Nov 29, 2014

Pocket Bulletin Board From Vintage Sheets

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.

You'll need:

  • 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 postcards

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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Laura Irion // Avery Street Design said...

This is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at the Found & Foraged party...this perfectly fits our theme! :)

rebecca said...

This is super cute. I love how you kept the trim from the sheets, what a nice touch.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww these are so sweet, love the vintage material :)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

Vicki @ Five Spot Green Living said...

My daughter loves saving everything and putting it up on her wall. This would be a great gift to make for her!

Crystelle said...

how super cute! I love how you think of fun things to do with sheets.... And this is such a great idea for storing cards, mail, and the like! You rock!! Wishing you a merry Christmas :)
xox, Crystelle

Andrea Fogleman said...

I need one of these for bills, but it would have to be much larger. lol Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.

Coco C said...

So cute! Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can’t wait to party with you at :-)

Julie V said...

Very cute, and so easy. Thanks for sharing at the Retro Re-Pin party. I love new organization tricks. Speaking of which, I need to do some more organizing of my craft room . . . Pinned.

Barb said...

Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

Emily Thompson said...

so pretty! I need to get my hands on some vintage sheets! You are being featured today on Nap-Time Creations! Hop on over and check it out! Emily

Sarah Nenni-Daher said...

Wow - this is adorable and you make it look so easy! :)

Thank you for sharing this at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party - pinned!

Kimberly Lewis said...

This looks so perfect! Love this idea! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you!
Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

Amy@HomeRemedies said...

Many of my teacher friends would absolutely LOVE this! I know what I'll be giving them this Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!