Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bulletin Board Tutorial

I made this easy bulletin board for my mother-in-law to hang in her new sunroom. This project took about 45 minutes.
Supplies needed:
  • 16x16" particle board (mine was laminate on one side) with holes drilled 4" in from each side and 1" down
  • 12x12" square cork
  • 2 (or more) 12x12" scrapbooking papers
  • thumbtacks
  • flat-bottomed glass marbles
  • 18" ribbon
  • Mod Podge
  • wood glue
  • super glue
  • foam brush
  • scissors
Cut 6 4" squares from each piece of paper. You should have one 4x12" strip leftover from each.
Lay out your squares how you want them to make sure they look nice and cover your board. Using mod podge, glue down the corner squares first. That way, if there is overlap it will be in the center. Once all your papers are glued down, put a thin layer of mod podge over the top. Your brushstrokes will be visible so make them all the same direction. Smooth out any bubbles.
While your papers dry, cut out circles from your 4x12" scraps to use for your thumbtacks. Mod podge the papers onto the flat bottom of the marbles.Turn your marbles upside down. Put a drop of super glue on each thumbtack and put them upside down on the marbles.
Using wood glue, glue the cork down on the middle of the board. Weigh it down with something heavy, such as your collection of CRAFT magazines.
When the wood glue is dry, thread the ribbon through the holes, knotting in the back.Here are some other ones I made as gifts:
And some for the kids here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

So cute! I just posted this on Twitter - it rocks!