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From: 6th Gymnasium Kozani

To: 3rd Gymnasium Kozani

Challenge #2: DIY A BULLETIN BOARD & FRAMES FROM WORN CLOTHING FABRICS

From: 6th Gymnasium Kozani

To: 3rd Gymnasium Kozani

 

 

Making a bulletin board frame, using a piece of Styrofoam as a raw material and lining it with fabrics from worn-out clothes that you no longer use.
It’s a very simple construction process (if you use rags made from fabrics you already have, the cost is almost zero) and the end result is really very impressive and highly original.

Needed Materials:

  1. A piece of soft foam styrofoam measuring 1 m x 1.5 m + 1 piece of 0.40 m x 0.40 m or 0.50 m x 0.50 m. The thickness of the styrofoam should be 3-4 cm.
  2. Pieces of fabric in different colours and patterns, depending on the design you create.

Instructions:

  • Take the large piece of Styrofoam. Draw with a ruler and marker on its surface the design you want the board to have. You can of course draw any kind of shape/representation, but the easiest way is to ‘cut’ the surface of the Styrofoam into small and larger squares, rectangles and triangles, some of which will eventually be part of the background and some of which will represent objects that are easy to draw in this way, such as houses.
  • Carefully use a knife to cut all the lines to a depth of about one centimetre.
  • For each piece of the design (now engraved all the way around) cut a piece of fabric in the corresponding shape and size (slightly larger than the corresponding section on the Styrofoam). Then with the cutter or a knife, push the edges of the fabric into the engraved indentation, slowly covering all the pieces of the design and making sure they are all stretched correctly.
  • The edge pieces of fabric should be a little larger so that they can be turned over on the back side, where you will attach them in the same way, by lightly scoring the styrofoam. 
  • Make a braid, using a single narrow piece of fabric in one of the colours/patterns you have used and folding it to the required thickness.Place it around the perimeter of the board by pinning it with decorative pins.

The bulletin board is ready!