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Upcycle an old bulletin board into a fun simple alternative to a photo album to hang up photos and other fun momentos.

Step 1: Materials List

What you need to make this are...

  • an old bulletin board (most thrift stores and flea markets would have something like this for less, I'm using one that I have had in my bedroom for many years)
  • hot glue gun
  • wooden clothespins
  • twine
  • hammer

The rest of the items are not shown, but what you will also need are:

  • paint (acrylic and spray)
  • paint brush
  • utility knife

Step 2: Prep Board

First, remove the cork from the bulletin board. I find it best to start making a small hole with a utility knife, then pulling it out using the hammer. Then, once the hole is big enough, use enough "elbow grease" to rip off the rest of the board. This is because, with mine, the cork is a lot more thicker. Once that's done, you should remain with just the wooden frame, which you will only need for this project.

Step 3: Paint Frame

Next, paint the frame in a color of your choice; I chose white. What I did with my frame is that I spray painted it first, then I touched up with white acrylic paint. Once it's done, let dry.

Step 4: Add Twine

Now, cut a few pieces of twine to fit within your wooden frame, and glue both ends on either side. Make sure to cut each piece of twine and glue each piece between 5 and 6 inches apart.

Step 5: Paint Clothespins

From there, you can paint your clothespins. You can use a single color or a variety of colors. I chose pink so they can pop out against the white frame.

Step 6: Hang and Enjoy

Now, just use the clothespins to hang whatever you want on the twine and enjoy! This perfume packets and face painting cards are just some examples that I put on my photo holder. With yours, you can hang up photos, your kids' artwork and test papers, or anything that will stand out within this beautifully renovated bulletin board frame!

<p>Nice! I like the bright pink clothes pins with the white frame :)</p>

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Bio: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic ... More »
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