Thursday, January 24, 2013

...How to make a Ribbon Bulletin Board...

...I have a sweet friend whose favorite team uses the colours orange and blue...her bedroom is even painted two walls orange and two walls blue...

...and she needed one of those ribbon bulletin board thingies to hold all her keepsakes...
...this is such an easy project...

...just start with a board...
...measure some squares...ours are 6 inch squares...and then drill holes on each intersection...
...then mark some foam board to the same size as the hardboard...
...just cut with a box cutter to size...
...I didn't even attach the foam board...
...but placed the hardboard and the foam board face down on top of the blue fabric and batting...cut it to size...
...stretch it tight, turn under the edge and staple it to the hardboard every few inches...1/4 inch staples work best for this...
...here's the finished padded board with the holes still visible on the back...
...let your dog nap on the leftover batting...he'll love it...
...lay out your grid of ribbons across the front of the board...we stuck coloured straight pins through the holes so that we could line everything up properly on the front...just lay the ribbon diagonally across the pins...
... and pin in place on the sides...
...then stretch them tight...
...and staple to the back...
...to attach the buttons...thread a long needle with carpet thread and go down from the back...through the loop on the button...and back up through the hole you drilled...

...you'll need something to pull tight against and tie the strings around...we used a finishing nail for that because it would lie flat and wouldn't break...
...just turn under the edges and hot glue in place for a neat finish...
...finally add a backing fabric of your choice...

~Have a lovely day!

6 comments:

  1. SO cute! You are such a sweet (and talented) friend. Btw, my teams colors are orange and blue too. Good choice!

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  2. SHUT! UP! I lovety love times a million! Pinning! Thank you! (Wow, that was a lot of exclamations points.)

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  3. So impressive, it looks charming and it will be used with love.

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  4. Wow! That is super cute!

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  5. Lovely...nicely done!

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  6. that is so cool!
    you are always making me smile with your projects. :)

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