I've found myself in dire need of a noticeboard as piles of Post-its just weren't working for me, and neither was my calendar. I needed something to hold notes, easily updated, that I couldn't lose. I've tried a blackboard and a corkboard, and they didn't work for me either. So I decided on a French-style noticeboard - the ones I've seen to buy are very beautiful - and very expensive - so I decided to knock up a rough and ready one on the cheap! And here it is.
|Closeup of corner|
|Closeup of staples and hangers.|
|Next step - add braid round the outer edge to neaten things up.|
|Closeup of braid corner|
The buttons were easy - placed on top of each junction of tape and holes poked through. I then threaded through some linen thread (doubled) and tied off with a knot. No sewing! I on pulled the threads, to give a cushioned look when tightened up against the batting and board.
|Fabric glue added to both sides - allow a couple of minutes for it to go tacky before pressing down|
|View of the back with the fabric covering all the raw edges and staples|
|Always use a spirit level before hanging|
|Closeup of the buttons|
|Et voila! All done.|
And it WORKS!