May 22, 2013

Bulletin Boards With Shabby Lace Pockets

Shabby Bulletin Boards

Adding pockets to a bulletin board is not only useful, but you get to have fun using up bits and pieces of lace and crochet doilies in the process!


The first thing I did was gathered up all of my lace and crocheted bits and pieces, buttons, and jewels


I painted a vintage frame with heirloom white paint and used foam board from the dollar store.  I cut two pieces of foam board to fit the frame then used adhesive spray to glue the two boards together, giving it a good thickness for a bulletin boare


I layered different crochet pieces and sewed the individual pieces together for the pockets


Then sewed the individual pieces onto cotton Osnaberg fabric I purchased from JoAnn's Fabric


I used spray adhesive again and glued the fabric to the poster board, then added buttons and glued buttons on top of push pins




The second one I made a little fancier with jewels, and bridal lace


I glued vintage earrings to push pins


Having pockets on the bulletin board comes in so handy for business cards and important pieces of paper that don't need to be pinned, but you don't want to lose


Just imagine how much fun you can have with this project and how many variations you can come up with....... There's no limitations to your creativity!

  

Happy Creating
Carol
Linking up with Debbiedoos

73 comments:

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Fabulous idea, Carol! Your boards are very beautiful and practical as well.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Julia

Debbie said...

I would never in a zillion years have thought to put pockets on a bulletin board, and I love the look of it. My favorite idea here, though, is the earrings glued to push pins. I pinned this.

Myplace4tea said...

Hi Carol, these are so lovely and very creative. Love your imagination!!
I believe I will make couple of these this weekend for an upcoming birthday gifts :)
Thank you for sharing, Angela

Belladonna said...

Wonderful idea!

Nora Miller said...

Carol,

I hope you never run out of ideas. These are so unique and so pretty, I cannot wait to make one. Thank you so much for telling us where you got the fabric and what it is called. It is the perfect neutral background for the lace.

Another one for the "Carol folder" - LOL!

Sue

DJAjewels said...
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DJAjewels said...

Another brilliant and beautiful creation Carol! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
Irene

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Carol, I love this project and may be able to incorporate it into a project I've been working on. It turned out so pretty...Connie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Carol! I love them both. Such a great use for the crochet pieces I am seeing at garage sales recently. I love the use of the buttons, too.

Decora Adora said...

Fabulous idea, Carol! Your boards are very beautiful and practical as well

Kat said...

Carol, what a great idea. The boards look so pretty and useful too. Have a great day.

Loretta Castorini said...

It really is gorgeous! You've mentioned 'heirloom white' in other posts too, Is it a spray paint colour?
thanks!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Another Carol BEAUTY !!! I really, really have to get to my sewing machine. Guess I'll have to eat my Wheaties so I can move all the boxes.
(())

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wonderful projects that came out beautifully! ♥

Diane said...

Very clever and pretty! Would be neat to make one with bright colors/fabric for kids!

Marilyn said...

The pretty laces are what make it for me! And, the frames aren't hard too look at either! I guess I should be spending more time actually doing something than thinking about it!♥♫

cmoh said...

Gorgious! And I have so many tags and little thank you cards that I want to display this is perfect for that.

Thank you so much for sharing.
I am so pinning this.
Hugs
The Glitter Tart

By Neymes said...

OLÁ CAROL,VOCÊ SER UMA PESSOA CHIQUE,SEU QUADRO DE RECADOS É MUITO BONITO,EU ESTAR SEMPRE COM VONTADE DE COPIAR SUAS PEÇAS(SORRIR).BOA QUARTA.BEIJO.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

Roselle said...

IN.LOVE
OMG Carol...love love love!
So, I will pin away. Tell me, I've been trying to figure out...how does one get the buttons for facebook and pinterest like the ones you have at the end of your post?
I am so going to try to make these. You are sooooo talented!
xo
Roselle

Ann said...

So creative! This is a wonderful alternative to a boring bulletin board. Thanks for sharing.

Celestina Marie said...

Hii Carol, Oh I love this!! It is so creative and unique. I am going to try one. Thanks for the inspiration.
Happy Creating.
Celestina Marie

Little Miss Maggie said...

Carol, this is so adorable. I must try this.

mammakaz said...

Love, love, love this Carol

A Paris Flea said...

Absolutely wonderful!!! Such a terrific way to shabby chic a bulletin board!!!
happiness~~~Mickie

Cathy said...

Love it!!

Cathy ♥

Curtains in My Tree said...

Fabulous

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Stunning! What a creative way to use all your pretty bits and pieces of lace. Love this Carol.

Graceful Rose said...

OMG, I love this project. I will be making one of these for my studio. Maybe I'll post some pictures if I get it done before too long. Carol you are so creative!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Fabulous idea!!!

vintage grey said...

Such a beautiful and creative idea!!! Always love seeing what you are creating!! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

Bente said...

What a great idea, and soooo beautiful. You are such a inspiration. Love it.

Hugs

Lady Pamela said...

FANTASTIC IDEA! I am so going to do this. It is the most creative idea I have seen in awhile. Thank you so very much for sharing.
*Smiles*

Createology said...

