DIY Bulletin Board From Old Picture Frame

5 Materials
30 Minutes

This DIY bulletin board from an old picture frame is so easy, there is really no need for instructions. You can pretty much do it however you please.

We did this project awhile back, but never shared with you here on Hometalk. So, here is the simple instructions and inspiration.

I purchased an old white frame at a flea market for $1.00! It has been sitting in the garage for a few months, and I decided to make a bulletin board for my office. I always need something to put work stuff on, or pin little pieces of paper, but I wanted something cute at the same time. My office has a vintage theme, so I thought this frame would fit in well.

So, all you need is:

  • Old empty frame
  • White foam board or a cork board
  • Piece of burlap (optional, but pretty)
  • Staple gun (or little nails)
  • Saw tooth hangers

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1. First, cut the foam board or cork board to fit the back of the frame, then used a small staple gun to staple it to the back, making sure it was going into wooden frame. You could easily use penny nails, or even a tack gun. (probably even a glue gun!) Anything to get the job done. It depends on the type of frame you have.

2. Cut the burlap to fit the inside of frame. I stapled that to the front of foam board so it would look pretty (totally optional though). If you look at the photo above, you can see how I slipped the burlap inside.

3. Put a saw tooth hanger on the back so it can hang from wall or any surface. I added a ribbon to the hanger so it could hang from my room divider area.

That’s it! Obviously, the burlap and even saw tooth hanger are optional. It would also be cute to just rest it on a desk or table.

You can view the photo above and see how we just slid the burlap into place one the foam board was on. For this frame, I used foam cork board, but for others I have just used foam board. Either is fine!

We used one saw tooth in the middle, then added ribbon to it so it can hang from a divider. You can use as many hangers as needed depending on size of the frame.

Suggested materials:
  • Foam Board   (Store)
  • Old Picture Frame   (Flea Market)
  • Burlap   (Store)
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Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet
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