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« on: May 07, 2017 08:38:04 AM »

I have a HUGE dead space behind me desk at work so I needed something to fill the void
I had an old cork board that was headed for the trash so I decided to refurbish it into something beautiful and useful

Gather your supplies

(1) cork board
1 yard of batting (like what goes between quilt layers)
1 yard of main fabric
2 spools of 1/4" wide ribbon
Staple gun (make sure you have staples so you're not running out at midnight)
I got everything on clearance so it was SUPER cheap

1.  press fabric and lay right side down
2.  lay batting on top of fabric
3.  lay cork board right side down on top of fabric and batting

4.  starting at the corners staple through both layers of fabric securing tightly to the board.  Hold the fabric taut so there's no slack

5.  move to the long edges stapling every couple of inches
6.  trim off excess fabric and attach hanging hardware

VOILA!  Fill it with pics of your favorite people!
Apologies if the pics are upside down, I tried editing them but am a'feared I failed miserable
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017 01:50:24 AM »

Great tutorial!  Might have to try this with an old corkboard of mine, to snazz it up a bit.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017 06:37:06 PM »

How did you attach the ribbon? Did you sew it onto the fabric first? Your spacing is very even - how did you lay it out so you could be sure it would be straight and not uneven?

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017 06:42:47 AM »

How did you attach the ribbon? Did you sew it onto the fabric first? Your spacing is very even - how did you lay it out so you could be sure it would be straight and not uneven?

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I stapled it on the back of the board
Measuring, lots and lots of measuring for space, I started in the center and worked from there
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