DIY fabric board

I wanted a fabric board in my craft room, so I could stick things up there, play around a little and get some items off the flat surfaces. I carted myself over to Hobby Lobby and picked out one of their canvasses (36×48) because they were on sale and it seemed the easiest solution.

Then, I gathered these items:

  • my fabric
  • spray adhesive
  • flat quilt batting
  • my hubby’s staple gun

First, I used the spray adhesive to glue the quilt batting to the canvas, wrapping the edges of the board.

Spray adhesive does the trick

Wait for that to dry – about a half hour – and then, flip it over so you can trim the edges of the batting.

Trim the quilt batting


I wanted to glue the edges neatly around the canvas frame (i.e., without a lot of extra bulk on the corners). Then, I glued the edges to the frame (kitty not included).

Kitty not included

Again, wait for that to dry. In my case, this was a day or two (it’s been crazy busy at my desk). Then, I spread out my fabric and stapled it to the edges of the canvas frame.

Staple gun works wonders


When it was ‘finished’, I took it back to Hobby Lobby and spent another $1.50 having them put the hanging wire on the back – just like a picture frame – and I hung it up.

Completed fabric board

I love the dragonflies. I use my simple sewing pins to pin things to the board – super easy!

This will be a great place to stick yarn swatches, patterns, etc. I really like how it turned out.

fourteenergirl Written by:

A mother, sister, wife, and daughter who writes, knits, hikes, and practices yoga on the west coast. Loves a zippy chardonnay or a tart margarita!

One Comment

  1. Mellytee
    August 16, 2014

    Hi Just simple and effective and just what I was looking for 🙂

    Many thanls

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