I thought I would show you how I made my design board. It is such an easy and cost effective way to make one. This will be a smaller board at 30 x 20 inches. I actually combine smaller boards side by side or just make larger ones from the beginning, but it works either way. The boards on my wall now are all 32x40 inches and lined side by side creating one large design wall. I do plan to add to them up to the ceiling later, since it's so easy to add more boards.
- 3/16th inch Foam board.
- Tape. (I'm not pretending that I'm fancy here. I used plain old duck tape. My old board lasted for years until the batting was fuzzy and dusty and it was easy to peel the tape and reuse the foam board.) The tape goes on the back, and no one will ever know.
- Batting. I used Warm & Natural cotton batting because I buy large bulk rolls of it every year. Feel free to buy some batting with a coupon for this. A similar texture to warm & natural is nice, however. It is thin but sturdy, and doesn't get fuzzy too quickly.
- A way to attach to your wall. My husband just pounded in a few nails. Easy-Peasy.
Layout batting on the floor and place your foam board on top.
Pull one end up and tape down evenly.
My piece of batting was larger then it needs to be. Just enough to pull a few inches to the back is fine.
Do the long sides, lightly tugging the batting tight and being sure to taper the corners in slightly.
Hang, and use or in this case...prop and use :)
If you would like to cover a wall, these boards line up together nicely, which is exactly how I plan to expand my own setup to cover the whole wall. :)
Thanks for looking and Have fun sewing today!