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Can you Believe this Stunning DIY Oversized Framed Bulletin Board was done in a weekend!

I needed a large inspiration bulletin board for my office but got sticker shock when I went to buy one! So I thought I would see if I could create a similar one on a budget and only use readily available materials. I thought I would share this project in case you wanted to give it a try yourselve.

DIY Oversized Framed Bulletin Board

Materials Needed:

  • Homasote board (This soundproofing board is made of cellulose, and it’s easy to cut with a utility knife and a straight edge to the exact dimensions your space requires.) My bulletin board is 3 ‘x 6’ and the hardware store cut it for me.
  • Fabric
  • Stapler
  • Case moulding (To frame the bulletin board)
  • Miter Saw
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Paint and Paint brush
  • Ribbon (I used 3/8″ and a total of 27 metres)
  • Upholstery tacks (I used a total of 61)
  • Drop Cloth
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Finishing nails and hammer (I used a nail gun)

Step 1. Stretch Fabric: Cut fabric 3 inches larger than board on all sides; lay fabric right-side down. Center board on fabric. Wrap fabric around one side of board and staple once in center back. Pull taut, then staple opposite side. Repeat with other 2 sides. Continue stapling, adding pairs of staples along opposite sides, working toward corners. Stop a few inches before corners.At corners, fold fabric as flat as possible. Staple one side all the way to corner, then fold perpendicular side on top. Pull taut and staple. 

Step 2. Frame: Using a miter saw cut out frame for Bulletin Board. I did a 2 inch over lap of the Homasote board all around. Assemble frame with wood glue and finishing nails. Fill seems and nail holes with wood filler, allow to dry and sand. Apply 2 coats of semi gloss paint.

Step 3. Add Ribbon: I applied my 3/8″ ribbon in a Harlequin Diamond Pattern with a 6″ offset and used Upholstery tacks to secure my ribbon to the board at every intersection. Used straight pins to hold the ribbon in place around the edge temporally.

Step 4. Secure Ribbon: Using a staple gun secure the ribbons to the back of the Bulletin Board.

Step 5. Attach Frame: Attach frame to Bulletin Board using finishing nails. Fill nail holes with Wood Filler, allow to dry, sand and touch up with paint.

Now it was time to get creative and put this bulletin board to use!

Stunning – AND I did this over a weekend with materials from the local hardware store!

I loved being able to make something I will use everyday and will inspire me to be creative.

Are you now a DIY believer now?