Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Coffee Bag Bulletin Board

I picked up a regular bulletin board at the local thrift store and used a coffee bag from my favorite coffee shop to dress it up a bit.

Remove frame and cut bag to fit, leaving enough room on side to help the frame have a good hold on it.  I did run a light coat of glue around the edges and let them set with clothes pins for about 20 min.

Using scraps from the rest of the bag and another. I made a pocket by cutting a tag board base, using the seam with a tag still on it for some character and a natural edge. This was glued onto the tag board until it set. Using another bag for the word espresso and fraying the edges gave a little extra, this too was glued on.

Next cut a yard stick and add some cafe curtain hooks. Affix with glue and a nail or screw.

And there it is.

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Ann said...

That is a VERY creative idea. I'm sure a lot of bloggers will want to copy-----me for one. Such a great recycle idea.
Have a great day.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Now this is just fabulous. I love it. The neatest bulletin board I've seen. You are so clever. Hugs, Marty

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Cutest thing ever!!
I love it!!
What a great idea!!!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my that is so cute. Great idea for my son and daughter in law for Christmas. Their kitchen is done in a coffee house theme. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Blondie's Journal said...

This is SO cute, Shannon. I wish I could find a neat bag like that. Love the ruler!


Kelly said...

Oh my goodness, using the ruler is just GENIUS!


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just a great idea!
I love that, so clever!
Where do you find those coffee bags?

Sherry said...

I love this project Shannon. Thanks so much for sharing. I don't know where they sell coffee in bags like that around here. I will have to look in to that.

Angela said...

I love your bulletin board, what a great idea, the ruler on it looks so nice.

Mel said...

I like your creativeness with the coffee bean bag bulletin board...sweet job! Mel's Cabin admires your work very much.

Aaron said...

So amazing! I love that you added the ruler.

the cape on the corner said...

now THIS i can get on board with! i don't like the tea themed or the french themed thing, but this would go in my kitchen perfectly! love it!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

lovin this! Especially the ruler for a little hanging rod. How did you think of that one? I really admire your creativity. Turned out great!

Kristy said...

This looks great, I love message boards!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

So cute and fairly simple. Very clever, my dear!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Another great idea Shannon! Love it! laurie

Terry said...

This looks fabulous and very creative. Imagine it with the frame painted black to match the lettering. Awesome.

Randi said...

That's really fun. The yardstick across the middle is a great touch! And who doesn't love a good coffee bag?

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am in love!

Pamma said...

Wow--fantastic application of your burlap coffee bag--functional and awesome---love the ruler with the hooks and the pocket--Outstanding!
Thanks so much for sharing.

Beth said...

This is a great bulletin board. How smart to use the cafe hooks. The coffee bag is so original, too. Thanks so much for sharing your project.

Lori Lucas said...

So Pottery Barn....but cuter! Great ideas. Lori L

Denise said...

I love your message board and have scheduled a feature of it for this evening at Extreme Personal Measures.

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Barbara Jean said...

love it!

barbara jean

judi said...

such a simple but clever idea. it reminds me of the PB bulletin board from last year. i've been wanting to make one and now i'm encouraged even more. plus i have a load of coffee bags to use up! love how you added the curtain clip rings (i have manu of those too!)
thanks for sharing,

Shelley@1510farmhousefancy said...

Love it!! I've been buying grain sacks and coffee sacks to make a few bulletin boards - but just wasnt sure how to get started!! Thank you so much for posting!!!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

It's lovely, I especially like the ruler with the rings... very creative!


WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Creative and functional! Thanks for linking up to the burlap party at WhisperWood Cottage! said...

very cute, love the ruler and curtain clips, clever additions!

Roisin said...

Clever and unique idea. Very individual and really appreciate that homespun touch.

Debbie Z said...

This is so adorable and you are so clever! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. I hope our coffee shops here still get coffee in real burlap bags!


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