Monday, March 7, 2011

Burlap Bulletin Board

Just in case you missed my guest post for Chicks Dig Deals last month, here it is.

A Burlap Bulletin Board

This is so easy and CHEAP to make.

If you already have a plain bulletin board at home, then you can use it, like I did. Mine even has some writing done by one of my sons. :) If  you don't have a bulletin board, keep on the lookout at garage sales or thrift stores. I see them all the time.

You will also need some burlap, decorative tacks, hot glue gun and scissors.

The decorative tacks are super cheap!

Burlap is also affordable. Hobby Lobby had burlap for $3.99 a yard. And I only used 1/2 yard.

First, cut your burlap a little larger than the actual bulletin board.

Then on the back side, you will wrap the burlap around the board, like wrapping a present. And use hot glue to adhere it.

Flip it over and this it what it should look like.

Then I get out your tacks and start pushing them into the sides. You might need a little hammer to get them in better. I placed them right along the wood frame edge-if that makes sense. I first started in all 4 corners, then the middle and then in between the middle and corner...and so on. I don't like to measure, so I basically eye balled it. I did this all around the board.

Here's a closer look of the tacks. Hobby Lobby has different styles you can choose from.

A closer look of the finished board. You can use as many tacks as you want. I could of used more but liked this look the best. I bought 2 packages but 1 package was plenty.

Now I have a fun, updated bulletin board made for less than $3!

I hope you all had a great weekend! It's snowing here in Nebraska today. Hopefully our last dose of winter for awhile.

I want to thank Tracy from All Thumbs Crafts for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to me! It really means a lot. Tracy creates fun crafts and shares wonderful blogging tips on her blogs. Go check her out!

Terrific Under Ten is tomorrow! Do you have your $10 or less project/thrift find ready to share? I hope you can join in on the fun!


  1. Love the board! I can't wait to get my big project out of the way so I can start doing things like this! Hope you had a great weekend and congrats on the award! :)

  2. Hi Kindra, Just became a follower of your blog. I love your home and your style of decorating. I was all Prim and am slowly changing some rooms in my home to a lighter style of decorating. I love all things burlap. Hope you have time to visit my blog. I am new to blogging and have a ways to go. Check back later in the week to see the great burlap find my daughter found for me while out thrifting. Have a great week.

  3. I have an old cork board I may do this to. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! I have (want to, actually) to stop at the thrift store today so I will be on the lookout for a corkboard!

  5. Looks just like the Ballard bulletin board! Love it!

  6. That is stinkin' cute! and actually looks fairly easy. You are very clever my dear!

  7. I love it! And something I can do. I don't have a sewing machine, but I do have a glue gun! Can't wait to try it!

  8. I recently picked up a decent size burlap remnant at Joann's. I had forgotten about this project. I love the look of it!

  9. Looking good! I had no idea you could get these tacks at HL, I tried Home Depot and could not find them. Great advice. xx,
    Autumn Clark

  10. Looks great I love it! I am a new follower from the blog swap at homemaker on a dime.

  11. great minds think bought a cork board to do the same project...It's in the to do pile...linked up to your party....thanks for hosting...

  12. Great idea, we have several of these laying around here for some reason. But I digress, popped in to Hobby Lobby tonight to pick up the tacks and alas, they are discontinued. Insert wail here. However, my local Ace Hardware had something very similar for $1.49 for a giant pack. Score!


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