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Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board

Photography: Simon Watson

Source: Organizing Good Things 2004


A hardworking bulletin board is, quite literally, as pretty as a picture when covered with cheerful fabric, then placed in a frame and hung from a wide ribbon.


  • Large frame, new or from a tag sale

  • 3/4-inch-thick Homasote

  • Fiberboard, cut to fit

  • Fabric

  • Staple gun

  • Ribbon


  1. Cut a piece of fabric 2 inches larger than the fiberboard on all sides; place face down on work surface. Center the board over the fabric. Wrap one side of the fabric to the back, and staple it to board, beginning with one staple in the middle of the side, 1 1/2 inches in from the edge.

  2. Wrap fabric over opposite side, and staple directly opposite the first.
    Repeat by stapling the fabric in the center of the other two sides. Continue stapling, working out toward the corners, always adding staples in pairs on opposite sides of the board, ensuring fabric stretches evenly.

  3. Place the covered board into the frame; secure with angle brackets at each corner. Attach D rings to the back of the frame at the top corners. Tie ends of ribbon to D rings, and hang.

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