With the new school year in full swing I wanted to post a little DIY project that I did this summer.
My aunt is a teacher at my old high school and we wanted to vamp up her classroom. Our mascot is a Pirate and school colors are maroon and gold. The majority of the room is painted and she has a lot of adorable pirate decorations in her room but she wanted something a little more trendy and fun behind her desk.
This project was so easy and fun and I love the way it turned out.
:::STEP 1::: Add your choice of fabric to the cork board. I LOVE this chevron fabric! It doesn’t have to be cut super even to fit the board because your burlap is going to run across the edges.I applied it to the board by stapling it because I thought hot glue would melt it. I stapled just around the very edges and started up and down and left to right so it would be on tight.
:::STEP 2::: Cut the burlap into strips. I cut them in all different sizes. Some were longer, some shorter, some wider, and some thinner. They don’t have to be the same which makes this project even easier. You will need a lot of these.
:::STEP 3::: Start in one corner and bunch some of your burlap together and hot glue it to the board. REMEMBER that the glue will seep through the burlap and burn you-I did that often. I didn’t bunch the same way every time. I would do it all different so it would look fuller and not precise.
:::STEP 4::: Finish out your board by bunching and gluing burlap on all four sides. Try to make sure that one size isn’t fuller than the other. Mine above is that way a little at the top. Once I did that I went around each side, tugging at all areas to see if there was any loose pieces. If so, dab a little glue so the burlap stays in place.
:::STEP 5::: This step is completely optional but I feel like it is what makes the board. I bought these pre-cut, placed stencils over the top and sponged on paint. (our school is pronounced “bing”) Glue them onto a thick piece of ribbon or sting and it is ready to be put onto the board.
Last, glue your banner onto your bulletin board and it is ready to decorate!
My aunt put pictures of her kids, school calendar, etc on hers.
I love that the burlap can go with anything and it dresses it up as well as making her classroom a little more homey.
I hope you love this little DIY project and please do not hesitate to ask questions!
Stay crafty my friends.