a pretty fabric covered notice board

I have been having fun with vintage fabric and cork boards.
This has been on my so easy craft list for ages!
how to prettify a corner of your life.

I used the cork boards available from here. It's a smallish size which can easily be covered by less than a fat quarter of fabric, so take your pick from the vast array of pretty fabrics out there. It can easily be changed, which is also nice. I like these boards because the fabric can tuck right over the edge without a frame to deal with.

Cut the fabric to fit the board. I used an extra layer of white cotton underneath. Now just smooth the fabric over as if you were making up a bed! Tuck in the corners like a parcel. Best not to leave them too bulky. I fixed my fabric on with drawing pins also from the same place. If you have a staple gun you could use that.

Aim for a nice smooth finish.
Stand back and admire your new notice board!

Photo taken at Glastonbury about 1995!
Attach momentos. The board are thin, so best for display rather than changing every day.
Pop a nail in the wall and bobs your uncle!

The notice board is soon covered, but looking a whole lot prettier.
De-clutter your work space.
My new corner!

That feels much better.
Onto another lovely screen saver from here.

Enjoying my Earth Pathways diary from here. The cup is cute. It belonged to my Mum. I love the mouse handle.

Of course I didn't just stop at one!
Oh no.
This one is for my jewellery.
I stitched on vintage buttons to some ribbons, and attached these with drawing pins, in the same way as before. Very simple. With hindsight you are probably best to stagger the buttons, so you can hang necklaces, bracelets and earings quite easily.

Amazingly this board was exactly the right size to fit an old frame I have been holding on to! I painted it first with some left over paint.

Did a clever trick with some small nails around the edge to hold the board to the frame. I used the string already on the frame to hang the board and et viola!

I'm enjoying this in my room. It's nice to hang keepsakes that might otherwise be away in a box and enjoy seeing them.

The 'love who you are' garland will be available in my shop just as soon as I've listed it.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. I enjoyed making them. I hope you do too.



  1. They're both lovely. Love the purple retro fabric and the frame on the second one. X

  2. Health heather these are both so lovely! I especially love that picture with your wonderful hearts :) x

  3. I have been thinking for a while making this fabric covered board, after this lovely post I want to make it as soon as.
    It looks great.

  4. Thanks for sharing . These are always so useful. I have made several of the jewelry holders. I adore seeing my grandmothers's engagement ring and my mother in law ring hanging up. They both passed away years ago, so it is extra special to see everyday. I also made one for my granddaughters hairbows...the possibilities are endless. Hope you have a lovely week.

  5. They are lovely. I need to make one ...
    M x

  6. Both boards are gorgeous, but I really love the one in a frame, what a fabulous idea, thank you for sharing! Sarah xo

  7. Well, there's my next project sorted! What a fantastic board, and beyond simple to make, thank you soooo much for sharing this, I have some fat quarters that deserve to be showcased on my wall! Chrissie x

  8. Your boards turned out beautifully! I especially love the purples because purple is my favorite color. I love the frame on the other one too. They're both wonderful.

  9. Simpler to make than they look and so stylish, especially the framed one!

  10. They are stunning, I love them :)

  11. These are lovely - I especially like the one in the frame - makes me want to get busy! Jane x

  12. Hey Heather! Congratulations on winning Dottie Angel's giveaway! Enjoy the fair!

  13. Like them both, but if I had to chose.... The one in the frame.

  14. these boards are really nice and clever!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

  15. I'm absolutely in love with your boards! You really have an eye for color...
    I love how you decorate.
    I hope you're having a great week, Much love,
    Tammy x

  16. Love the boards. I have some of that purple material. What a good use you have found for it.
    Jacqui x

  17. Brilliant ideas Heather, and gorgeous fabrics - you have inspired me again, thank you! Joy xo

  18. What a fantastic idea! I do agree it's a pity to keep keepsakes in a box; so much better to have them out in the daylight so that they may keep you company throughout the day!

    That diary looks really lovely too.


  19. These are just too beautiful and fresh and perfect for Spring Heather, I love the framed jewellery board, such a simple and effective idea. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us xox

  20. Your work space is so pretty, this inspires me to sort mine out a bit more!

  21. Stunning, I adore the jewellery one so pretty and using the frame is such a wonderful finish. Very clever

  22. These boards are so pretty, Heather. And a cute glimpse of your 1995 self!!

  23. Hello sweet Heather. You have done such a lovely job with both the boards, I always love the ones in a pretty frame and I love the fabric you chose for yours. I also love the photo of you and your child, its beautiful. Pop over to my blog as you have won my little giveaway. Leave me a comment with your email address so I can get in touch so I can post your goodies to you. Happy day sweetie xoxo