Then, my freshman year of college I started making them for all of my friends as gifts. It just became a therapeutic hobby for me. I even gave a demonstrative speech about how to make a fabric covered cork board in my college speech class. Let me tell you, it was a pretty kick ass speech!
Over the past few years, I have refined the process, and it now only takes me about 30 minutes—give or take— to create one. Today, I thought I would share my process and pictures of the one that I have made recently to match my room decor with you.
You will need:
- A hot glue gun
- Plenty of glue sticks
- A spool of ribbon
- Several tacks
- A pretty piece of fabric of your choosing
- A cork board
- A pair of scissors
- Command strips
- Step 1: Cut your fabric to size. Make sure that you leave two inches of slack all the way around, so you can adhere the fabric to the back of the board.
- Step 2: Heat up your hot glue gun. Flip your fabric upside down, and place your cork board upside down on top of the fabric. Adjust the cork board until it is centered on the piece of fabric.
- Step 3: Fold the extra two inches of fabric and pin it to the back of the cork board all around the edges.
- Step 4: Take your hot glue gun and apply a thin layer of glue underneath the folded fabric all the way around. Remove the tacks as you go.
- Step 5: Take your ribbon and cut six pieces. (2 pieces long enough to create an x shape across the entire board, and 4 pieces to apply to each corner of the board.)
- Step 6: Place each piece of ribbon on the board as mentioned above. Tack the ends of the ribbon to the back of the board like you did with the fabric.
- Step 7: Remove each tack individually and glue as you go.
- Step 8: Take 5 tacks and cut out pieces of fabric large enough to cover the tacks.
- Step 9: Glue the fabric to the tacks, and apply the tacks to the board.
- Step 10: Add pictures or memos. Attach Command adhesive strips to the back and hang on the wall.
You can see this bulletin board in its new home and those storage boxes in this picture:
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