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Topic: Another noticeboard- retro style  (Read 1107 times)
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« on: December 13, 2010 12:08:07 PM »

I made this today for my mums' Christmas present. I found the green velvet in a charity shop for 2, and we both wanted it. My mum wanted some to recover the dining chair cushions with, but there wasn't enough material. She also said that she wanted a noticeboard for Christmas, 'like those with ribbons across it'.

While we were clearing out some of my things for charity I remembered I had a cork noticeboard, which I'd painted bright pink then decided I didn't like it. I covered it in wadding and fabric using staples and thumbtacks, after lots of fiddling and realising the wadding was too thick so I halved it.

I couldn't decide on a suitable fabric other than this, and didn't have enough of any ribbon she'd like apart from this, so I put them together. I added some vintage buttons which are a combination of my nanna's button collection and whatever I've salvaged. Since I took the photos I've also added some hooks and twisted green ribbon for it to hang from.

I quite like it, though I sacrificed being able to pin things to it for the look of the squishy padding.


« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010 01:54:03 PM »

It will look beautiful hanging from the wall, whether it has other utility or not. Really nice!
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 11:23:55 PM »

Man that is really nice. I love those and can never figure them out for crap. I botched my last one terribly so I resort to buying them now lol *gasp*

« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010 06:33:47 AM »

Really? It's the first one I've ever done- a combination of staples and thumbtacks, and I used an awl to make holes to sew the buttons on through the whole lot. I need to wrap it up yet- it's hidden in my wardrobe.

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