|Western Fabric with barrel racing photos and the Barn (Before)|
|The new ONE!|
What you will need: I used a 23" x 35" Cork Board, a favorite fabric- 1 Yard, ribbon (2 rolls at least) Cotton backing, Upholstry brads and a Staple gun.
1. Iron your fabric to get any wrinkles out
2. Lay your cotton backing out on a flat surface, cut to size of board allowing enough to staple to the back of the board. The cotton backing gives it some fluff, and I think makes the edges look better with your fabric. Lay the board face down on cotton and staple as you go around the board, making sure to keep the cotton snug.
|Staple to back of board onto wood frame|
Next attach fabric. I cut enough to allow turning fabric over then over again to attach. Then there no fraying edges. Make sure that if you have a pattern like this one that you square board up to the design.
|If you doing a stripe say, You don't want it going uphill/downhill.|
Then you work your way to the corners. Measure 4" between ribbon. I used a couple a straight pens to help hold my ribbon, because you have to flip the board to staple, Pull ribbon taunt, but not overly tight.
|Ribbon looks pretty symmetrical.|
Then, add the brads. You can just push them thru ribbon, fabric right into cork board. It adds to the looks and makes the ribbon tight for holding your pictures.
Your Done! Expect for hanging and adding memories..........If you are not clear on my muddy instructions, just ask. No question is Dumb. When, we get it into the Dorm room. I will update with a picture. I foresee lots of blogging material. LOL!