DIY Ribbon Bulletin Board


Make your own DIY ribbon bulletin board that’s both pretty and useful! Customize them with different fabrics and ribbons for great gift ideas.

Hi Kenarry readers, it’s Lori from Greco Design Company here today to share a great DIY project with you that requires very little skill, money or time!! This DIY Ribbon Bulletin Board is a pretty way to hold useful items like tickets, photos, recipes, and invitations without push pins or magnets.

DIY ribbon bulletin board

I’m sure you’ve seen these boards before but they’re very hard to find in stores. They also look like they would be a little challenging to make. Recently a friend asked me to make her two of them for gifts so I gave it a try and found that they were super easy and I just loved how they came out! So I wanted to share this fun, easy, and useful project with you.


Here are the instructions on how to make your own DIY Ribbon Bulletin Board:

ribbon bulletin board materials

You’ll need the following materials:
– A framed cork board – I found mine at Michael’s and it’s 17 x 23”
– Fabric – cut to be about 4” larger than your board around all edges
– Ribbon – I used a little over 8 yards per board to create my diamond pattern
– Batting – I used the 6oz. mid-weight thickness and cut it to the same size as my board
– Rounded tacks or decorative nails
Scissors, ruler and a staple gun

DIY ribbon bulletin board batting

First, place your batting on top of your cork board. Trim it to fit if needed and staple the batting to hold it in place.

DIY ribbon bulletin board fabric wrap

Next, wrap your fabric around the batting and board and staple it to the back of the cork board. Be sure to staple the fabric into the wood frame to be extra secure.

DIY ribbon bulletin board wrapping corners

For the corners, wrap the fabric like a hospital bed sheet – tucking one side under and overlapping the other. Be sure to staple all the fabric pulling it tight as you go.

DIY ribbon bulletin board fabric front

Turn the board over and you’ll see how it has a nice soft, pillow-like top. Now you’ll need to attach the ribbon. I made a diamond pattern using a total of 14 pieces and I cut them all about 3” longer on each end to wrap around the edges of the board.

DIY ribbon bulletin board

I attached the two longest pieces first that extended from corner to corner, making an X pattern. I wrapped this ribbon around the board and stapled it onto the wood frame on the back.

DIY ribbon bulletin board

Next, I attached the four smaller pieces of ribbon, making a center diamond shape. I measured the center spot on each of the sides and marked it lightly on my board.

DIY ribbon bulletin board staple

I continued to attach the remaining ribbon pieces so the diamonds were smaller and able to hold more items. Be sure to measure the center marks for each ribbon piece and pull them tight when stapling. Staple each end into the wood frame in the back too until you finish your pattern.

DIY ribbon bulletin board tacks

Once all your ribbon is attached, add your rounded thumb tacks or decorative nails where any of the ribbon overlaps. This helps to hold any papers in place and it also makes the piece look pretty. I also added a dot of hot glue under each tack and ribbon to hold it in place.

DIY ribbon bulletin board hanger

I added a saw tooth hanging bracket on the back of my board – be sure it’s centered on the frame. Now your DIY ribbon bulletin board is ready to hang and display all the fun, useful items.

DIY ribbon bulletin board detail

You can customize your DIY Ribbon Bulletin Board with different fabrics and ribbons making them a little more personal and great gift ideas. This piece would look great in a girl’s bedroom, a family command center or a home office.

DIY ribbon bulletin board

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for letting us know, Jessica! We’re thrilled you chose to include this DIY Ribbon Bulletin Board tutorial in your awesome round up.

  1. I just made this and it turned out great, but my tacks keep popping out because they’re too short I guess. Any idea how long the ones you used are? Where to buy them? I went to Michael’s and Joann’s already.

    1. Hi Kira,
      Thanks for reaching out to us. When you inserted the tacks, did you put a dot of hot glue under each tack and under the ribbon too? That might help hold your tacks in place and keep them from popping back out. I can ask Lori Greco who created this project for us if she remembers where she bought the tacks, but you may have a lot of luck finding them at an office supply store like Staples or Office Depot. I would bet the office supply section in Target would have something cute too!

      Best wishes,
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

  2. Hi Carrie, I’m new to Pintrest . I was Iooking for ideas on how to make a Ribbon Bulletin Board and I came across yours. It seems so simple to do and I can’t wait to try it. I also love your other ideas.!! Thanks again

    1. Hi Joann,
      We’re so glad you found us on Pinterest. Welcome! Welcome! You’ll do great with your DIY ribbon bulletin board – we’d love to see photos of how it turns out.

      Happy crafting!

      Best wishes,
      Carrie from Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

    1. Hi there,
      Great question! Any kind of batting with work. Lori used 6oz. mid-weight thickness for this project.

      Have fun creating!
      Best wishes,
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

    1. Hi Christine! I believe this ribbon was 1/2″ wide, just slightly wider than the typical upholstery tack. Hope that helps! Please let us know if you end up making this project. We’d love to see it!

      Best wishes,
      Robin from Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

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