November 09, 2013

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Fabric-covered bulletin board

Here's another fun project to do for your doll -- make her a fabric-covered bulletin board to keep all her pictures, ticket stubs, and to-do lists in order. 

All you'll need is an old frame (8" x 10" works great for dolls), some cork, and a couple scraps of awesome fun fabric, like the Field Day collection from Josephine Kimberling (that's what we're using here). Set aside or dispose of the glass from the frame, but be sure to keep all the fasteners!

Start by cutting a piece of cork big enough to fit in your frame. For the fun two-tone look, cut the cork sheet in half diagonally. 

Next, cut a piece of scrap fabric big enough to cover a piece of cork, plus some extra for overhang. (BTW, you can see the rest of the designs in this super fun collection at

http://www.josephinekimberling.com/fabrics/field-day/ 

or at Blend Fabrics: 

http://blendfabrics.com/gallery/field-day  )

Using a glue stick, tack the wrong side of the fabric to the top of the cork. Smooth the fabric flat across the surface, then turn the cork over so that the uncovered side is facing up.  

Trim away the extra fabric on the corners, then glue the raw edges to the wrong side of the cork sheet. I used hot glue for this step -- much quicker drying than a glue stick!

Repeat to cover the other half of the cork. 

Glue the fabric-covered cork to the cardboard that came in your frame, then put the frame back together.

Here's a finished view from the front: 

Hang your board, then load it up with trinkets, photos, to-do lists, and other fun things!

Happy crafting!

Melinda


12 Comments

Marie
Marie

September 05, 2020

It’s great and just right for the dolls!! And if I have a frame right here it makes it a winner, but I don’t have the cork. bummer.

Theresa
Theresa

September 03, 2020

Co cute!!!

Colleen
Colleen

September 02, 2020

Thanks for the tutorial, will try to get the chance too make a couple with my granddaughters

Cindy
Cindy

September 02, 2020

This is cute. I will need to make one for my granddaughter.

Linda Turner
Linda Turner

August 21, 2020

Thank you for such a cute accessory! It will be fun to make with my granddaughters!

Beverly
Beverly

January 22, 2016

Thank you for the tutorials you provide so generously. They provide memories for me and my granddaughters.

Beverly
Beverly

January 22, 2016

So cute. I will definitely be making these for my granddaughters. I am sure they will enjoy helping, too.

Julia M H.
Julia M H.

September 22, 2015

This is super cute, Thanks Melinda! I might try this!

Frances Rautenbach
Frances Rautenbach

January 23, 2015

Thank you! This may become my dolls’ most-used creation. I have the frame and the fabric, and LOTS of minis in need of exactly this kind of display for their artwork, mini incoming mail, memories of past adventures, planning for future adventures.
Classy look, easily accomplished, with really good photos not only to follow to achieve a high standard of outcome, but also to inspire the making of more, especially things to display.

Janet
Janet

January 23, 2015

Very cute. My granddaughters will enjoy this project.

AG Chick
AG Chick

October 10, 2014

That is really cute! I may try it. :)
AG Chick

Cathrine
Cathrine

July 02, 2014

Love it !!!

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