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Vintage fabric covered noticeboard tutorial


I wanted a noticeboard for my creative workspace but I don’t like how they look. Then I got this gorgeous vintage fabric in the post and I really wanted it on display. That’s how I came up with this little project. I hope you like it and if you do make one, I want to see it!

Vintage fabric
Fabric scissors
Mod Podge
Foam brush
White + colour of choice acrylic paint
Masking tape
Craft knife
Clean ruler

1. Cut a piece of fabric that’s slightly bigger than the noticeboard and iron it if it’s wrinkly.2. Put masking tape on the cork around the inside of the frame. Paint the frame with white acrylic paint. Let the base coat dry. Paint it with your chosen colour.3. If your fabric is a bit thin, paint the cork with white acrylic paint.4. Generously paint the cork with Mod Podge using the foam brush. Place the fabric over the board and starting in the middle, press it down. Smooth all the bubbles out with your hands. Use a clean ruler to press the fabric down around the edges. If the fabric isn’t sticking properly, lift it up, and apply more Mod Podge. The fabric won’t break from being pulled off.5. Once dried, carefully cut the excess fabric off using the craft knife. Hold the knife at an angle. You want it to push the fabric in under the frame or as close to it as possible so that you won’t end up with an ugly gap between the frame and the cork.Done.

4 thoughts on “Vintage fabric covered noticeboard tutorial

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  4. I was looking for fabric covered notice board with cork ideas and found your useful idea. I had a dress made out of the exact same fabric pattern when I was a wee girl!

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