Friday, April 25, 2014

DIY: Polka Dot Bulletin Board

Hello lovelies! So I am the worst blogger known to man......I know it's been awhile since my last post BUT to make up for it I have a really easy, super cute, easy and afforadable DIY tutorial! Yay for being crafty! I had some time tonight so I  went to Pinterest to see what easy craft I could do. And it is................
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 glitter
Gold paint (I used a paint pen)
Mod podge or craft glue

How To:
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." 



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