DIY/Crafts

{DIY} Burlap Bulletin Board

 

It’s so simple to dress up your office or room with this burlap bulletin board diy tutorial.

diy burlap board at TidyMom,net

While I was in the middle of working on my new office, painting the walls and desk, I stopped for a quick little DYI project that I knew I would just love in my new space!

Supplies you will need:

a cork board – this was an old one we had laying around that the cat used as a scratching spot!
Staple Gun (a girl can’t live without one of these! Seriously if you don’t have one, you should get one!)
Burlap fabric – I bought a yard, and have some left over
Scissors
Upholstery Tacks – I used about 62 tacks the way I spaced them

Lay out the burlap on your cork board and cut so you have about 2″-3″ more on each side. Fold over frame and staple on the back side.

Place tacks around the board just under the frame. I didn’t measure, but what I did was first I placed a tack in each corner, then a tack in the center of each side, then another tack in the center of each pair of tacks. I continued that was until I had the board filled. You could space them all butt up to each other, or you could space them out more and use less tacks.


That’s it!!! Easy Peasy!

Here’s a quick “before” shot

and after maybe 15 mins. – I bought those cute rustic clips and thought they looked perfect on each side of my new bulletin board!

diy burlap board at TidyMom,net

I just LOVE how it turned out and I have a few more plans that include burlap in my new space!!

My new office space is coming along – I have pictures to share later this week, and a few more easy projects I did for the room!! I’m SO excited with how this room is turning out! Like a BREATH of FRESH AIR!

 

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

91 Responses to “{DIY} Burlap Bulletin Board”

  1. Richella posted on August 6, 2009 at 8:59 am (#
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    Thank you for this! I have an old cork board that I've been wanting to re-cover, and was wondering what to do about the frame. . . now I know! Great idea.

  2. Richella posted on August 6, 2009 at 8:59 am (#
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    Thank you for this! I have an old cork board that I've been wanting to re-cover, and was wondering what to do about the frame. . . now I know! Great idea.

  3. Michelle posted on August 6, 2009 at 9:22 am (#
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    So, so cute…I have a few bulletin boards sitting around here just begging for an adorable makeover like this! Thanks for sharing :)

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Michelle
    (Treasure the Moment)

  4. Michelle posted on August 6, 2009 at 9:22 am (#
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    So, so cute…I have a few bulletin boards sitting around here just begging for an adorable makeover like this! Thanks for sharing :)

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Michelle
    (Treasure the Moment)

  5. queenbee posted on August 6, 2009 at 10:01 am (#
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    This turned out very cute. I love the look of the burlap with nailhead trim.

  6. queenbee posted on August 6, 2009 at 10:01 am (#
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    This turned out very cute. I love the look of the burlap with nailhead trim.

  7. Tamara Jansen posted on August 6, 2009 at 11:53 am (#
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    What a cute project? Now I'm wishing I'd use less of the burlap I bought on the scarecrow and saved some for one of these :)

  8. Tamara Jansen posted on August 6, 2009 at 11:53 am (#
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    What a cute project? Now I'm wishing I'd use less of the burlap I bought on the scarecrow and saved some for one of these :)

  9. thehammondfamily posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm (#
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    So cute and easy! I founda giant bulletin board and a scrap of burlap just waiting to be used in my basement. It is a perfect fit and I can't wait to make it! Thanks for the inspiration Tidy Mom!

  10. thehammondfamily posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm (#
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    So cute and easy! I founda giant bulletin board and a scrap of burlap just waiting to be used in my basement. It is a perfect fit and I can't wait to make it! Thanks for the inspiration Tidy Mom!

  11. thehammondfamily posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm (#
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    What a cute and easy project! I found all of the supplies needed for this in my basement. I can't wait to make this! Thanks for your inspiration Tidy Mom!

  12. thehammondfamily posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:41 pm (#
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    What a cute and easy project! I found all of the supplies needed for this in my basement. I can't wait to make this! Thanks for your inspiration Tidy Mom!

  13. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm (#
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    How that's a GREAT bulletin board! I bought one at a yard sale a couple of weeks back and bought burlap just last weekend at the Goodwill. Can you see where I'm going with this? Love it! Thanks for the great idea!

  14. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage posted on August 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm (#
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    How that's a GREAT bulletin board! I bought one at a yard sale a couple of weeks back and bought burlap just last weekend at the Goodwill. Can you see where I'm going with this? Love it! Thanks for the great idea!

