How to make a chic bulletin board

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

I’ve been slowly introducing new things to the walls of my apartment, and it’s turning out really cute and eclectic! We’ve been at this apartment for about three years now, and we left the walls sort of bare because we didn’t know if Chicago would be a transitory thing or if we’d stay for a while after I graduated from Northwestern. Since it’s looking like we’ll be here for a bit longer, we figured it was time to stop acting like this is a college dorm.

One of the first things I wanted to find was a pretty pin board to hang above my desk to tack up all those post cards and memos that clutter my desk, but nothing I found was exactly the look I wanted. After a few spins through Pinterest, I found a few good prototypes for inspiration. It took about an hour to make and I’m obsessed! All in all, the project cost around $20. Follow the photo descriptions below for step-by-step instructions.

What you need:

  • Bulletin board (Michael’s)
  • Brass upholstery tacks (Amazon)
  • 2 1/2 feet of fabric (Walmart – I went for a textured beige)
  • Staple gun (Walmart)

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

The ingredients.

How to make a chic bulletin board | The FringeLay out the fabric so there’s an excess of five inches on all sides.

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

You need another person for this part. Pull the fabric taut with all your might and staple one side at a time. After one mess-up in which we had to pull all the staples out and try again, I found placing the staples perpendicular to the edges works best.

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

Fold and staple the corners last.

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

Use a ruler and pencil to mark where you’ll put the brass tacks. I spaced mine 1 inch apart.

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

Finished!

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

How to make a chic bulletin board | The Fringe

 

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