Get Organized with a DIY Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

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Today I am sharing a simple, fast DIY Fabric Covered Bulletin Board that I created for my friend’s daughter’s bedroom.  Getting organized for fall seems to be on everyone’s minds these days – and this quick and easy project can definitely help put a little prettified order into your day.Get Organized with a DIY Fabric Bulletin Board at thehappyhousie

The supplies needed for this easy project were a bulletin board, fabric, white craft paint, a small paint brush, an iron, spray adhesive, a glue gun, and twine for edging.  This bulletin board was picked up at Jysk for about $9, but I have sometimes seen these at thrift stores as well.


First the unfinished pine frame was given a good couple coats of white craft paint.


Next, measure and then cut the fabric to the exact size of the bulletin board.  I gave it a little iron to remove all ridges and wrinkles.

Then I used some spray adhesive on the back of the fabric and on the cork to attach them together. Follow the instructions on the spray adhesive to make sure to avoid any sort of catastrophe…


Once the fabric was attached I added a piece of sisal twine between the frame and the fabric to provide a transition between the two.



How easy was that?!? You could have completed the project in about the time it took you to read this, it is that simple.


This one if for a little girl’s bedroom (you may have seen the stenciled nightstand for her room the other day…) but you could choose any style of fabric to coordinate with your kitchen or home office or closet or rec room -wherever you need a little organizational love!

Get organized with a fabric covered bulletin board at thehappyhousie

Organize with Fabric Covered bulletin board at thehappyhousie

Oh, and I made some cute coordinating button push-pins by simply hot-gluing buttons onto the ends of flat push pins…

get organized with a fabric covered bulletin board and button push pins at thehappyhousie

Pretty push-pins give it that much more of a finished feel… I love these button jobbies.

What sorts of things are you doing to get organized for fall?  I have several areas left to deal with… and a whole different paperwork storage solution in-process right now for my son’s room.  Not to mention I am in serious need of a command central before back to school kicks in ’round here.  Luckily I have a few more weeks!

Thanks for reading.  And remember my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day.  Enjoy the journey.


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  1. Sandra Gordon says

    Wow… my bulletin board was purchased on sale at Target after school had started more than a year ago. I didn’t like it but the price was good and I thought I would use it someday. I just didn’t know how to improve it. Well, it took a birthday party project for my daughter to make me go online and learn what I could do with it. Your suggestion is extremely simple and that’s exactly what I will start working on first thing tomorrow morning. Thank you so much.

    • Krista Aasen says

      Hi Sandra! I am so thrilled that you found a little inspiration!! I love the fun hit of color that adding fabric gives… Thanks for coming by!

    • Krista Aasen says

      Great! It was a fun and easy project and the kids love to fill them up after with all their creations:)

  2. says

    Saw this on your pinterest board – Super cute! You always pick the best fabrics and patterns, so colorful and happy looking. I have a couple old bulletin boards in my computer armoire that I covered with fabric about 10 years ago and they are tired looking. They could use some sprucing up and you’ve inspired me! Maybe I’ll do that sometime this year. Have a great week, Krista! Sharon

    • says

      Hi Casey! No I just went straight onto the corkboard and covered the little space between the fabric and the frame with a little piece of jute twine that I hot glued around the edge. Hope that helps!!

  3. Elizabeth Rose says

    I love this! But when you put push pins into the cork board, will the fabric eventually start to peel off??

  4. says

    Hi Krista,

    Do you think this would work with cork board? Also, my fabric is a little thin and light in color, I am wondering if I need to paint the cork board white first so that it stands out. Any thoughts on it? I love this tutorial because it seems sooooo easy!



    • says

      Hi Nicole! It was so easy. That background of the one I did was a lightish toned cork board that was in an unfinished wood frame which we painted white. If your fabric is thin, try holding it against the cork board first and if you can see through it then you might want to paint it first with white craft paint. That would probably be a good solution… let me know if you have any other questions!

  5. says

    Much simpler than I thought! I saw some being stapled to the board, but I think this one is more practical! Thanks Krista, have to make one eventually for my new kitchen!

    • says

      I love the geometric print! I made her a couple of throw pillows in it as well.. I bet it looks fabulous in yellow (I have a LOT of yellow around here these days;) Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments!! I’m totally honoured – you have such an amazing blog!

  6. says

    Hi Krista! Thank you so much for sharing this pretty bulletin board and your awesome tray at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board, my own board and sharing this week. Have a happy Sunday and hope you’ll join us again next Friday!

  7. says

    I think I’m going to make one of these this weekend. So cute! I love the fabric you used. It’s so fresh and modern. Where did you get it from?

    • says

      Hi Susan! It is a premier prints fabric and I ordered it from – they have a ton of great premier prints options and colours and the price can’t be beat for them!

  8. says

    The twine made it look really interesting! Looking forward to your paper-wars post for your son’s room!!! Might help me with ideas for my boy’s room. :-D

    • says

      Hi Petra! I have to figure out a better system for this year for sure… I have pinned so many kid’s artwork solutions that it is hard to make a choice. Only a week and a half left until school begins though so I better make a decision!!

    • says

      Thanks Jenna! I think it is a pretty standard upgrade, but it looks adorable in her bedroom – much better then a plain old brown cork board:)

    • says

      I love fabric bulletin boards Kelly- I have two in our kitchen that I hung on the end of our long pantry cabinet – the perfect spot for all those Christmas family photos that you get from friends each year!

  9. says

    So super cute Krista! I have this fabric in black and have been wondering what to do with it. This geometric design on a bulletin board is great :)

    xo, Tanya

    • says

      I agree Tanya- at first the fabric seems like it could be a little overpowering, but I like the graphic punch on the bulletin board- plus most of it will get covered up with kid-clutter soon I bet!! I made her some little pillows out of the leftover fabric too:)

    • says

      The twine was perfect Bronwyn, because the white ribbon (two types) that we had bought to use was see through! So, twine it was. And I like how subtle it is… you don’t really notice it:)


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