Hello all! Today will be the first part of a two-part post. You'll have to wait until November 4th to see the second half, but for now you can enjoy the project I made using the Blissful collection. :)
This is the finished product! I have to admit, this is the first item of this kind that I've ever made. I probably could have done some things differently, but I'm pleased with the outcome. Now sit back and enjoy because I'm going to tell you how you can make something like this yourself!
1~ I started off with at 12 x 12 sheet of cork board, a piece of MDF cut to size, two sheets of metal (both 4.5 in x 9 in), some rubber cement, E-6000 adhesive and a piece of patterned paper from the Blissful collection.
2 ~ I cut the paper down to size and then covered the back side of the paper with rubber cement. While that was drying, I covered one side of each of the metal sheets. I let both of them dry and then put the metal on the paper so both of the rubber cemented sides were together.
3 ~ I folded up the sides of the paper and covered both sides that would come in contact with rubber cement, letting them dry, then pressing the sides down. This step was a little trickier. It was harder to get the shorter pieces of paper to stick to the metal. When I do this next time, I'll skip the cutting the paper to size bit and cut after I get the pieces glued down.
4 ~ I put the covered sheets aside to let them dry overnight. I applied the E-6000 to the MDF and the cork tile, put them together, then placed a heavy book on top to make sure the two stuck together well. Then I put those aside to dry overnight.
5 ~ The next day, I decided to make some felt flowers to embellish the finished bulletin board. Here is a quick how-to for anyone who wants to know how this is done. Cut four circles the same size and then one a bit smaller. Here, the bigger circles are two inches and the smaller one is 1.5 inches.
Fold one of the bigger circles in half...
Then fold it in half again...
Place some craft glue or hot glue at the tip (where I am pinching) and then secure it to the smallest circle. You're going to place the glued sections in quarters.
Once all four pieces are glued on, glue a button or other embellishment into the center of the flower.
6 ~ Now it's time to get back to the boards! I cut the cork board down to size with a serrated knife, because I had my husband pre-cut the MDF down to 10 in x 11 in to allow one inch on each side of the magnet board. Then I used the E-6000 to glue the metal sheets to the cork board.
7 ~ I used a staple gun to attach some ribbon to the back of the board so it could hang.
8 ~ I used a glue gun to add the embellishments. Add magnets and pins and VOILA! You're done! Here is the finished product again:
Thank you so much for stopping by! As I mentioned earlier, be sure to check back on November 4th for part two of this post! Also, if you want a chance to win this cute bulletin board, check out my blog, onescrappynovice.blogspot.com!
Patterned Paper: Blissful - Pleasant (back)
Die Cuts: Blissful - Excerpts and Tabloids
Bottle Caps set
Flat-head bulletin board pins
Twine - The Twinery (in Lemondrop and Pink Sorbet)