- 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.
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.
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....