Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Brag Board Tutorial

I decided to make a tutorial for the couple of people who asked about this - here goes:

Supplies needed:
1x8 piece of pine (mine is cut to 16 in. for this one - the first one I made was 20 in)
Mod Podge
3 sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper - 2 for the board 1 for the clothespins
Ink pad
Paper Trimmer
Sponge Brush
Hot glue gun
Vinyl Lettering

 Step 1: Paint the edges and back of your sanded board

Step 2: While the paint is drying cut 2 sheets of scrapbook paper to fit the front of the board - these were 7 3/4 in. x 8 in.

Step 3:  Apply mod podge to the front of your board

then smooth your paper on

Make sure to get out any wrinkles or bubbles - let that dry.

Step 4: Distress the edges with a coordinating ink pad - I used a dark brown.

Step 5:  Apply a layer of mod podge over the top to seal it.

Step 6:  While your board is drying - trim coordinating paper to cover clothespins.  I used 4 for this size of board.

then mod podge the paper onto your clothespins.

Step 7: Add your vinyl brag board lettering

Step 8: Glue the clothespins onto the board using a hot glue gun.  I spaced mine every 4 inches.
Then add a hook to the back so you can hang it on the wall.



  1. This is a project that is on my to do list, but I bought bigger clothes pins! Brock keeps asking when I am going to get it done!

  2. This is on my "to craft" list too. It's such a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I forgot to tell you that I started a craft blog just as a place to keep track of my many projects... Nothing special, but you can check it out if you want. I also have a link to it on my main blog.

  3. I thought about this for Sid's school papers. I really need to get it done!

  4. I love this im going to make one for my 7 yr old to hang all his spelling test on he's been doing such a great job and i have them all hanging on the fridge so this will be great. Thanks so much for sharing.


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