Over at the Robyn Nest, she’s building a simple diy bulletin board with some basic materials from Hobby Lobby.
I found this adorable fabric at Hobby Lobby for $9 a yard (called Tres Chic by Waverly) and the colors went perfectly with Baby Girl’s room. I googled directions for making a ribbon bulletin board and discovered I already owned the tools (iron, hammer, staple gun, glue gun), I just needed some of the supplies.
I stopped by Home Depot to pick up a 24″x48″ quarter-inch-thick piece of plywood and had them cut it into two 24″x24″ pieces for me. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and bought batting, cord trim, ribbon, and upholstery tacks.
Her summary points are great.
Buy thicker wood than 1/4″.
Don’t use a staple gun if you do go with the thin wood.
Don’t hammer upholstery tacks on your kitchen table.
Hot glue burns aren’t that bad in the first 5 minutes of plugging in the gun.