Message Board Supplies: 1 Foam Board (15”x20”) 1 yd fabric(woven) ½ yard batting 4 yds. ribbon(1/4” or ½ “) 5 buttons 2 thumbtacks glue gun and glue sticks Student’s responsibility: fabric, ribbon, buttons 1. Cut batting 17”x22” 2. Cut Fabric 19”x24” 3. Center board over batting over edges of board; and glue down on back side of the batting 4. Carefully trim edges of batting. 5. Lay fabric on table with right side down and center the board over fabric with batting side down. 6. Wrap excess fabric over edges the back of board and glue fabric down using glue gun. 7. Pin ribbon in place. Make sure to cut the ribbon long enough to be covered by the 14 X 19 back fabric. Glue edges of ribbon to back of board. 8. Secure button using embroidery thread and needle at the intersections (x) of the ribbon. Use double thread and bring thread from back of board up and down through; tie knot in back of board (use another person to hold thread as you tie knot). 9. Cut a piece of fabric 14” x 19” Use pinking shears and trim edges to prevent fraying. Glue edges to back of board. 10.Using thumbtacks and yarn, mount tacks and yarn to back for hanging the board. Make sure the yarn does not shown when hanging board. Secure with glue gun.
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