Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bulletin Board Makeover

Once again I’m going with a fairly simple project for my tutorial. But I was thinking about it and really, I haven’t had very many complicated ones. And my feedback I get tells me you’re ok with that! So occasionally I may have a more complicated tutorial but for the most part I’ll stick with the basics that even the most beginner of crafters can do.

So growing up I had this HUGE bulletin board in my room. nothing fancy, just a framed piece of cork board. Well I decided that it would be a great way to display the necklaces I make for craft shows my mom and I do. Of course, I couldn’t have it just plain cork. It needed to have pizazz.

So here’s the before picture:

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Supplies Needed:

  • Bulletin Board
  • Mod Podge
  • Paper (enough sheets to completely cover)
  • Spray Paint

Step 1: Spray paint the frame of the board. I chose pink because my mom and I decided our colors for all our displays would be pink, black, and white. Make sure you get all the edges. Let dry.

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Step 2: Before actually gluing your paper to the bulletin board, arrange it so that it overlaps and such exactly how you want. Remember that once you apply mod podge there is no going back. Start in once corner and apply the mod podge directly onto the cork board. Carefully lay your paper down so that there aren’t any bubbles. I would also recommend tucking it under the frame a little before pressing down. Repeat with all the paper. Finish with a layer of mod podge over the top. Let dry. NOTE: While drying some of those smaller bubbles will disappear as the paper contracts.

And you’re done! See, super easy!

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2 comments:

  1. thank you for the decoupage idea!! I wanted to snazzy up my boring bulletin board and this was a great way to do it! I just tore up pieces of paper and lined the inside of the board and it looks SO much better! I never would have thought to just glue it to the cork. Thanks!! :)

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  2. do you think it is possible to decoupage a poster onto cork board? i have an idea for a christmas gift but i don't want to ruin it.

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