Monday, December 6, 2010

Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

These are super easy and pretty cheap to make, too! The "bulletin board" is actually an acoustic ceiling tile. Home Depot carries them in different sizes - 12"x12" for about $.90 or 2'x2' for $2.06. I bought the 2'x2' and cut it into fourths so I had four 12" squares (about $.51 per square!). It is really easy to cut, just use a box cutter or saw. I also made a few that I only cut in half - 1'x2'. 
This is also a perfect project to use your fat quarters with!

So here's what you need to get started:
Acoustic ceiling tile
Staple gun or hot glue
Wire cutters
Start by laying your fabric out and setting your tile on top. Cut away the excess fabric, only leaving enough that will fold over to the back of the tile.
Once you have your fabric cut, get out your wire and cut about a 9" piece. Bend it to make a "U" shape.
From the front of the tile push the wire through (really easy to do) and twist in the back to make a hanger.
 This is what the front of the tile will look like.
Now, take your tile and place it right side down on top of the fabric which is also right side down. Pull the edge of one side of the fabric up and to the back, now staple. Continue until all sides are done.

And that, my friends, it that! 

These are wonderful for all kinds of different things. I decided we each needed our own bulletin board in order to keep up with what's going on with everyone. It's a great place to keep those important school papers, coupons you don't want to forget, or for leaving each other little tokens. I do intend to put our first initial on each of the bulletin boards so there will be no question of which board belongs to which family member... but I haven't gotten there yet!

Thanks for reading!

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