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Gathering Supplies to Make Your Message Board

Gathering Supplies to Make Your Message Board

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Gathering Supplies to Make Your Message Board

Gathering Supplies to Make Your Message Board

Here are the basic supplies you will need to make a message board, along with some extra items you might want to try.

  • Sheet of Styrofoam
    I used styrofoam that was 3/4 of an inch thick. Thin enough so it was easy to cut, but thick enough to be sturdy.

  • Piece of Fabric
    The fabric should be approximately 3-inches larger, on all sides, than the desired finished size of your message board.

  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
    This is definitely the best choice for adhesives since it dries so fast; however, be very careful. It is easy to stick a finger in the hot glue while you are trying to pull the fabric tight. Regular craft glue can be used if desired.

  • Ribbon
    The amount needed will depend on the size of your message board.

Of course, you will need a few tools: a sharp knife, scissors, and a ruler.

With the above items, you can make a simple message board. The items below are optional.

  • Buttons, Ribbon Roses, etc.
    These can be glued onto intersecting pieces of ribbon just to add some decoration.

  • Tacks
    While you do not need to use tacks with these bulletin boards, you certainly can if you like. To dress them up a little bit, glue ribbon roses, buttons, or other small items onto the push part of the tack.

  • Magnet Sheet or Strips
    Magnets work great for smaller message boards that will be hung in lockers or on refrigerators.

Now you are ready to assemble the message board....

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