So I got my trusty husband to cut down a 1 by 4 we had in the garage from another project. I had ordered some giant clothes pins from Oriental Trading Company (I got a dozen for $6 on clearance, couldn't pass it up- the link is to similar clips, but not the same kit I got), so I painted those a dark brown.
I had some coordinating fabric left over from my mail center project, but it was just a couple of inches short to cover the whole board. Doh. Anyway, I got out my sewing machine and SEWED MY VERY FIRST PROJECT. (so what if it was about 8 inches worth of sewing? I did it, using my machine!). I then Mod Podged my fabric to the board.
After it dried I tried to velcro the clips to the board, but that didn't work. So I ended up using Gorilla Glue. Gorilla Glue expands, so I learned the hard way a little goes a long way and to keep it away from the edges. I had to use an exacto knife to remove the glue from where I didn't want it, if you look close, you still see it... so don't look close, Okay?
Close up of the closepin. I should have painted another coast, but I was too impaitent. I guess I will have to take ti apart and do it sometime.Not Just Another Housewife, you can print it for free... plus she has one for girls, too!! BTW, subway art is all over blogland... there are TONS out there for free and with different colors, seasons, etc. I really love them all!! :)