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. Member
    futuremrscpt 957 posts, Busy bee @ 1:17 pm

    This looks great. Love it!

  2. scepter Bee
    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.

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    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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