This board here is for one of my closest cousins, Lizzie. She's a mommy-to-be to a girl due sometime in July. We took a trip to Wally World and she picked out the fabrics to match the little one's room. Frame: 4 Bucks!!! All we needed was half a yard, I suppose, but I bought a yard for another $4.
It's a work in progress, especially since upon showing the board, my dear father said it was crooked. I stapled that fabric in the back to foam core board which is something you can get just about anywhere, it's mostly used for science projects. I used about a hundred staples doing this board. The more, the stabler. I stapled more of the striped ribbon on top of the frame for hanging.
It's a mess in the back and there's possibly some loose staples so I'm covering the back with extra fabric to secure it all together.
What I learned:
- Never show papi anything! He WILL find something wrong.
- Once an imperfection is pointed out, I will never stop noticing it and therefore will have to do it again.
- Using striped or polkadotted fabrics is less forgiving if it's not on entirely straight.
- The more quilt batting, the more plush your board will be but the harder to staple.
- Cardboard is another alternative or can be added to the mix for a sturdier board.
- Better to staple on the ugly green carpet than on the desk and making holes into said desk.
- The wood of the frame was harder that what I've used in the past so make sure you can adjust the pressure to the staple gun.