This bulletin board has a frame that is difficult to remove. (I've tried!) So, ultimately I decided to leave it the bulletin board color. That really doesn't bother me that much especially since I created cute thumbtacks!
Anyways, I put some paper on top of the bulletin board part and taped it down then I painted the frame teal. I made an simple rosette (favorite rosette tutorial here) out of some black and white polka dot fabric and glued it on the frame.
My favorite part of this bulletin board is the thumbtacks! I just used a package of black and white buttons I bought at Hobby Lobby, some strong glue (E-6000 is my strong glue of choice), and some thumbtacks. I glued the thumbtacks to the back of the buttons. On some of the buttons, I threaded a bit of skinny light teal ribbon through and tied a little knot.
Easy and cute!
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