bulletin board to cover up the rough edges on the fabric. I used black ribbon which I got for only 31 cents a yard in the craft department at Walmart. Ta da!!! you have a lovely and economical project completed for you home, where you can display your kid's art work or memos to yourself or whatever you like. My one splurge were the adorable international push pins that I purchased from Ballard designs (they have such pretty things).


7 comments:

  1. I love this!! Sometimes I forget about certain glues. I have some spray adhesive running around. Hmmmm.... now do I have a bulletin board? - wait, I am STARING at it right now in the office! What fabric could I use........

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  2. thanks Sarah! Let me know if you want to work on it together.

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  3. Isn't my wife so creative and witty?

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  4. Lisa,
    You are so clever.
    Note board looks really nice.
    Have agreat day.
    Jane

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  5. You inspired my craft side so we had friends over and tried making scented ornaments. It's just equal parts of cinnamon and applesauce. It's looks exactly like a pile of popo until you roll it out, thank goodness it smells good. Then you have to wait a week for it to dry. So I guess we'll have to have another play date. Maybe this time I'll let the kids decorate instead of being anal. kay

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  6. Love the board idea! would look good in my mud room (we pass it every day) but love that you put it in your foyer.
    LOVE the old muffin pan!!!

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  7. What a great, big, beautiful board! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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