How to Make a Ribbon Bulletin Board

What You'll Need:

  • 2 pieces of cork, each 16 inches square
  • 16-inch square foam core
  • Craft glue
  • 20-inch square quilt batting, 1/2 inch thick
  • 20-inch square cotton fabric
  • Hot-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • 6 yards satin or grosgrain ribbon, 1/2 inch wide
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • 15 to 18 matching buttons
  • Matching thread and needle


  1. Use craft glue to attach cork piece to foam, and let dry. Glue second cork piece on top of first; let dry.
  2. Starting in bottom left corner, stretch piece of ribbon diagonally over board. Let last 2 inches of each ribbon wrap around back of board. Glue ends in place. Continue attaching ribbon, moving up board diagonally and spacing each ribbon 4 inches apart. When completed diagonally in 1 direction, attach ribbon in opposite diagonal direction to create a checkerboard effect.
  3. Position button over intersection of 2 ribbons, and stitch in place. Repeat at all ribbon intersections.

The ribbon bulletin board makes a unique wall decoration and is a great way to showcase photos and souvenirs. Try using it as part of the Easy Chic teen bedroom decorating idea.

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