POLKA DOT BULLETIN BOARD!
Isn't it adorable?! And yes that is a picture of me as a baby, wasn't I adorable!? (; Haha!
Anyways this is a super easy, fast, affordable DIY that will spruce up any room! So let's get started!
Here's what you'll need:
A plan cork board (any size will do)
Paint container (I used a plastic lid)
Thumbtacks: the flat kind (I got 300 from the $1 store)
Clothespins (I also got a bag from the $1 store)
Circle sponge brushes and paint brushes
Various colors of paint
A hot glue gun (Super glue would work too)
Gold paint (I used a paint pen)
Mod podge or craft glue
Making the clothespin thumbtacks:
Step 1: Once your hot glue gun has heated up, apply a small dollup of glue to the top, back part of the clothespin.
Step 2: Now take your thumbtack and stick it to the glue.
Step 3: Press on it to make sure it's adhered to the glue.
Step 4: Paint the bottom part of the clothespin. You can paint it solid color, pattern it or do glitter. I did solid and glitter.
Step 5: Let pins dry.
Step 6: If you chose glitter take your modpodge or craft glue and apply it to the bottom part of the clothespin.
Step 7: Apply the glitter to the glue. I just dipped it into the container.
Step 8: Let glue dry.
Painting the board:
Step 1: Paint the cork board in whatever color you choose. I used a light cream color.
Step 2: Let the board dry.
Step 3: (I forgot to take a picture of me painting the dots....oops) Take your circle sponge brush and sponge on the polka dots. I used a dark pink in a bigger circle and a light pink in a smaller circle. If you don't have a sponge you can paint the circles.
Note: You don't have to do polka dots. You could do stripes, tribal print, chevron or any other pattern. You could even do your monogram or a quote! Feel free to be as creative as you want!
Step 4: Stagger your dots. See the picture for what I mean.
Step 5: Let paint dry.
Once the paint has dried you can push in the clothespin thumbtacks and start adding pictures, quotes, etc., to your board! Viola! You now have a super cute room decoration in no time at all and inexpensively too! I think this turned out great and I can't wait to add more stuff to it!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know if you try this out by tweeting me a picture of it! (:
"i don't think there is ever a wrong time for a polka dot."