I don’t know about your family but mine is BUSY. Between school, work, family, bills, social events and doctors appointments I had a hard time keeping track of it all in my iPhone. Hence, I decided I needed a calender but I hate just hanging a calender on the wall so of course I needed something functional and pleasing to look at for the kitchen wall it was going on.
This is what I created after a trip to Walmart, $30, and an hour of work later!
- 36×24 Cork Bulletin Board – I bought mine pre-framed and it came with hanging attachments.
- Fabric of your choosing. I went with 1 yard since I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it.
- Fabric Glue and All Purpose Glue. (Make sure it says it will bond to fabric and wood.)
- 2 Spools of grosgrain ribbon.
- Tacks for hanging your calender and anything else that will be going on it.
- A Pencil.
- A Ruler.
Easy as Pie:
- Cut fabric into (2) 38x10in pieces. On the back of the fabric (the side that won’t be showing) measure out a 36x8in square. This will leave you with a 1 inch boarder all the way around. Apply the fabric glue to the 1 inch space around the square and fold it along the boarder. This will effectively hide the frayed fabric edges with NO sewing!
- Apply the all purpose glue liberally to the back of your fabric. Apply the fabric onto each side of the cork board and smooth out. Don’t worry if you can see some of the cork board around the edges, your ribbon will hide it.
- Cut (4) 8in strips of one ribbon. Apply to top and bottom of each fabric piece along the seems using all purpose glue.
- Cut (2) 36in strips of ribbon. Apply along the inside edges of the fabric along the center of the cork board using all purpose glue.
- You’re done! I added a calender, photos, and invitations to mine.
Note: To keep ribbon from fraying I use a lighter to melt the edges of the ribbon. It creates a seal.