The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flower Bulletin Board

Here's a spin on a typical squared bulletin board.

I put this up for my daughter's pictures and scraps of paper. Of course you can personalize this with any type of fabric.

I cringe every time I throw away Styrofoam, besides it being horrible for the environment, it really is a good crafting medium.

Even without using the cork board on top this is a great way to recycle Styrofoam.

Materials I used:
A roll of cork board
Hot glue gun
Mod Podge
Vacuum (you're gonna need it)

Initially I wanted to use JUST the cork board, but it was on the thin side so it needed some extra thickness. That's when I turned to this Styrofoam. There was a ton of it left over from my daughter's giant doll house we put together. I knew it could be used for something, and this was it!

First I free hand drew a flower peddle on the Styrofoam and cut it out with a knife.

Here is where the vacuum comes in, this stuff gets everywhere!

A plastic lid was used to trace the middle circle.

So with all that cut out, now on to the cork board.

Simply trace and cut.

I hot glued the Styrofoam to the cork board.

* (I recommend using a regular glue for this step since the hot glue melts the Styrofoam, and gives off fumes).

Any one up for an oatmeal cream pie? :)

On to the fabric.

These vibrant fabric sheets I picked up from Joann's, which was actually my first time there, can you believe it?

I was happily surprised that in the fabric section, they have a nice variety of squares of fabric for $2, perfect for crafting!

Anyway, I used iron-on bonding strips to bond the fabric to the cork board.

Again, this step can be substituted for another type of glue.

After fabric is attached to the cork, cut around at least ½ inch of fabric.

Then snip all the way around.

Use Mod Podge or glue down the sides.

To hang, I hammered a nail in the wall and simply punched each petal into place.

Complete & cute!

This project turned out a bit lengthy - this was my first go at it, and I'm sure there can be substitutes and shortcuts made.

Linking to:

Keeping It Simple The Girl Creative

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  1. Stopping in from A Girl Creative - this is super cute and fun! I may borrow this idea once my daughter is old enough!

  2. What a cute idea!! I love the look of it and the fun fabric!

  3. Wow!! That is sooooo neat!! I love it! We are redoing our girls room soon and I will definitely keep this in mind. :)

  4. So creative and pretty! Much better than the usual rectangle boards. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

    P.S. Where did you get the cork on a roll like that? That looks like the ideal item for a crafter's arsenal.

  5. Cheryl, I got the cork on a roll from Hobby Lobby, for about $6.

    Thanks for the wonderful comments!

  6. Very cute! This would be great to make for my daughter's room.

  7. OH. MY. WORD. This is just the cutest thing! How very very clever! I love it!

  8. Wow, beautiful project! I hope you'll link up this coming Saturday for our very first Saturday Spotlight Linky party!

  9. I love it - I did a bulletin board in strips:

    I host a link party on Tuesdays and would love to have you join!

  10. I just found your blog tonight through fingerprints on the have such great crafts going on here...thanks for sharing all you do...gonna have to go find me some starfish to make into cute!


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