Boho Bulletin Board & Vintage Buttons

This project is not for a shy minimalist. This is for a muppet who wants to get organized. I’ve always believed that I was the kind of person who was not able to be clean and organized, and I’m trying to challenge that belief. To get started I wanted a project that was bright, silly, fun — and useful. Tassels are a girls best friend and I made about 116 of them in different shades of coral using white yarn and Rit Dye in coral. Following the instructions on the back I made a group of  light coral strands, medium strands and deep coral strands. You can obviously use any kind of yarn, I just had never dyed yarn before and wanted to try it out. It’s awesome and easy.

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To make the tassels I wrapped yarn around four fingers five times, then cut. Then I folded it in half, took another small piece of yarn and tied it — making it a tassel.

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I used one of my daughter’s swaddling cloths as fabric to cover the board. I sprayed adhesive on it, wrapped it around the entire board, covering the frame it came with. You do have some time to make sure there aren’t any creases but I recommend ironing it before you place it on your board.

Think of the tassel in two parts — a lady’s head and a lady’s dress. (I looked on the internet for another way to put this, but it is officially called a “head” and a “skirt,” so there ya go.)

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I put glue on the back of the lady A’s head and put it down where the frame is. Then, I covered lady A’s head with lady B’s skirt by gluing down lady B’s skirt on the frame as well.

I figured out how many tassels I would need by lining up tassels on one side and using measuring tape to see how many more I would need on the other sides of the board. It ended up being pretty accurate.

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unnamed-1.jpgMy dog was not a fan of this project and tried to distract me by rolling on the tassels.

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I chose white and green (green and coral! love!) antique buttons to make some interesting tacks. I used a glue gun to glue the back of the button to the tack.

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For some of them I added white yarn by taking four strands, gluing it in the space where the button was attached to the tack, wrapping it and tying it once.

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You could use any color, you could braid the yarn — the possibilities are endless. I like the way this plain white yarn looks with this green button and fabric swatch.

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I like a simple button for this picture. I sent it out with a little poem I wrote (using original A Beautiful Mess App) for my daughter. It reminds me to keep going and keep making things.

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