I’m so sad the weekend is over!! But I was able to complete several cool projects! I’ve wanted to update my home office space with a few touches. I decided to make a ribbon-tufted bulletin board. Some would call it a French Memo board. It’s a pretty easy project and a great way to display inspiring items such as pictures and articles as well as serving as a chic, design friendly space for bills where they can’t be ignored! You’ll want to look at your fabulous bulletin board all the time. The wonderful thing about this project is it was very budget friendly only costing about $30.00! This would also be a fantastic project for a child’s or teenager’s room.
Here are the supplies needed for the project:
- a large frame or a framed cork bulletin board
- polyester batting
- glue gun
- upholstery tacks, buttons or scrap booking brads
- spray adhesive (optional)
- glue gun
- measuring stick or tape
First, I decided to paint my frame turquoise blue.
Step 1, lay the fabric face down on the floor or work surface and cover it with a layer of polyester batting. Then, center the fabric and batting on top of the cork board. Make sure to pull the fabric and batting tight to the board and fold the corners carefully. Attach the fabric and batting on the back side with either a staple or hot glue gun. Clip off excess fabric or batting on the back side. (Please excuse my lack of a manicure! My finger nails look horrible 😉
Next, turn the bulletin board face up and arrange pieces of ribbon in a criss-cross pattern across the front of the board. Attach ribbon, moving up and down the board diagonally to create a checker board effect. Make sure to use a measuring stick or tape to space each ribbon 4 inches apart. Pull the ribbon tight and use tacks at the edges of the board to hold the ribbon in place. If the diagonal ribbon pattern is spaced correctly, then glue each ribbon into place, removing the thumb tacks. (The fabric I purchased came from Fabric Factory. A fantastic store in Dallas of the Tollway)