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It’s the 50th Anniversary of Mod Podge and to celebrate, my fellow “Plaid Creators” and I are teaming up with teachers to “adopt a classroom” and create something special for them. I was especially excited about this particular project because my sister happens to be a teacher, so I knew this would be a great way to make something fun for her classroom. For all of you amazing teachers out there, Plaid has created an educator’s content hub that has everything you need to incorporate Mod Podge into your classroom, including: lesson plans; free monthly downloads; project inspiration; instructional videos; a printable project calendar; and more! Everyone is invited to join the celebration, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or just a Mod Podge lover! You can find it all here.
When teaming up with my sister for her classroom project, I asked her what she needed and what colors she prefers. She told me she’d like a bulletin board of some kind, and she prefers coral and teal. Here’s what I came up with.
I’ll show you exactly how I made this Mod Podge Fabric Corkboard, along with a couple of cute DIY thumb tack ideas.
- Large Corkboard
- Mod Podge Matte
- Gray Paint (for the frame; I used FolkArt® Home Decor Chalk in “Parisian Grey”)
- X-Acto Knife
Clothes Pin Thumb Tacks:
- Clothes Pins
- Glitter Cardstock
- Mod Podge Gloss (or any finish you’d like)
- Paint Brush
Round Thumb Tacks:
- Small Round Wooden Dowel Caps
- Round/Flat Thumb Tacks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gold Tissue Paper
- Mod Podge Sparkle
- Small Artist’s Paint Brush
How to Make a Mod Podge Fabric Bulletin Board
First, lay your fabric on top of your cork board and mark it. Then, cut it to size.
Paint your bulletin board frame. I used FolkArt Chalk.
While the frame is drying, iron your fabric. Then, after the paint is dry, apply Mod Podge (I used Matte) to the back of your fabric and to the cork board portion of your bulletin board. Work fast as it dries fairly quickly.
Carefully lay your fabric on top of the cork board, smoothing it as you go and trimming any excess along the edges. Use a straight edge to smooth out any air bubbles.
After following the instructions for drying times, follow the same procedure and apply ribbon around the edges (optional).
DIY Clothes Pin Thumb Tacks
Trace your clothes pin onto your glitter card stock (or scrapbook paper) and cut it out.
Apply Mod Podge to the front of the clothes pin and the back of your card stock. Adhere the card stock to the clothes pin and allow to dry.
Add a coat of Mod Podge to the top of the card stock to seal it.
Hot glue a flat thumb tack to the back of your clothes pin.
DIY Dowel Cap Thumb Tacks
Apply Mod Podge to the wooden dowel caps.
Wrap a small piece of gold tissue paper around the dowel cap and press it down in the back. Allow to dry.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge Sparkle to the top of the tissue paper covered dowel cap. Allow to dry.
Hot glue the dowel cap to a flat thumb tack.
I opted to print out my sister’s name using my Silhouette Cameo machine and glitter card stock, which I pinned to the bulletin board for her.
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