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No, it's not your typical clipboard...its not even a clipboard! (its a messageboard/cork board but I acidentally wrote clipboard and now can't change the title) ha!
Since I moved house, I missed having a clipboard for all my rosters and papers etc. and I didn't want a boring old thing, nor did i want to pay much so thanks to Kayte Terry's project in 'Complete embelishments'.....I was able to make one that suited my personality and style.

Sorry no piccies, I made this before I discovered this site. The instructions are so easy and straitfoward you smart crafties wont need piccies ;)

Posted by Lauren S. Published See Lauren S.'s 13 projects »
  • Step 1

    Get your picture frame (i bought mine from an op shop) and paint it whatever colour you like, to match (or contrast) the fabric. you may need to do a couple of coats, wait for the previous coat to completely dry before you do another.

  • Step 2

    Get your backing board (styrophone / corks / foam core) really, any board you can eaily push pins into and out of. I used an election poster which was great because it was free!

    Cut this to fit the frame (your picture frame probably came with a picture or sheet of glass if so, just trace around this). Best to use a scalple or stanley knife for this.

  • Step 3

    Cut your fabric adding about 2 inches all the way around the board, so that you can secure the fabric from the back.

    Secure the fabric...you can do this how you please with glue if you like, I just used a staple gun which works fine. Whatever you use just make sure the fabric is tight.

  • Step 4

    Fit your board into the frame, I just secured it with pushpins into the frame, the board is so light that this is strong enough.

  • How to make a bulletin board. Not Your Typical Boring Clipboard! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now to make the cute little button pushpins....basically you glue the buttons to the pushpins...you may like to add a couple to one pushpin (one on top of the other) it's entirely upto you!

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