We can all use something to organize important papers as they come in. Before, I just hung mine up on the refrigerator. Now, though, I have a pretty bulletin board to put them on! And guess what? It is super easy to make! It’s really cheap to make, so you could even make one for each holiday to display, if it will be where company will see it!
DIY Bulletin Board
- 1 Piece of Corrugated Cardboard (I used a rectangle cake board, but you could upcycle a diaper box or any other cardboard in the shape and size you want.)
- Fabric – Enough to cover the front and back of the cardboard.
- Fabric Glue
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Cut the piece of fabric so that it is large enough to cover the front and back of the cardboard you have chosen with enough to overlap at least an inch.
Generously cover the front of the cardboard with fabric glue.
Smooth the fabric over the front of the cardboard, firmly pressing it into the glue. Make sure to pull the fabric tight to remove any wrinkles or bubbles. Allow the glue to dry completely before continuing.
Turn cardboard over and spread glue across the back. Pull fabric tight and press into the glue.
Cut ribbon in lengths long enough to span the front of the cardboard and overlap onto the back approximately an inch.
Lay out the pattern of the ribbon and glue only on the back with the hot glue.
Cut another length of each ribbon to use to hang the bulletin board. You’ll want it to be long enough to tie a loop knot in the middle and glue it to the back of the bulletin board.
Note: I wanted the back to be covered but was not as concerned about it being perfect as no one should ever see it.
To add a little something extra to the bulletin board, I also tied a bow of the three matching colors of ribbon around the top of the ribbon hanger!
Make sure the glue is all the way dry before using. Hang and enjoy!