I finished something! I know you’re excited. I made a message board using the following items:
- scrap piece of plywood
- enough fabric to cover said plywood
- enough quilt batting to cover said plywood
- decorative beads or buttons
- staple gun
- glue gun
- measuring tape
- washable marking pen
First, I covered the plywood with the batting.
Then I laid the fabric on the table, face down.
I trimmed the fabric to fit the board and placed the board on the fabric. It is ready to be stapled.
This is how I did the corners….
They aren’t perfect but they are at least neat.
Now the fabric is attached, we are ready to put on the ribbon.
I used measuring tape to make sure each ribbon was the same width apart. You can use whatever width looks best to you.
You can see all the ribbons are pinned down where I want them. Now I will flip it over and staple them to the back.
All the ribbons are stapled to the back.
Next, I stapled where the ribbons crossed and made an “x” with the staples. This gives it a quilted look.
The finishing touch is the beads. I hot glued each bead where the ribbons crossed.
And there you have it! My husband finally hung it up for me over my desk and it’s looks perfect!