A couple of years ago, I created a large bulletin board to hang in the hallway off my kitchen. It replaced a small bulletin board that just wasn’t cutting it. I LOVE this board because of the quantity of children’s artwork it can display along with birthday invitations, thank you notes, etc. It was pretty easy to make and a relatively cheap project.
I got my inspiration from makinglemonadeblog.com. Here’s the photo of her project.
And here’s my finished product:
I should probably display a few less pieces of artwork in order to see the bulletin board fabric more, but their art is just so darn cute!
The piece of insulation board costs about $12 and can be cut down to any size. Just add on the cost of fabric, and you could easily make this custom bulletin board for $20. My fabric is from JoAnn Fabrics in the upholstery section.
I didn’t take step-by-step photos of this project, since I created it in my pre-blogging days. But the instructions on makinglemonadeblog.com are great.
I just made a couple of tweaks to her directions:
- I skipped the “nailhead” trim around the edges, solely because I wanted to get it done quickly
- Instead of screwing through the board into the wall, I installed a wire picture hanger on the back.
Here is the back of my board. As you can see, I took the
lazy easy route. I used clear packing tape to secure the fabric nice and tight, and I used plain thumbtacks periodically along the border as back up for the tape. I didn’t even heat up the glue gun for this project!
Here’s a close-up of one back corner so you can see the tape and thumbtacks.
I hope you’re inspired to create a cheap and easy bulletin board for your home. It would be awesome in a home office too!