Are you trying to get organized? Me too! I made a cute bulletin board with vintage sheets.
You can make one too. It's easy! I used the tops of some pretty vintage flat sheets. The tops have pretty fabrics and sometimes have decorative prints different than the rest of the sheet. And, they naturally leave a nice edge to your bulletin board pockets.
- 1 18" x 24" plywood board (painted, optional), thick enough to hold your staples.
- A staplegun with lots of staples
- 5 strips of vintage sheet tops measuring 7" x 23" You can use the same sheet or a variety
- 2 24" pieces of 1" wide satin or grosgrain ribbon
Step 1: Take your first sheet strip and line up the fold with the top of the plywood. Place a staple in the bottom middle of your strip.
Step 2: Tuck the sides around to the back and flip your plywood over. Pull the fabric tight and staple each side with a row of staples.
Step 3: Flip the board to the front and staple a row of staples across the bottom of your fabric strip. Use a ruler to keep them in line with that middle staple you did in step 1.
Step 4: Use your ruler to to line up your next fabric strip, hiding your row of staples. Do one staple at the bottom middle.
Flip over board. Pull sides and staple. Flip back over and staple along the bottom. (just like your first strip.) Keep going until the the last fabric strip.
Step 5: Make sure your last strip has room to tuck all the way under the board. Flip your board over.
Step 6: Do your middle staple then pull the sides tight and staple your sides like the other strips.
Before you staple along the bottom of your fabric strip, tuck and staple your corners.
It looks great, right?
Look at all those beautiful pockets.
Now, let's make a hanger.
Step 7: Staple one end of your ribbon on an angle on the back of your board. Repeat on the other side.
Tie a bow and hang your bulletin board.
Fill the pockets with greeting cards
or bills and junk mail (not pictured.)
Thank you for stopping by the Vintage Sheet Blog today. You can check out my other tutorials by clicking on the tutorials tab on the top of the blog. You can click on any photo to pin this project to Pinterest. What's your best organization tip?
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