How do you hang fabric on bulletin boards?

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  1. SpanishSRTA

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    I was just wondering what they best way to put up fabric on your bulletin boards; Push pins or staples?
     
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    I've heard you can do it with liquid fabric starch- Pin the fabric up, use a paint brush to paint on starch over entire fabric, Let dry, remove pins. Wash fabric when you remove it, iron and it's good for next year.
     
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    I just put material on my bulletin boards and I used staples. It looks great! Make sure you pull it from all sides to help smooth it out. I then put a border around the outside to finish it off! Good Luck!
     
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    I also use staples. It is very easy and clean looking when finished.
     
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    Material

    You can also use a spray adhesive. Wal-Mart carries Elmer Craft Spray in the Crafts Dept. You spray it on and let it set for a few minutes and then put the fabric on the board.

    I use ribbon for my boarder. You can also use the spray adhesive on ribbon.
     
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    The easiest way is staples. You only need them around the edges where they will be covered with the border anyway.
     
  8. AndreaIL

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    I also prefer fabric, since it does not show pin holes, and I can use the same background all year long. I have really large boards, and I had the hardest time getting it on straight and without wrinkles or "waves" last year, and it was a pain to remove staples and re-do sections. This year, I did something new and it went much easier:

    1) Iron the fabric to get rid of any wrinkles and the fold from it being on the ream

    2) Use push pins around the edges to hang up the fabric. If there are puckers or wavy spots, adjust as needed.

    3) Use a stapler to go around the outside edge. Remove the pins when you are done.

    4) Finish with either a paper border or wide ribbon around the edges.
     
  9. sharkim007

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    What abou velcro or double sided tape??

    I've found this to work well
     
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    I never thought about using wide ribbon as a border. I will have to check that out. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    I use stretchy fabric and there are never bubbles.
     

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