Thursday, September 20, 2012

Flannel Friday-Repurposing Your Flannelboard

I wanted to add a few new flannelboard colors to our collection this week and mentioned it to a colleague.  She came up with the great idea of making a flannel background and attaching it to the current one with velcro.  So this Flannel Friday post is dedicated to Miss Kara's brilliant idea.

This is our current standup flannelboard.
I started with these supplies in the picture above.  Felt was 40% off at JoAnn's this week so I got two colors for under $5.  We buy our velcro in bulk from Discount School Supply as we go through a lot of velcro.  I laid each piece of felt on top of the feltboard (I had collapsed the feltboard and laid it on a table for easier access) and cut around the edge. 
To make the panel a little more sturdy, I added a long strip of velcro across the top of the back and the bottom of the back.  I added some along the sides too, but you will want to figure out how you will want to fold your panel for storage before you add the velcro.
The final product
Honestly, I don't know why we didn't think of this years ago.  For less than $5 and some velcro (which we had in stock), we now have 2 new flannelboard backgrounds.
Sharon is hosting this week's round-up at Rain Makes Applesauce.  For more Flannel Friday fun, check out the Flannel Friday Facebook page, the Flannel Friday blog, or the Flannel Friday Pinterest page.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Lisa and Kara. Of course, you won't be able to stop at two other colors. You could make backgrounds for all the seasons, etc.

    I'm such a flannel enabler.


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