Burlap Bulletin Board

3 Materials
1 Hour
I needed a quick and easy way to stick up notes or mail that was in view to remind me to run an errand, pay a bill, or leave a message. Then I saw a burlap bulletin board that looked like a fun project to make and it would solve my message board problem. If it is not out in sight, I forget things easily but I hate stacking bills and announcements on my desk or table. This would work for me!
I looked for a damaged or scratched inexpensive picture frame at the local department store and picked one up for $2.00. You cannot beat that price! Usually I shop at the Dollar Tree or other Dollar stores for frames, but I happened to be in a super center and picked this one.
I folded the burlap and laid it across the backboard of the picture frame to measure the burlap size and measure how many "pockets" I wanted. It was easy to attach the burlap on the back once I had laid out all the pieces and decided on the number. Then I just cut burlap to fit and attached it.
I found a handy place by the door and also my desk to hang it up.
Here is a close up to show the pockets and how easily I can slip mail or notes in the pockets or even use pins to tack notes on it. There are a total of 4 pockets. All this with left over burlap from Christmas decor and a scratched picture frame.
I covered the frame scratches with furniture markers that repair furniture scratches. You cannot see them even if you know where they were located. This was a fun and easy project, but too late for the material project. It saves me a messy desk and puts the information in my sight where I will remember to take care of each one.
Suggested materials:
  • Burlap   (on hand or Walmart or Amazon)
  • Frame   (Department store damaged sale)
  • Stapler   (On hand or department store)
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  • Jlu32242190 Jlu32242190 on Feb 07, 2018
    What do you use for the backing board and how and where do you attach the burlap To the backing board?

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