TUTORIAL TUESDAY! How To Make A Bulletin Board For Your Craft Room!

JJB cute as a button bulletin board banner

I’m incredibly scatter-brained and I’m always knee-deep in multiple projects at any given time.  As I’m working on something for my living room, I have an idea for a project for my dining room.  If I don’t jot it down quickly, I’ll either drive myself crazy trying to remember what that idea was or I’ll forget about it altogether.  Since I’m sure there are many people with the same problem, I wanted to show you how to make a cute bulletin board for your craft room!

…Now we just need to remember to use it!


What you’ll need:

  • Assorted decorative paper
  • Nicole Trendy Expressions 8×10” wood frame
  • Mod Podge matte finish
  • Corkboard
  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • X-Acto knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Lace trim
  • Cricut Craft Cutter and vinyl (optional)
  • Dress It Up Buttons (“A Stitch in Time”, “Sewing Room”, and “Vintage Grab Bag”)

What to do:

  1. Take the glass and backing out of the frame and begin ripping your decorative paper.
  2. Coat an area of your frame with Mod Podge and stick your piece of paper to it, coating over the paper to flatten it out. Cover your entire frame and don’t worry about the edges not being crisp and clean; you’ll take care of that later!
  3. While waiting for the Mod Podge to dry, cut your corkboard to the size of the frame’s opening.
  4. Put your fabric facedown on your table or desk and place the cork on top of your fabric. Cut the fabric around the cork, leaving at least an inch on all sides.
  5. Stretch and glue the fabric to the back of the cork, making sure the fabric stays tight all the way around.
  6. Cut strips of ribbon and lay them out on your fabric in the pattern you would like then glue the ribbon to the edges of the cork/fabric. Once all of the ribbons are glued in place, flip it over and secure the ribbons to the back with glue.
  7. When the Mod Podge is dry, put the frame face down on your cutting mat and carefully cut the excess paper away from the edges of the frame.
  8. Place and secure the fabric and ribbon covered corkboard into the frame.
  9. Cut out the text using your Cricut and the template below or hand-draw the text on a decorative piece of paper using marker, pen and ink, or paint.
  10. Cut fun shapes out of a different decorative paper (containing with your text/vinyl text) and line the back of the paper with lace trim, securing with hot glue.
  11. Place buttons around frame and figure out where you would like them to go.
  12. Glue paper/lace trim pieces to frame, as well as the buttons.
  13. Hang your new “Cute as a Button Bulletin Board” on the wall and never forget anything again! (Or at least try not to…)

JJB cute as a button bulletin board

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