Denim Bulletin Board

To go with my daughters new quilt, and to help finish the Home Decorating Merit Badge, she created this bulletin board.

Requirement #20 of the Home Decorating Merit Badge has you upcycle an item for your room.


  • Old bulletin board
  • Yellow paint
  • Belt loops from the jeans used to make her quilt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Galvanized metal flower

An American Heritage Girl is resourceful.  As we cut up the jean to make the quilt we saved the scraps.  When we started, we did not know what we would use them for, but thought it would be better to save them until we were finished before tossing them out.

This was a quick project for her.  She began by giving the previously purple frame a fresh coat of paint.  Then using a hot glue gun she attached the belt loops around the edge of the frame.  To finish out the frame and to add a little flair, she added a galvanized metal flower.

NOTE: The requirements have been simplified here. Please be sure to read the full text in the Girl Handbook to make sure you fully understand the requirements.

Here is a list of other posts related to the home decorating merit badge:


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