Hi! This is Lauren from Mom Home Guide, and I am here to share my latest decorating project –DIY fabric covered bulletin boards!
My twin daughters got their own rooms this year. I have been having fun adding decorative touches to their new spaces! I recently made them each a DIY fabric covered bulletin board. My kids have so many things to keep track of now that they are in middle school, and could use their own mini command centers!
This project was super easy, and my tweens adore their new DIY fabric covered bulletin boards!
- Bulletin board in a size of your choice (I used a framed 18-inch by 22-inch bulletin board)
- Fabric (your fabric should be at least two inches taller and wider than you need)
- Aluminum Push Pins
- Straight pins
- Iron and iron board
- Cutting Mat Board
- Rotary Fabric Cutter
How to Make a Fabric Covered Bulletin Board
I started out by ordering my kids each a yard of fabric of their own choice. One chose a modern dark pink and white print (to coordinate with her coral room with fuchsia accents), while the other chose a sweet yellow and blue print (to go with her yellow and blue room).
Cut out a piece of fabric that measurs 20 x 24 inches for each bulletin board. (The pieces of fabric were two inches higher and wider than the cork park of the bulletin boards.)
Measure, fold and pin one inch of the fabric down all the way around the edges to create a clean edge. Make sure that the pinned pieces of fabric fit within each framed bulletin board snugly.
Next press each piece of fabric with a hot iron.
Pin each piece of fabric to the bulletin board, pulling each piece of fabric tightly to the edges and creating a border of aluminum pins around the edges.
The project came out great – it’s useful, simple and pretty!
My kids love their new bulletin boards and they help my daughters keep track of things. One daughter has a summer to-do list pinned up on her bulletin board!
I hope her new bulletin board helps her to complete her summer bucket list!
Have you ever thought to cover a plain ol’ bulletin board with pretty fabric? It’s an easy process and makes it so much prettier! Have fun designing your own boards!
Visit Lauren over at Mom Home Guide to see some of her other summer projects, like her colorful patio.