Monday, 17 March 2014

Making a new noticeboard

I shared in the previous post the process of using 3 random items at home for a new look for our entrance hall.

We always use the entrance for notices or messages but the little magnetic board was not quite right so I knew that a new noticeboard was needed.

I had made a noticeboard for my bedroom so I have some experience with how to do it. The frame was a dated gold picture frame that was a good size so I took the backing board off; painted & waxed it at the same time as the little table & picture frame.

I have been asked several times how I do the noticeboard so this is my version


The picture frame backing board was padded with some wadding. The easiest way is to use a glue gun & to stick it to the board edges. I used a neutral interlining to cover the board because I love the soft feel  & colour of it.

I always like to plan my ribbons by cutting a sheet of paper the right size then working it all out.


I had a few different ribbons so I worked out the pattern, measured it to keep it straight then hot glued it to the edges to keep it in place.

Because the backing board is thin hardboard, I knew from experience that the tacks would come through the back, so I worked on a wooden board, pushing the tacks all the way through to the back before securing them with a good blob of hot glue on the back to keep it in place.

The backing board was secured back into the frame & it was ready for hanging.


It is the perfect combination & now serves a really useful purpose - up cycled & serving a good purpose now.


Thanks for stopping by, for reading this & for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope I have inspired you to try something different.

Dee~♥~

4 comments:

  1. How fun! We are so glad you visited us over at Button Floozies and hope you come back again, soon!

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    1. Thanks for returning the visit Laurie - I will certainly be back over to visit your blog again soon

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  2. I like this kind of notice board as you can adapt it to suit the style of your decor.

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    1. Thanks Maggi - I agree as it is more in keeping with my décor & still has a very useful purpose in our busy lives. Thanks for stopping by again ....

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