Archive for January 27, 2013

Foam Core Bulletin Board

January 27, 2013

There are lots of tutorials out there on how to make a bulletin board using foam core so I’m just going to quickly show you what I did. Remember my old ‘bulletin board’? It was the back of a flannel tablecloth.


old bulletin board

I didn’t want to do that again so I figured I’d make myself a giant bulletin board.

Step 1 – Buy a foam core board that is so big it is taller than your room.


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Step 2- Get your husband to cut it down to size. Note that we were smart enough to put a piece of wood under it so we didn’t slice up the new flooring. 🙂


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Step 3- Try to staple the batting and flannel to it and find out it doesn’t work. Nothing to bite into. So get out the spray adhesive and glue that sucker down. Trim the batting to size when it’s dry.

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Step 4- Use a mix of spray adhesive and duct tape to affix the flannel to the board. I use flannel rather than cotton because I like to have cotton cling to it (I have a collection of fabric faces from when I started doll making I display). I also glued a thin strip of left over underlayment to the top to help screw it to the wall. This was hubby’s idea.

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Step 5 – I bought enough ribbon to do that criss-cross thing you see on some bulletin boards but in all honestly I don’t really care for it. Instead I used it for a ‘frame’. Here it is screwed to the wall. My husband wasn’t happy when one screw got all bound up in the batting. There’s a mess you can’t see under the ribbon on one side! OOPS.

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and .. TA DA .. all loaded up with my treasures. Gifts from friends, swap pieces, stuff I made. It’s so full I need to make another one already!

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Guess what this means!

January 21, 2013

Practice head

My studio is complete enough to work in, whoo hoo!