Fat Quarter Friendly Bulletin Board for Remote Learning or Home Office

Fat Quarter Friendly Bulletin Board for Remote Learning or Home Office

This fat quarter friendly bulletin board is a quick and easy way to decorate a remote learning space for children or a home office.  My son will be starting a hybrid school year where he will attend school both in person and remotely.  I have been working to create a dedicated spot for him to concentrate when remote learning (and a space where he can Zoom with his class without his little brother photo-bombing the session).  I set up a learning nook for him and was looking for a functional way to decorate the space.  So, I made this fun bulletin board so he can post his assignments and other school notes. 

This project is simple and quick, but I think it totally makes the space!

Supplies needed for this bulletin board project:

  • Cork board (I found this 14" x 14" cork board at Target for about $10)  
  • Fat quarter of fabric (my son chose this I Scream, You Scream print from Art Gallery Fabrics).  A fat quarter measures approximately 18" x 21".  You can also use a 1/2 yard of fabric.
  • Glue gun
  • Small scissors
  • Pins

Bulletin board supplies

Step 1: Lay out your fat quarter (be sure to iron if needed), and find the best placement for your fabric.  Lightly pin in place.

Layout the fabric

Step 2: Flip the board over and use your glue gun to glue the fabric to the top and bottom edges of the bulletin board.  Note any screw openings - we will go back and cut them open later.  Make a mitered corner for the sides and glue the corners and then finish gluing the sides.

Glue the fabric Miter 1 Miter 2 Miter 3

Step 3: Trim any excess fabric. With a pair of precision scissors, cut slits where the screw openings are.

Cut out the holes for screws Completed back of bulletin board 

Step 5: Hang and admire your DIY craftiness!  Easy peasy!

Bulletin Board

You could also make a larger installation with 4 cork boards in a square and using a bundle of your favorite fat quarters.  Or, make one cork board for each day of the week.  You can color-coordinate with different fabrics for different children, too.  There are lots of options, and Going Coastal Fabrics has lots of fun child-centric prints - shop them here.

Happy crafting!