Make Your Own Flannel Board

 

Can it be possible that I do not already own a flannel board?!
 
I finally decided to fix my little problem.  I turned this $6 nothing-special-at-all whiteboard into my fabulous multi-purpose flannel board 
Want to see how I did it?
I started out with this little guy from Wal-Mart.  I did like that it was a magnetic white board... it's already serving 2 purposes.  Score!  But I really only needed the back of the board to create my flannel board.
I wanted to make the back of the whiteboard into a flannel board.  So I bought some blue flannel on sale, and cut a piece that was a bit larger than the board.
To hide the edges and prevent fraying, I folded all 4 sides and pressed my folds under in order to create my desired size.
I used hot glue to secure the flannel to the board.  Where would I be without my hot glue gun?!  I had hoped to staple my flannel right on the board, but the plastic was just too flimsy.  But if you have a wood board, by all means, staple away!
The board was just a little bare for my liking... so I beautified!  I added ribbon to both sides of my board.
I probably went overboard by adding felt flowers in a corner for extra cuteness.  But I like the finishing touch!  Here is the final product: 
I was so anxious to turn this into a Family Home Evening tool that I added some burlap magnets to the whiteboard side to maximize its use!
This flannel board/white board now has 3 purposes:  1.  Flannel board stories and activities.  2.  Writing.  3.  Magnetic activities.   I love the magic of multi-purposing!  We are already getting great use out of this flannel board!
 I firmly believe that the flannel board is an amazing learning tool. My son is loving all of the songs and stories--that's for sure!
 
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Comments

  1. I want to be a fly on the wall at your FHE's. Mine are always last minute and usually end with the kids doing cartwheels and various other party tricks… sigh. I need to be more proactive like YOU!! Good job!

  2. Kellie Spiker says

    Your an adorable mommy Alison!

  3. What an awesome idea! Im going to have to make one too! Thanks! Emily jandeecrafts.blogspot.com

  4. Miss Crafty Pants says

    I'd LOVED your tutorial! I can't thank you enough for helping me out at this time.
    -Erika

  5. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Such a fun idea! And your felt flowers are superb. 🙂

  6. Hee hee. Thanks, Michele. I had an excellent teacher!

  7. What a great idea! I wanted to let you know that I gave you the trendy blog award over at my blog. nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com

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  9. daniii♥ says

    awesome idea!!!

    (visiting from nff)

  10. Stacey @ Fun to Craft says

    Very cute idea. I have been wanting a flannel board too. Love it!!

  11. I absolutely L-O-V-E Love your blog! Thank you so much for all of your ideas! I just made a flannel board (using felt) from this tutorial. I had to go out and buy a whiteboard because I thought this was the best idea! When I told my husband I was turning it into a flannel board, he asked why I would ruin a perfectly good white board?! I was happy to show your blog to him so he could see it too before I made it. Thanks so much!

    melissa
    http://www.honeybeebzz.blogspot.com

  12. so cute, is the flannel side still magnetic??

  13. Love it! I just happen to have this very same board that I purchased at Walmart, much more secure than the foam board I going to use! Thank you! 🙂

  14. How did you do the animals etc for the felt side? Velcro? Magnets? Thanks

  15. Amy Fisher says

    Such a lofty idea! I agree, the flowers make the finishing touch. Super cute, useful, and pretty. Thank you so much for sharing!

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