Monday, January 24, 2011

Ballard's Knockoff Bulletin Board

When the latest Ballard Catalog came in the mail, I immediately wanted this burlap bulletin board.  

Of course my mind started thinking of ways I could make it cheaper. Also, I needed one that was smaller for a perfect spot above my craft desk.

 I had just been to Sam's Club and picked up some diet coke (my fav) and they came in this cardboard container. I cut the edges off so that it was flat.

 Then, I cut some burlap so that about an inch or so hung over the board. I hot glued 2 sides so that the burlap was tight around the cardboard. Then I glued down the rest.

 This is what it looked like after it was all glued down.

I happened to have some furniture tacks handy and so I stuck them in about an inch apart. Because I put the tacks into cardboard, they stick out a little bit. No worries.


I just took some pliers and bent down the sharp parts.

Here it is all done!

It works perfectly to hold little pieces of paper or inspiration for a new project!

I am linking this project to THESE parties. 

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  1. love it. Totally great way to recycle.

  2. Love it! Thanks for bringing it to my party!

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  4. Fantastic!! I love recycled (and copied) projects!! :)

  5. Very very nice! I like how you used what you had a a mere fraction of the cost!

  6. Love it! I also saw these and cut out the pic from the catalog to file in my DIY to-do file! I haven't gotten to them yet, LOL! Found you from fingerprints on the fridge! Great job!

  7. Hey, I love Ballard Designs and I love your burlap better than theirs! Great Job Little Sister :)

  8. Thanks for the idea! I just made easy, cheap, and cute!

  9. Love your creativeness over here. I am a new follower.


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