Add style and organization to your home by making a ribbon-striped bulletin board ... go even further by making one just for Halloween.
Objects can be either slipped behind the ribbons or pinned directly to the board.
- Staple gun
- Tacks (optional)
- Cork bulletin board, canvas board, Styrofoam board or fiberboard (available at hardware stores)
- Fabric a bit bigger than the bulletin board
- Ribbon (in various colors and sizes) or you can use twill tape or even seam binding
- Cut a piece of fabric to cover your board (I used old velvet curtains for my fabric.) Lay the board on the material and cut the material to fit the same shape as the board, leaving enough material (about 2 1/2 inches on each side) to wrap around to the back. Make sure to iron the material if it has wrinkles and/or fold marks.
- Use a staple gun to affix your fabric securely behind the board, stapling the two opposite sides first. Tuck the corners.
- Flip the board right side up and lay the ribbons on the board to determine pattern, spacing and length of ribbon. Cut them prior to putting them on.
- Turn board over again and staple ends of ribbon to the back of the board; pull the ribbon straight and tight over the front of the board and staple to the other end of the back.
I found these great Martha Stewart Halloween ribbons at our local craft store and had to find a way to use them.