We love this idea for a quick and easy way to create a bulletin board that can be used in your Young Women's classroom, at camp, or for special events like New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence.
First, find a great frame, your local thrift store is a great place to start. Don't worry if it has an ugly painting in it...we are going to remove it! I lucked out and found the perfect shabby chic vintage frame, but if all you find are plain-jane brown frames, choose a happy shade of spray paint and paint your frame! If you decide to paint your frame, be sure to remove the painting and glass first. Then let it dry for at least a few hours or a day before moving to the next step.
You will need chicken wire for the backing. This can be purchased at any big box hardware store. Cut a length at least 8" - 12" longer than the frame's center measurement (an old pair of scissors should be able to cut the wire if you do not have tin snips or wire cutters).
Center the chicken wire over the center of the frame, and using a staple gun, begin stapling the wire every 5". I stapled the top edge first, then the bottom edge, being sure to stretch the wire tight (this step is helpful to have an extra set of hands). Then I stapled the left side and then the right side, stretching the wire as I went. Once it is securely stapled, carefully trim the excess wire from around all the edges.
That's it, you are done! The beauty of this bulletin board is that you can change it often based on your needs, and it can be hung on your wall or placed on an easel for a special event. We chose to adorn our bulletin board with our own Young Women Theme poster, our MIni Values banner (see tutorial here), and adorable pom poms in the value colors!
I love the idea of using twigs instead of a frame if it is going to be used at camp....how cute would this be!
Stay tuned, a tutorial on making pom poms is coming soon!