DIY Bulletin Board & Flower Push Pins

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With a little help from my husband we made this stylish bulletin board for our 12 year old daughters room. She was in need of a way to put her keepsakes on display and a bulletin board fit the part.

The average bulletin board was a little too plain for my liking so we dressed it up with a little trim and pretty push pins.

Here’s the materials you’ll need.

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1. Wood Frame Bulletin Board

2. MDF Casing

3. Wooden Square Medallions

4. Construction Adhesive

5. Painters Caulking

5. Paint

We used the square medallions to eliminate having to mitre cut

and it also added a decorative touch.

The length of your casing will depend on the size of your bulletin board, we cut 2 lengths at 20” and 2 at 32” and our square medallions were 3” square.

We used the construction adhesive to adhere the casing and square medallions to the bulletin board and for added strength my husband secured with a few brad nails using a nail gun.

We then covered any seams with painters caulking and then I gave it a fresh coat of white paint.

To make the pretty paper flowers I downloaded this file form the Silhouette online store.

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This is how it looks on my computer screen.

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They are very easy to put together, just layer leaves, and then the biggest to smallest petal pieces and use a fancy brad to keep it all together.

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And then use a dab of hot glue to attach your push pins to the back of your flowers.

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And there you have it, one stylish bulletin board made in one afternoon!

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DIY Redesigned Shadow Box Life-n-Reflection

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It’s so much fun being a Life-n-Reflection affiliate. Just look at the fun products I get to work with!

This month I had the pleasure of trying out these…

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And you can download the sign for free!

Download Here

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And isn’t this Spring Pennant Banner just ridiculously cute?

Check it out here.

To make the shadow box I started with this awful piece of art that had been in my closet for years, in fact I have another one of these!

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I disassembled the shadow box and gave the frame a skim coat of pale turquoise.

I still wanted some of the brown to show through.

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While I waited for that to dry I picked out a piece of scrapbook paper that complemented the Sign from Life-n-Reflection and I covered the “box” with the paper using glue dots to adhere.

Then I got out my trusty hot glue gun and glued two twigs one about 1” from the top and the other 1” from the bottom.

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I punched 4 holes in the corners of the sign and tied the sign to the twigs with bakers twine.

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I decided not to put the glass back on the frame, it looks so much better without.

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I cannot get over how beautiful it turned out, so pretty!

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And the frame is just amazing with the skim coat of turquoise.

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And now for the Spring Banner…so sweet.

I strung it onto yellow ric rac and tied it to one of my favourite wreaths.

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Swoon…just perfect!

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You really should check out all of Kristy’s products, this girl has definite talent.


Spring & Easter Fonts and Past Projects

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Are you a font collector like me?

Here are the latest Spring and Easter fonts that I have added to my collection.

Typo Garden


Spring Time

Seasons Spring

Fairies Wear Boots

Blue Plate Special

Little Days

Chocolate Covered Raindrops


Ginger Snaps

Spring Script

Dandelion in the Spring

And here are a couple of Easter projects that I posted earlier this year and last!

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Easter Chalkboard Sign & Tags – Free Printables

Scrapbook Paper Easter Tree

A Half Dozen Eggs

Rustic Easter Charm

Paper Punched Easter Eggs

We have a new puppy arriving tomorrow so I may be absent for a couple of days!

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:
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