The Shaped Bulletin Board Tutorial

This is the one “unique” gift I was able to make this year for Father’s Day. I was inspired by my husband and the updating of our home office.

Make your own bulletin board

He has his side of the room and it’s so bare compared to mine. I wanted to make him something that was 1) not girly and 2) reflected him.

To make this, I found this roll of cork board at JoAnn’s. It was either $3.99 or $4.99. Use your coupon and get it super cheap!

Roll of Cork Board

Please note, it is very thin. I’m thinking of adding another layer for more support. I could have bought a regular bulletin board to do this….maybe I’ll redo it? Anyways, it’s still cute, no matter what. I could even be painted and made into wall art!

I then went web searching and found a silhouette that I liked. I rasterized it to make it print out on multiple sheets of paper (a program I found via Ashley). This made it big enough for me. I think you can do this somehow with regular computer programs, but I didn’t have time to look into it. So, I printed the pieces out, cut it out, and taped the pieces together.

Then I grabbed a sharpie and placed it wrong side up on the back of the cork board. I used the sharpie to trace it.

There you go folks. Come back Saturday to see something you can do with the scraps.

If you make a personalized bulletin board/wall art, please share your pictures in the flickr group.

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  1. says

    That is the greatest idea for a Fathers Day gift for the men who have an office at home. Is there patterns for other man stuff? Would like a race car for my son in law. Thanks for sharing and the idea to paint and (glue?) to a regular bulletin board.

  2. says

    I was just trying to figure out what helo silouhette that was then I was the Coast Guard patch that you have posted… my husband’s a helo pilot with the Navy so I knew it was something similar! :) LOVE this idea!!!

  3. Athena says

    This post was too funny. I just bought the same roll of cork at Michaels and made a jewelery board with it AND I did 2 layers because it a bit thin but two layers did work great for my purposes. What about gluing it to a piece of foam core board for sturdiness?

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