Store-bought bulletin boards can be quite flimsy, but they’re not always cheap in price. Bulletin board frames are typically made of low-quality wood put together with staples or glue, or they’re designed using cheap plastic. Most store-bought bulletin boards don’t include sturdy hooks for hanging keys and whatnot, and rarely will you find anything that adds appeal or design to home décor.
Instead of buying a cheap quality bulletin board that’s really too expensive for what it’s worth, consider making a bulletin board using an old window frame. This is a fairly easy project that almost anyone can do. Best of all, you can add hangers and hooks to make it into a practical and highly useful addition to your home. A window frame bulletin board can be as decorative as it is functional, and the following easy instructions explain how to make one for your family’s messaging needs.
To make a window frame bulletin board you’ll need a sturdy wood window frame. The glass should be removed, and the frame should be sanded, primed, and ready to paint. You’ll also need latex paint in a color of your choice, a paintbrush of appropriate size, thick cork cut to fit the back of the openings, a hot glue gun, heavy-duty picture hangers, and screw-in hooks. Also, don’t forget the pushpins. You’ll find pushpins of every style, size, color, and shape, and you can find everything from ordinary plastic pushpins to ladybugs, and much, much more.
If you want to embellish your window frame bulletin board further, consider buying additional latex craft paint in various colors, faux jewels, ribbon, artificial flowers, rickrack, sequins, wood shapes, and anything else you can think of. Use your imagination to make a decorative window frame bulletin board that is as unique as it is useful.
Begin by painting the frame using latex paint of your choice. Allow the paint to dry to the touch before continuing. Follow product label instructions on the paint for best results.
Next, glue the precut cork panels to the back of the frame using a hot glue gun. Be careful not to apply too much glue. A thin line around the perimeter of each panel is all that is necessary. Allow the glue to dry completely before handling further or hanging. Once the glue has dried, add the heavy-duty picture hangers to the back of the bulletin board.
Adding the Extras
Complete the window frame bulletin board with the addition of optional decorations such as those mentioned above. Glue sequins to the frame, faux jewels, or whatever you desire. It’s your bulletin board, and you can turn it into a decorative wall hanging to add color and design to any room in your home.
You’ll be amazed by the quality of your finished bulletin board, and however you choose to paint and decorate it, your window frame bulletin board will be far more unique than anything you could ever find in a store. The window frame bulletin board you make can add a great deal of interest and appeal to home décor of any style, and it’s also a project that would make a fantastic one-of-a-kind gift.