Friday, March 15, 2013

D.I.Y. Communication Board

A communication board is a great way to organize daily tasks, letters and notes.

Crafted by Billie Jo.


  • Canvas
  • Fabric
  • Frames
  • Metal Sheet
  • White Board
  • Vinyl
  • Tin Pockets
  • Clothespins
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Staple Gun
  • Spray Paint
  • Scissors

  1. Measure and cut fabric to wrap the front of the canvas.
  2. Wrap one side of the canvas with fabric and use the staple gun to adhere it to the wooden frame.
  3. Repeat step 2 for all other sides.
  4. Spray paint frames in colors to coordinate with the fabric.
  5. Set them aside to let dry.
  6. Once dry, insert a white board into one frame and a metal sheet into the other frame.
  7. Adhere a vinyl shape or lettering to the metal sheet. 
  8. Use a hot glue gun to adhere them to the desired areas of the canvas.
  9. Embellish the tin pockets and clothespins (optional) and adhere them onto the canvas using the hot glue gun.
  10. Feel free to add any other embellishments to the canvas. 
  11. Let the glue dry completely before displaying.

These clothespins were already made this way, which saved time.

The tin pockets were decorated with washi tape.

You can learn how to make magnets for your communication board here.

Bottle Cap Magnets

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.


  1. I love this.. but I really don't have time to make it. Is there anywhere I could buy something similar? Thanks.

    1. Not that we know of but we always suggest those that are time-crunched to set aside 10-15 minutes a day to work on a project until it's complete.