  15. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row posted on August 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm (#
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    Love the burlap and nailheads. Thank you!

  16. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row posted on August 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm (#
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    Love the burlap and nailheads. Thank you!

  17. Sarah posted on August 7, 2009 at 12:18 am (#
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    Oh that is so cute! I am in the midst of building a craft room and this is going into my idea folder… err well it would if I had an idea folder :)

  18. Sarah posted on August 7, 2009 at 12:18 am (#
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    Oh that is so cute! I am in the midst of building a craft room and this is going into my idea folder… err well it would if I had an idea folder :)

  19. Bay posted on August 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm (#
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    Love this idea and I am stealing it as we speak. Love the "nailhead" trim. Absolutely love it. Found you by way of DIY Day and I'll be back!

  20. Bay posted on August 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm (#
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    Love this idea and I am stealing it as we speak. Love the "nailhead" trim. Absolutely love it. Found you by way of DIY Day and I'll be back!

  21. Tina posted on August 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm (#
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    I LOVE Burlap! I have a plain board now, this looks like a good idea for mine!!

  22. Tina posted on August 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm (#
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    I LOVE Burlap! I have a plain board now, this looks like a good idea for mine!!

  23. Cindy posted on August 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm (#
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    That is a wonderful idea and it looks so GREAT!! Love it! Hugs ~cindy s~

  24. Cindy posted on August 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm (#
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    That is a wonderful idea and it looks so GREAT!! Love it! Hugs ~cindy s~

  25. Steph posted on August 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm (#
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    What a cute and easy project. Where did you get that turquoise colored bird in front of the board? I absolutely love it.

  26. Steph posted on August 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm (#
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    What a cute and easy project. Where did you get that turquoise colored bird in front of the board? I absolutely love it.

  27. Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure posted on October 19, 2009 at 12:25 am (#
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! And I love your blog! I'm definitly a new follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure posted on October 19, 2009 at 12:25 am (#
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! And I love your blog! I'm definitly a new follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Kari @ Ucreate posted on January 7, 2010 at 11:16 pm (#
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    What a FABULOUS way to use burlap!! I love this and I am sooo featuring this!!

  30. Kari @ Ucreate posted on January 7, 2010 at 11:16 pm (#
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    What a FABULOUS way to use burlap!! I love this and I am sooo featuring this!!

  31. Rachel@oneprettything.com posted on January 8, 2010 at 12:01 am (#
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    Wow, that is so pretty, I love it. I just came by via U Create and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to this project if you didn't mind.

  32. Rachel@oneprettything.com posted on January 8, 2010 at 12:01 am (#
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    Wow, that is so pretty, I love it. I just came by via U Create and I'm so glad I did. I would love to link to this project if you didn't mind.

  33. Elizabeth posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm (#
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    I'm so glad I found you today via One Pretty Thing. I have been looking for a way to cover my bulletin board in a nice way without having to remove or cover (in a tacky way) the metal frame that surrounded it. It's a large office cork board that I got for free so I really wanted to make use of it. Thank You! I can't wait to get started on my inspiration board.

  34. Elizabeth posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm (#
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    I'm so glad I found you today via One Pretty Thing. I have been looking for a way to cover my bulletin board in a nice way without having to remove or cover (in a tacky way) the metal frame that surrounded it. It's a large office cork board that I got for free so I really wanted to make use of it. Thank You! I can't wait to get started on my inspiration board.

  35. Ginger posted on March 21, 2011 at 8:09 pm (#
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    I linked to your adorable board!!! Great job!

  36. Patricia Anderson posted on January 5, 2013 at 11:28 am (#
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    I am part of a group of volunteers that is starting a new scheme in our neighbourhood in Denver. One of the community projects that we are going to to initiate relatates to your blog, and therefor some of the information here is of value for us and I just wanted so say thank you for that.

  37. Zambini posted on January 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm (#
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    I love this post! I actually just wrote a post a lot like this without seeing that you`d already put this up. I love how polished and neat the furniture tacks make the board- it really brings it to the next level. My post included different ways of using a big hunk of cardboard, including making a bulletin board out of it, but I think I like the finished result of a real bulletin board better :)

  38. Tasiyagnunpa Livermont posted on February 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm (#
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    My handsome half has a staple gun around the house, but I think the staples might be too big. What size staple gun or staples (does a single gun use different staple sizes?) do you use usually? Is that what you used for this project?

    This is so freaking cute! Thanks for the idea.

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