When I bought this fabric, many months ago before I knew I was having a girl, I knew that one day I would have a girl and I needed to make a bulletin board/photo board with it. It was so stinkin' cute. I haven't jumped on the owl bandwagon/craze but these owls were so cute in the remnant bin that I had to take them home.
cork board/bulletin board
fabric to cover
spray paint (optional)
super glue (maybe)
Step 1: lay your batting over your bulletin board. Make sure you have enough to cover the front and wrap around to the back multiple inches. Pull tightly, but not too tightly and staple on the back. Fold corners as needed to keep them looking as nice as possible. Pretend you're wrapping a Christmas present.
Step 2: Lay your fabric over the batting and position as needed. After stapling one side, pull tight across and staple the other side to the back of the bulletin board. I used 3/8 of an inch staples after discovering the 1/4 inch staples were not long enough. They kept popping out. Continue stapling around, pulling tightly and trying to keep the corners looking nicely.
Step 3: The fun part! Ribbon!! I started with the corners that were farthest apart and stapled on the back. If you want to measure how far apart your ribbon is, feel free. I freehanded it and ended up with some rows farther apart than others. Oh well.
And that's it!! You have a beautiful fabric covered photo board!! Enjoy!!
Next up, I have my adventures in canning and dehydrating as well as some appliqued tie onesies that I am making. As soon as I finish them and mail them off, I will post them and the tutorial I used here! See you soon!!