Brilliant Dear! This lovely lace and fabric could also be adhered to a sheet of magnetic surface for another type of bulletin board. The possibilities are endless...

lynn said...

just darling, carol!

Nancy Carr said...

These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh I love it....love the first one especially....what a great idea!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! Can you tell me approximately how big the frames you used were? I love this idea-thanks again.
Stephanie from Wa. state

Trisha said...

What a great idea, yep, I can do that, you are so clever. Have a Blessed day, Trisha

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE the pockets! Very creative!
Does your mind every stop creating!
Warmly,
deb

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I need to set up a bulletin board in my new library. Thanks to you, I know what I want....one just like yours. This looks like a fun project. Thanks, Carol.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Carol, Your bulletin boards look a lot prettier than mine! Thanks for sharing those great ideas! Nancy

Melody Shingler said...

oh.my.word! I so love these Carol -- they're gorgeous! Perfect idea for my sewing room. (Plus, it will use up a bit from those tubs of laces...)

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow! I've never seen this done, but I sure have the right board and lace to do it myself! Thanks for the inspiration, Carol, they're beautiful!

Mary Ellen said...

Carol this is an amazing project and makes me completely want to redo my inspiration board now! I love all the lace pockets!

Heading to NM tomorrow for 3 nieces and nephew graduations! On my own as Bill is speaking at a graduation ceremony here in Co.

bee blessed
mary

Malissa said...

Both of your bulletin boards are inspiring works of art.
Thank You, for sharing!!
Malissa

Robin@robinsnestquilting said...

SUper cute! I'm so envious of talented ladies like you!
Thanks so much for sharing. This is gorgeous.

robin :-)

Mimi Sue said...

Oh my goodness this is a brilliant idea! Love it! Mimi

Marlynne said...

Really a cute idea! Just the perfect touch for a victorian studio!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

GOR-GE-OUS!

debi said...

I'm seriously swooning here! Your bulletin boards are stunning! and so romantic.

hopeandjoyhome said...

Gorgeous Carol!Your vintage lace stash looks like mine!

Kathy said...

Buttons and jewelry glued to thumb tacks, well duh! How easy and how perfect.

Perfectly Printed said...

Another great idea from Carol!!

Kat Miller said...

This is really cute!

20 North Ora said...

Carol - Beautiful boards - right down my alley with vintage lace, linens and buttons. Beautiful!!

Miss Begonia is going to be in Romantic Homes Flea Market Issue coming out in late July and all of August! I'm so excited.

Thanks for the inspiration to get her done!

Judy

PattieJ said...

Oh My Gosh!! Those are Sooooo pretty!! I am definitely going to make one of these!! I love that you always take the time to show us all how to make such awesome stuff for ourselves! Thank You! xo

Pattie

Iprefervintage said...

I really like the idea of using pockets for a memo boards. The creative possibilities are endless with this.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your memo boards are gorgeous Carol!!!

Heart Vintage Design said...

Love your push pins, the board… really all of it!

Connie said...

Carol . . . this is so pretty.
Everything you touch turns to gold :)

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Lovely idea! Immediately made me see inspiration here for a vintage wedding escort card display...or even a guest wishes board!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Carol~I've got to try my hand at this beautifully, fabulous idea. The lil' pockets are perfect for storing an array of treasures. You're talent is ever flowing!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Rhissanna said...

What a gorgeous idea, Carol and so pretty. You are clever to take the circle shapes of doilies and turn them into pockets, and I love the earrings as drawing pins! Very shabby glam!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Yes, another rabbit finished and I'm about to start the next. I think I'll go shabby chic this time, and use some of my own hoard of doilies! Thank you for the inspiration!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
OHHHHHH!!!! I am really loving this!!! So Pretty!! Now I have to find time to try this myself!!

Hugs,
Deb

Elle said...

I'm in love with this Idea, I 'm going to try making one for my office nook, I've been trying to think of a cool way to do a bulletin board, thanks for the lovely idea xo Elle

Stampindamour said...

Carol - what a fantastic idea!!! I'm going to share this and link on the BRASS FB page...

-pamela ;)

Laurel Stephens said...

Your bulletin board is so sweet. I can't wait to add a lace pocket to mine. I featured this today on Friday Finds. Thanks so much, and have a great weekend!

Jamie said...

Hey, Carol! I don't know how I missed this post? Luckily Laurel featured it over on The North End Loft! The board is just beautiful!! I love the crochet pockets and everything that you added to the board. I'm in love!! ~ Jamie

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely bulletin board. I love the shapes and bits of lace you used.

Natasha In Oz said...

I am pinning this right now! I just found you via the pinning party at Sutton Place.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz
www.natashainoz.com

Marilou Bain said...

Hi Carol, I'm back, aww I will definitely make one of these, what a grand idea! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Marilou

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

These are so beautiful. I found you on hometalk, and am now following you there and on facebook and pinterest!

I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on Tuesday nights at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Magpie Maggie said...

Love this idea. Just tried to prep my board. Decided to use the foam board and cork. The spray glue stuck to everything except the foam board to the cork. Off to try plan B with two pieces of foam board.