Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vintage Bulletin Board

I have just finished my vintage bulletin board. I was so tired of looking at the same old bulletin board. But I have been twirling my hair trying to decide what to do.

I didn't want to use store bought paper as the backing, what's the point? You cover it up anyway. And I did want to use the same old bright fabric you see everywhere. I also didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I went with what I had.

I'm pleased with the result and I'm in such a hurry to show you, that my photos don't do it justice because its dark outside. Lighting is everything ( I sound like I know what I am talking about and I don't).

If you would like to toss one of these babies together here how:

Rounded up a plain bulletin board, burlap, the large weave will hide the constant push pin marks.  Vintage paper, I used  newspapers from 1939 but you could use book pages, magazines, sheet music, anything you want that has that aged look. Next find your trusty glue gun, and Mod Podge.

NOTE: For pushpins I used vintage handmade fabric push pins~ tutorial tomorrow on that. Once you start making those babies you won't want to stop.  

This is so simple its scary.
First lightly sand down the frame of your boring old bulletin board.

Next put a coat of Mod Podge on the frame and press your paper to the frame. When dry cut the excess paper. Then Mod Podge over the vintage paper to seal it on the frame.

After the frame is done cut burlap to fit the cork board and fray the edges (shown above). Apply a thin line of hot glue around the cork edge and press the burlap down. This will stop the burlap from fraying and set it in place. 

Voila!  You are done. 

Now decorate with you favorite push pins. Funky or vintage doesn't matter. Either will look great. 

Tomorrow a tutorial on push pin making.   

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love this!!!!!! Such a great idea and your pushpins are gorgeous! Your packaging is so well done! Keep up the good work.


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