DIY Bulletin Board

by Laura Carrozza, Feb 14 2017

Whether you're doing some spring cleaning or getting your office organized, we all like to make the organizing seem less dreadful and more aesthetically pleasing, at least, that's how I feel. Cleaning is the worst, but when I can make it a fun project, I go all in! So when deciding to organize my office, I realized I needed a new bulletin board. And in my normal fashion, I thought it would be fun to make one. Little did I know it actually turned out to be MUCH more cost effective to make this rather than buy one! Crazy, right?! So I wanted to share how I created this little beauty with you so you can jazz up your office, craft room or child's bedroom!

This is what you'll need:

Step One:

Begin by painting your frame. I used Folk Art Color Shift in Blue Violet Flash. It took about 3 coats to really cover the entire frame. Color Shift looks really cool on pieces and other decor that has some round shape to it and since the frame I used has some dimension to it, I decided it would be fun to use this paint.

Step Two:

While the frame is drying, decorate your cork board with washi tape. I used a three inch ruler to space out each piece of washi tape. If you want to go a step further, you can use ribbon instead of washi tape.

diy bulletin board

Step Three:

After you've finished decorating the cork board and once the frame as finished drying, pop the cork board into the back of the frame. I had to use a soft mallet to pop the cork board into the back of the frame. Secure by using a nail gun, if you have one. It may not be necessary, as I didn't need to use one.

Step Four:

Cut some twine and secure the ends of the twine to the end of the frame to hang. I measure in 5 inches on each side from the edge of the frame and glued the twine at those points. Allow about 24 hours for the glue to cure before hanging. 

diy bulletin board

DIY Bulletin Board

I hope you have fun with your new bulletin board! Happy DIY-ing!

Follow me on Instagram for more fun crafts and ideas. Visit my blog at Jersey Peach Designs.


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