Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crafty Little Event Planners

Have I mentioned that I work in special events?  Part of working in events is being extremely organized and on top of tons of teeny-tiny-little-details all at once. 

Another part is being creative.  Which I am.  In concept only.  It's much easier when you can describe what to do, put together a nice color palate, and have a professional designer create it.  I enjoy crafting, but often get frusterated with it.  I don't have the time or patience to make things as perfect as they must be to satisfy my compulsiveness. 

But I do work with tons of creative people, who display their gorgeous craft projects in their offices.  So when the chance came to make my own bulletin boards, I jumped.

Sneaking pictures of the finished product from my desk

I will admit, they are not perfect, but they do look quite nice.  And they were really easy to make.

We have a bunch of old sign boards laying around (another advantage of being in events), so we were able to cut them down to size and use them as the board.  You could go to Michaels and buy a piece of foam core board for much cheaper than purchasing a bulletin board.

The leftover piece is still sitting in the corner of my office

You then covered them with fabric (purchased from Joanne's, held in place by the staple gun which also sits around in our office). You can also use a glue gun if you don't have a staple gun handy or if your board is too thin for a staple gun to work...

Cut ribbons to criss cross over them (start with the center X and work your way out...and use a ruler to space them out if you're as compulsive as I am) and staple gun those (first staple the crosses, then staple the lose ends to the back)...

Bulletin board #2...I'll try to take close ups later when I can be more inconspicuous

Glue gun buttons to each cross, and bows or other embelishments to the rest of the board, and voila!

Hang them up on the wall and they're ready to hold photos and more!

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1 comment:

  1. Love your bulletin boards! I have been looking for some cute ideas to make these for my kids bedrooms. I followed you here from the Sweep Tight Blog Hop....I'd love it if you'd follow me back at I followed you on Google Friend Connect.


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