Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One Yard Wonders: Tack Board

Oh dear!  It's been over a month since I last posted.  Bad blogger!  BAD!
In my defense, I've been busy.  Well not really.  But Stephen has, and he had to use the computer for schoolwork and I felt bad taking it away from him for blogging purposes, soooooo here we are, a month later!  I haven't stopped making stuff though (although that has slowed down a little bit too).  To make up for it, here's a cute Josie picture:
"Hello?  Hello??!!  The reception on this thing is terrible!"

Now, let's get to it shall we?

For Christmas my sister gave me the most awesome of books!  One Yard Wonders is full of projects that use one yard of fabric or less.  It's got lots of fun looking patterns, and I have this idea that one day I will make everything in this book.  My stick-to-it-ness isn't quite what it used to be, though, so we'll see how many I actually end up doing.  

The first project in the book is a fabric covered bulletin board.  It was simple and really straightforward so I jumped right on it!  I got my yard of fabric, a piece of corkboard, and a cool weathered-looking frame to glue it into.  Enjoy these pictures of my making process and brief descriptions, as I'm not sure reading a story of me going through the project will be very interesting...  It's one of those fun to do, not fun to talk about kind of things.

Here's my cork board - it was longer but I chopped it off to fit in the frame.

I stapled the fabric to the corkboard.  An office type stapler works for this project, but if you have a "heavier dutier" one, I would recommend using it.

Voila!  My board pre-framing.

Tada! It's done!  This is actually before I glued it in, but I didn't take any after pictures, and it looks the same as this now, except with a few dried glue globs on the frame.

I tried to use hot glue to glue this in, but I was way too slow with it and the darn glue hardened up before I could get the board into the frame.  So I tried good old Tacky Glue instead.  Is there anything Tacky Glue isn't good for? Yes of course, but it's pretty good for most craft projects.  Anyways, the  Tacky Glue worked like a charm, but...
As Josie would say "Pfffftttttt! Sorry Mom"

Oops!  I glued my project to the carpet.  In the end, I got a really cute and beautiful bulletin board.  We did learn a lesson here today though.  If your project is so big that you have to work on it on the living room carpet, for the love, spread some newspaper under your workspace.


MOM said...

AK thinks you should coverr a BB for Em.

Jenny said...

Can't do it... I'm a professional now - I gotta stack that paper! ;)