My Re-updated Updated Project

Although my cork board collage was headed in the right direction, it still had not met its final destination. I was still bummed out that I wasn’t able to add burlap over the cork. Until my post last week about my updated project, Hive member LK2511 suggested that I use a credit card to push the burlap underneath the frame. I thought I could give that a shot. Since I am at it, I might as well change up the whole thing.

It suddenly hit me that I should add words to the board with wooden letters. That way it will match the look of our table numbers. I decided to also remove the pictures of us when we are younger, because it was no longer relevant to what I was trying to achieve.

I first cut a large piece of burlap and put it over the board. I took a credit card and started pushing the burlap underneath the frame…and what do ya know, it worked! I did take an X-acto knife afterwards though to tidy it up a bit.


As for the words I wanted to add, I decided to use ‘Better Together’ since that is our first dance song.

I painted these letters to match the frame of the board. I also decided to add photo corners to all of the photos to give it a finished look.

I was using tacky dots for all of this. I thought this was a great idea. That is until I came in the next morning and my project looked like this:


I instantly pictured the wicked witch from Wizard of Oz, screaming “I’m melting, I’m melting!”

I had to reevaluate since something stronger was needed to bond my project together. I ended up using mod podge and that worked beautifully. I slathered it on the back of the letters, and just lightly brushed it on the photos.

Here is the FINAL cork board collage. I promise you, I am done now. Unless you have any other suggestions for me?

Okay no, please don’t. I can’t do this to myself again.


What do you think of my re-updated updated project? Have you drove yourself crazy trying to perfect a particular project?


Mrs. Doe

Northern California
Wedding Date:
May 2012
“You Smell Like a Baby Prostitute”
Hairy Situations
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  1. eagle Member
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:49 am

    This looks awesome!

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    ButtercupBo, Guest @ 10:51 am

    I LOVE IT!

    Seriously, I do and now I want to run out and make one for our wedding!

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    Courtney, Guest @ 10:59 am

    Its been sorta fun and completely relateable seeing the process of this project work itself out. Sometimes the first go is just not right and you have to make revisions. Gotta love The Bee for helping! I love the final outcome. This will be a very sweet addition to your decor. I love it!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:06 am

    Love it! And I love that you figured out a way to get the burlap on there — it looks lovely.

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    abuttercreamwedding 52 posts, Worker bee @ 11:10 am

    Ah! Brilliant – this is what I’ve been looking for to incorporate Burlap into the wedding. But I’m think I want to use it as a basis for a seating chart/escort cards…

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:13 am

    It’s adorable, and I love that it says “Better Together” with pictures of you two! Perfect!

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    hisbahamamama 994 posts, Busy bee @ 11:33 am

    I’m glad you kept working on it! The final version is so great! I want one as a memo board in my kitchen

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:54 am

    Wow. This is definitely my favorite update. It looks fantastic. Don’t change a thing!

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    coyote 1964 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:41 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks amazing.

    Just one little suggestion. I think it would look even better if you just…. Oh come on, Doe I’m kidding! Don’t change a thing, it’s perfect!! 😀

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    penguin 3490 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:13 pm

    BRAVO Miss D! I freakin love your new board! So cute :) Great job!

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    futuremrscpt 955 posts, Busy bee @ 1:17 pm

    This looks great. Love it!

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 5:31 pm

    It is so cute! The addition of the “Better Together” phrase is perfect!

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    jaina8851 107 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:47 pm

    I was skimming through this and saw the first picture, and I was SO confused… I thought maybe the jumbled letters were supposed to be artsy? It was a very funny and confusing moment in my brain. The final product looks awesome :)

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    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 6:06 pm

    Thank you everyone, so happy for some final approval :)

    @Miss Coyote: I seriously cringed at first when I read this. Then I was like oh thank God…hahaha.
    @jaina8851: Hahaha, sorry! Word to the wise…don’t use tacky dots on wooden letters….because thats what happens! Hehe.

  15. turkey Member
    turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:54 pm

    Looks great – no more changes!!

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    LK2511 80 posts, Worker bee @ 12:47 am

    Woohoo I got a shout out! Looks great, I’m so happy you were able to get it to work!

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    mrs rock, Guest @ 6:05 am

    Love the final product!

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:21 am

    Ohhh I like it so much better! Good work!

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    dustywrath 95 posts, Worker bee @ 2:16 pm

    Love the addition of the burlap!

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