Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Ribbon Board

I made this ribbon board for my son's room. It was really easy and fun to make.
This is how I made it:
1) I used an old bulletin board

2) I took them apart and then painted the outside brown

3) Next I covered the cork board with fabric

4) Then I glued the sides down, making sure that they were pulled tight

This is how it looked with the fabric on, now to put on the ribbon

5) I measured the corners and then divided the length by 5 (who knew math would be involved)

6) I marked the sections with a push pin, this is where the ribbon will go

7) I glued the ribbon at the ends, pulling it tight when I glued it down

8) I continued gluing down the ribbon and then measured the other sides and put push pins where the other ribbon would go

9) I then glued the ribbon across the rest of the board

10) I then put buttons on push pins and then put them in between the overlapping ribbons

11) I put the cork board back into the frame

12) I put it on the wall and added some pictures, so cute!

11 comments:

Domestic Nerd said...

I love the polka dot fabric! I made a similar thing for my niece's birthday, but want to make one for each of my son's too! Great blog :) I found you yesterday & am enjoying many of your posts!

http://adomesticnerd.blogspot.com/2010/07/fabric-cork-board.html

Shana said...

That is super cute.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Nicely done and your instructions are very clear. Clever mom!

the cape on the corner said...

i really like this, in fact, i've starred it so that when i get my craft area going, i can make one for myself. thanks for the great tutorial!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

What a great tutorial! This is totally cute!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Very cute! You make it look easy, too.

Terrell said...

I love this idea..I'm so going to have to make one!! I am happy to be your newest blog follower and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrouDecor! I'm hosting at link party/giveaway every Friday and would love to have you link up your finds!! Hope to see you there!!
Hugs,

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

What a cute board! I really like your fabric choice!

Thank you for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Maria Gridley said...

So cute, you did such a great job! Ive been wanting to make these but wasn't exactly sure how to do the ribbon.. so the way you did it and measured it was a duh moment for me.. LOL why hadn't I realize that! haha Thanks for the tutorial!

Crystal said...

This is so adorable! I love the polka dots.

Leslie said...

I have some of that fabric! I love it! Your board turned out FANTASTIC! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!