I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know we sure did! I've been so excited to share this project with you. I think it's one of my favorite projects yet. My inspiration for this project was a burlap bag I found at the antique mall where I have a booth.
I knew it would make a great gift for our friend who has a huge heart for Guatemala and it's people. So, now what do I do with it? I thought about framing it or making a pillow out of it but I figured he probably wouldn't really use those things. Then, it came to me, make a message board, so that's just what I did.
I forgot to take a picture of the bag by itself but it was just a basic burlap sack.
I stopped by Goodwill and found this corkboard for $1.99. The paint job was interesting, but I knew I'd be covering that up.
I cut it down to size to fit this frame I had in my garage. (also a Goodwill purchase-$2.99)
After, I cut the cork board down to size, I used some spray adhesive to attach the burlap sack to the cork board. Next, I stapled around the edges to make sure it stayed in place. I painted the frame black and then attached the corkboard to it using screws.
As you can see from the above picture, there were some nails sticking through the back from some embellishing I had done on the front (you'll see that in a minute) So, I used some cardboard to cover those and make sure it didn't do any damage to the wall.
and here it is all finished!
I added some nail heads to the corners to add some more detail and I really like how it turned out.