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Crafty Kitchen Message Board

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.


Turn any baking sheet into a colorful kitchen message board. It features three boards in one: a chalkboard, a magnetic board, and a bulletin board! A tasty way to update your kitchen decor!
 


Project Needs & Notes

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Cookie sheet with outer rim
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1/4 yard chalkboard fabric
- 1/4 yard print cotton (lightweight canvas)
- 1/4 yard solid-colored cotton (lightweight canvas)
- Medium weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- Air-erase pen / dressmaker's pencil
- 1/3 yard decorative trim (fringe is used in this example)
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1/3 yard grosgrain ribbon, 1" wide
- 10 3/4" wide by 5 3/4" high foam board, 1/2" thick
- 10 3/4" wide by 5 3/4" high piece of cork board, 1/4" thick
- Permanent double-sided fabric tape or permanent all-purpose double-sided tape
- Hot glue and gun
- Masking tape

If you have a non-stick cookie sheet, use permanent double-sided tape to adhere the fabric pieces to the cookie sheet. Most types of glue will not stick to that surface.

Designs used in this tutorial are J8705 Love Beyond Measure and J8650 Peace Love & Cupcakes. Designs that are 4" x 4" or smaller fit well in this project, leaving room for pinning lists and reminders.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Begin by dividing the cookie sheet into three sections. One section is for the chalkboard, another section is for the magnetic board, and the third is for the bulletin board.

Prepare the chalkboard fabric for the top of the cookie sheet. Draw a rectangle on the chalkboard fabric to the dimensions that you desire. In this example, the rectangle is 10 3/4" x 5 3/4".

Leave extra space around the rectangle to allow for hooping.


A template, or printout of a design, is an excellent tool to help with placement.
Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Print a template of the design and position it in the rectangle where desired. Mark the center point as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Because chalkboard fabric is dark and won't show the marks from an air-erase pen, I've used masking tape and an ink pen to mark the lines on the fabric.

(You can also use chalk.)
 

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Hoop the chalkboard fabric with a piece of cutaway stabilizer. Line up the axis lines drawn on the tape or fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Attach the hoop to the machine, load the design.

Move the hoop so the needle is directly over the center point on the tape.

Peel the tape away, and embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

After embroidering, trim the excess cutaway stabilizer away from the back.

Cut out the rectangle shape. If necessary, round off the top corners so the fabric lays flat when placed on the cookie sheet.

Set this piece aside for now.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Next, work on the section for the bulletin board.

Use an air-erase pen to draw a rectangle on the fabric. Use the same measurements that were used for the chalkboard fabric.

Leave 3" excess fabric around the rectangle for hooping and wrapping around the board later on.

Follow the same steps as before:

Use a printed template to determine placement.
Mark the center point and the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Hoop the fabric with cutaway stabilizer, lining up the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Load the design to the machine and move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point.

Embroider the design. After embroidering, trim the excess cutaway stabilizer away from the back.

Do not cut out the rectangle at this time. Set this piece of fabric aside.
 

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

For the magnetic portion of the cookie sheet, take the measurements for the other rectangles and add 1" to both sides to allow for overlap.

The other rectangles in this example are 10 3/4" x 5 3/4". The rectangle for this section will be 11 3/4" x 6 3/4". Draw that rectangle on the lightweight canvas for the magnetic portion.

Cut out the rectangle. Fold the short side edges in to the wrong side 1/2" and press with an iron.

To hold the folds in place, use strips of double-sided permanent fabric tape or all-purpose tape under the folds.

Add strips
of the double-sided tape along each edge on the back (wrong side) of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Next, put the pieces of the message board together.

Place the fabric for the magnetic portion of the board in the center of the sheet, right side up. Press the fabric in place.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Add strips of tape along the side and top edges of the chalkboard fabric.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Add a line of hot glue along the top edge of the middle fabric.

Place the chalkboard fabric at the top of the sheet with the bottom edge overlapping the top edge of the middle fabric piece about 1/2".

Press the fabric in place.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

Add the trim fabric by putting a line of hot glue along the bottom edge of the chalkboard fabric. Press the top edge of the trim in place along the bottom edge of the chalkboard fabric.

Cut a length of 1" wide grosgrain ribbon about 1" longer than the width of the inside of the cookie sheet.

Fold the ends of the ribbon over 1/2" and glue in place. Add another line of hot glue along the bottom edge of the chalkboard fabric and press the ribbon in place.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

For the corkboard section, use a craft knife to cut a piece of 1/2" thick foam board to the same dimensions as the bulletin board fabric.

If necessary, round off the bottom corners of the board so it fits well inside the cookie sheet.

Next, place the foam board on top of the 1/4" cork board.

Trace the shape and cut it out.

Glue foam board and cork board together with hot glue.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

To put the fabric around the bulletin board, line up the embroidered fabric on top of the board with the cork side facing up.

Fold back the fabric a little at a time adding hot glue along the outer edges of the board, and pressing the fabric in place.

Flip the board over to the back side and wrap the fabric around to the back. Glue it in place. Then trim the excess fabric from the back so it lies flat.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

To secure the bulletin board to the cookie sheet, add strips of tape to the outer edges of the back of the board.

Add a line of hot glue to the bottom edge of the middle fabric. Place the bulletin board at the bottom of the sheet with the top edge of the board overlapping about 1/2" over the bottom edge of the middle fabric.

Press the board in place.

Free project instructions to create a crafty kitchen message board.

This colorful message board serves up reminders in style! The cookie sheet makes it cute for any kitchen.

Crafty Kitchen Message Board



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Products used in this Project:

A Kitchen Rules Design Pack $19.97

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 6.86" | 3.86" x 3.87"