How to Make a Bulletin Board

Bulletin boards are a useful tool for homes, classrooms and businesses, providing a place for displaying important messages and documents, as well as decorative elements like photographs. Creating your own bulletin board lets you customize aspects such as size and shape. After creating the basic bulletin board shape, you can decorate it by painting a design onto the front or covering the shape with fabric.

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Bulletin board can display necessary info or photos and artwork.

Step 1

Draw the desired size and shape of your bulletin board onto a piece of corrugated cardboard. Cut out the outline with scissors.

Step 2

Unroll a piece of cork roll onto a flat surface and place the piece of cardboard on top. Cut around the piece of cardboard with a utility knife to form a cork shape.

Step 3

Apply a layer of spray adhesive to the back of the cork roll piece. Line the cardboard piece up with the cork roll and press into place over the glue. Turn the board over so it's facing upward and run your hands across the board, smoothing away any air bubbles. Let the glue dry overnight.

Step 4

Nail the bulletin board directly to the wall, or apply peel-and-stick hanging hardware, such as a sawtooth hook, to the back for hanging on a nail.

Sarah Schreiber

Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.