Getting Organized: DIY Burlap Bulletin Board
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 2/3 yard patterned burlap
- Unframed cork Board
- Staple gun
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- Glue dot runner
- Chalkboard clothespin clips
- Chalkboard clothespins
- High temperature hot glue gun
- Command Caddy
- Mason jar chalkboard plaque
- Optional: colorful thin ribbon for hanging the mason jar plaque
Cut burlap about 5″ wider and longer than cork board.
Place the piece of burlap (pattern down) on a smooth surface and center cork board (face down) on top of it. Wrap burlap around the edges of the board and staple it to the back with a staple gun, pulling the burlap tight as you go. Notch out the burlap and staple around it for the holes to hang cork board.
Staple the burlap along the length of the board on both sides of it before working on the corners. Then take the corner piece, pull it tight towards the center of the board and staple it down. If any staples are sticking up, use a small hammer to tap them in tighter.
Use a coordinating grosgrain ribbon to create a decorative border. Simply use a glue dot runner to apply glue dots to one side of the ribbon along a length about 2″ shorter than the length of the side of the cork board. Starting 1″ in from the edge of the board, lay down the glue-dotted ribbon so it adheres to burlap. At the corner, flip your ribbon over and follow the same steps for the next side. A small dot of glue from a hot glue gun will help keep corners laying flat and staying in place.
To personlize, embellish the board. Hot glue the thumbtacks onto the back of some chalkboard clothespins and chalkboard clothespin clips. Pins and clips won't puncture wholes in the letters or notes that are attached to the board!
Add decorative ribbons and trims that add a unique element and pop color.
This post was written as part of a sponsored collaboration with Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft. All opinions and love for my new burlap bulletin board are 100% my own. Kris Jarrett