8.19.2008

1, 2, 3 posts for back-to-school week

So today's post is on bulletin boards. Yea!!! I can hear the resounding cheer across the blogosphere! (Hey that rhymed...I really didn't mean to make a poem.) I love having places to put photos, papers etc. and so do my kiddos.


In the boys room, I thought it would be fun to make one of those modular bulletin board walls with each board upholstered in a different fabric, but there isn't enough wall space. Since I really wanted to tie in the brown velvet and denim that I have used throughout the room, I decided to make this "patchwork" board. I was going to do it the "right" way and sew the pieces together, but then I remembered FABRITAC! I glued them! Then I pulled out my handy staple gun and stapled the fabric to the wood frame of the bulletin board. But it was missing something (that, and the glued seams didn't look quite right to me) so I added upholstery tacks and ribbon. That was the finishing touch it needed. Not bad for about 15 minutes of time!!

I made this board quite a while ago when One and the Princess shared a room. I just hot glued the green check fabric over an existing bulletin board. But when we moved to our previous house, the Princess got her own room and I used the green check as an accent so I had to pretty-up the board! I love the look of ribbon boards so I just pulled out some pink grosgrain and tacked it on. I've toyed with the idea of gluing flowers onto the tacks...maybe someday.

This is my finger. When I was trimming the fabric off the back of the boys' bulletin board, I trimmed my pinky finger! Yes, those are the Princess' Barbie bandaids! I could tell you that I used them because they were the only bandaids I could find in the house. It's not true, but I could tell you that. One of my little quirks is the fact that I like using my kiddos' bandaids when I get a "booboo". They make me take myself less seriously (especially Two's Spongebob bandaids!) Why do I tell you all of this? Because I never realized how hard it is to type with a bandaid on your pinky finger! This post has taken me forever! ;)
Happy Crafting~

9 comments:

aj said...

Girlfriend, I love your bandaid! I have been known to sport a Hannah Montana, Strawberry Shortcake or even Hello Kitty bandaid:)
Love the memo boards!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable bulletin boards! If they are that easy, I might give them a try sometime. Thank you for the idea!
-Carrie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute cute cute! Love them! cherry

Darlene said...

Great idea....both of those boards are too cute!!

My hubby has had to get doctored before with a pink Barbie band-aid by Dr. Lexi....hee hee

Shannon said...

Such a cute idea! I love the idea of using pretty tacks.

Alexis said...

I'm fond of the Backyardigans band-aids myself :)

Valarie said...

I have to buy princess bandaids and Dora bandaids for my daughter. She is 14! Sometimes I don't even think she has a boo boo, she just like them.

Love the boards, sorry about the pinky. :)

Ashley said...

Ha! I use Spongebob bandaids, too! I'm not sure how I ended up with these (since I have no children... somewhere through college I inherited them but I still use them.) No shame! Cute boards!

Kelly said...

I cut myself yesterday while shaving and was devastated to discover that I only had the skin-tone colored bandaids. Why is it that fun colored bandaids make cuts feel so much better?

Love the bulletin boards by the way!