First, you may want to lay the frame over the fabric to center any print in the fabric. Trace around the frame with a pen and cut on lines. This will allow extra fabric to wrap around the foam board backing.
Next, cut a piece of batting to exact size of the foam board and lightly glue in place. Lay out your fabric wrong side up and place foam board, batting side down on fabric, centering on the fabric.
Next, glue the sides to the foam board back. A great tip is to start on one end and then switch to the other end opposite. This keeps the fabric stretched evenly as you glue in place.
Now you will begin to add the ribbon. Start by going from corner to corner. Dot a small amount of hot glue on the front just as the edge of the fabric to hold in place. Then once you have criss-crossed the ribbons, add a tack. This keeps your lines straight. Helpful tip: after I pressed the tack through I put a glob of hot glue around the point of the tack to hold it. Later you will add a second piece of foam board to cover the back and cover the sharp upholstery tack tips. Finish your ribbon and tacks.
Then you are ready to place it in the frame. Next you will add the second piece of foam board and then secure in the frame by bending down the tabs on the back of the frame. Last, add a hanger if it did not have one and then VOILA! you are done.
Hang it on the wall and admire your work. Oh, and don't forget to tuck some things in the ribbons or tack things to the note board as needed.
Anyone who comments on this post will be entered to win a fabulous initial (letter of your choice), like the one I have on my note board. I will use random.org to choose the winner. Winner will be announced Monday, January 5th.
Oh, and Happy New Year!
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)