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