On a whim I bought this old dart board for $5 at the thrift store. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but I loved it, and thought that if it sat around here long enough a fabulous idea would come to me.
.....and so it sat.
.....and got moved from room to room.
.....and I almost donated it (back to the same thrift store)
Someone suggested I put my husbands picture onto it...(who was that?)
.....but I decided to turn it into a Bulletin Board!
Yes, I know you are on the edge of your seats, drooling with excitement.
So in case you are so inclined to make one for yourself, I took a few pictures along the way.
I took some osnaburg and muslin and tore it into strips, some 4" wide, some 3".
I started gathering it up, enlisting the help of my "Junior Sewists" who are always on call, ready and waiting to pick up a needle & thread at a moments notice.
I turned the dart board over and started gluing on the ruffled osnaburg.
Then I turned it over, and glued on a second layer of ruffles.
For the third layer I used muslin.
Then I gathered up more osnaburg, that was folded in half so it was shorter and puffy.
It looked a little plain, so I gathered up some more fabric and made a flower with a vintage little crocheted flower in the center.
To hang, I put 2 screws on either side of the back, and strung some heavy wire across.
I adore it! Add ruffles to anything and I love it.
The thumb tacks looked a little boring, so I glued buttons onto the tops.
And here it is ~ $5 and about 1 1/2 hours, an upcycled, functional, crafty craft!