DIY coffee bean bag sign bulletin board

Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

DIY coffee bean bag sign bulletin board made with stencils

If you are an antiques collector, chances are you also have a few burlap coffee bean bags or sacks on hand.

I’ve personally been a long time collector using them for many projects over the years! Here’s a few:

Coffee bean bag sofa pillows

See how I upholstered my pallet wood chair

How to make coffee bean sack window valances

And here’s where I stenciled a burlap pillow using a sand bag!

However today I decided to create my own DIY coffee bean bag sign bulletin board.. that can be used as a coffee station sign or helpful office bulletin board with coffee-style!

There was one key ingredient needed to help make this happen…

Get an authentic coffee bean sack look with Organic Coffee stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils!

View the Organic Coffee stencil HERE

About the stencil

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This Organic Coffee stencil is styled just like a burlap coffee bag design!

Check out the 3 board coffee sign also made with this stencil HERE

However this round, I wanted to try an idea I had using a burlap sandbag to give this sign a true authentic coffee bean bag vibe…

Ready for some coffee-themed fun styled 2 different ways? Here’s what I did:

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DIY coffee bean bag sign bulletin board

 

Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

Supplies I used:

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Organic Coffee stencil

Grain Sack Stripe stencil G3L

Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black and Bayberry

(locate a local Fusion merchant HERE)

dome-tipped stencil brush (my fav kind!)

Small bulletin board (mine measures approx 16″ x 24″)

1 burlap sandbag from Yarrow General Store or burlap material that covers your bulletin board

4 reclaimed wood fence planks to frame bulletin board (mine were 4″ wide)

Coffee mugs

Rustic hooks

Miter saw

Variable speed palm sander

Cordless drill and drywall screws

Kreg Jig


Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

Attaching burlap to a bulletin board

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1. A small bulletin board (just the cork) was used for this project.

The bulletin board I used is IKEA’s Vaaggis measuring 15.25″ x 22.75″. The wooden frame it came with was removed.

Any cut-down larger bulletin board will also do. HERE is a 17″ x 24″ cork board on Amazon.

2. A burlap sand bag was used to wrap the bulletin board.

  • Set bulletin board cork side down (if there’s a backing) in the middle of the sandbag.
  • Cut towards each of the 4 corners towards of the bulletin board, then trim the edges so they will wrap clean around the board.
  • Staple the burlap to the bulletin board with an automatic stapler. 
  • Since I used a full sandbag, the burlap is double-layered. Single layer works as well, however double will offer more coverage.

How to frame a bulletin board with reclaimed wood and a Kreg Jig to create a coffee bean sack bulletin board sign. Click to read full tutorial along with helpful video!

Building a wood frame

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3. Flip the burlap wrapped bulletin board face-up.

4. Dry-fit 4 wood planks around the bulletin board placed like a picture frame to determine size and length desired. 

Instead of traditional miter joins,  I decided to join the boards to have a wrap effect as shown above. Because I apparently love to challenge myself… LOL! Do whatever is easiest!

5. Cut boards to desired length with a miter saw.

My boards ended up measuring:

  • top and bottom – 4″ x 18″
  • sides – 4″ x 25″

Overall finished sign size:

  • 22″w x 29″h

How to frame a bulletin board with reclaimed wood and a Kreg Jig to create a coffee bean sack bulletin board sign. Click to read full tutorial along with helpful video!

Assembling the wood frame

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6. Assemble the wood frame.

I decided to assemble the frame using pocket holes made with a Kreg Jig. 

However if you don’t have a jig, you can try joining the frame with flat angle brackets LIKE THESE, or some kind of wood supports to hold the boards together. 

A Kreg Jig just makes joining boards very easy and super sturdy! If you don’t have one on your tool arsenal list yet, I highly recommend to get one! Since getting mine, I pick it up more times than I can count.

How to frame a bulletin board with reclaimed wood and a Kreg Jig to create a coffee bean sack bulletin board sign. Click to read full tutorial along with helpful video!

How to use a Kreg Jig:

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a) Dry-fit each board good face down around the bulletin board to ensure it fits, and mark where the pocket holes will go.

b) Insert each plank into the jig so the back faces towards you, and the wood grain runs in the same direction as the pocket holes drilled.

How to frame a bulletin board with reclaimed wood and a Kreg Jig to create a coffee bean sack bulletin board sign. Click to read full tutorial along with helpful video!

This way, the screws are inserted into horizontal grain which creates a stronger hold.

Overall finished sign size:

  • 22″w x 29″h

How to frame a bulletin board with reclaimed wood and a Kreg Jig to create a coffee bean sack bulletin board sign. Click to read full tutorial along with helpful video!

c) Attach the boards through the pocket holes with screws.

You can use special pocket hole screws, however I use drywall screws with a longer drill bit for just this purpose. Works great!


Video – how to use a Kreg Jig
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Click short video above to learn how to use a Kreg Jig! It’s very easy. (Ad blockers must be turned off)

Visit other projects I’ve made with a Kreg Jig HERE (screen door has most info on jig)

I have the Kreg Jig K4 model HERE. I like how it clamps the wood in place.


Learn how to achieve authentic green grain sack stripes stenciled onto a burlap bean bag coffee sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint's Bayberry!

View Grain Sack Stripe stencil G3L HERE

View Organic Coffee stencil HERE

Stenciling onto bulletin board

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7. Stencil your images on the burlap before the frame is attached.

Learn how to hinge a stencil to keep it positioned while moving it out of the way. Click to read full tutorial.

Above is an example of ‘door-hinging’ a stencil so it can be moved while remaining positioned.

a) Position Organic Coffee where desired first. Run masking tape along 1 side to create a door-hinge so you can temporarily flap it out of the way.

b) Decide where you wish the grain sack stripes to go next. Tape into place.

I used Grain Sack Stripe G3L, and repeated one stripe to create 3.

c) Flap Organic Coffee to the side, then stencil in the grain sack stripes first.

I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Bayberry which created the most perfect authentic looking grain sack stripes, coffee bean bag style!

Learn how to achieve authentic green grain sack stripes stenciled onto a burlap bean bag coffee sign with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint's Bayberry!

Stencil tips

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  1. Position stencil into place.
  2. Load stencil brush with Fusion’s Coal Black.
  3. Off-load most paint onto a rag to create a dry brush feel.
  4. Tap or swirl paint through the stencil to create the effect desired.

I like to swirl using a dome-tipped stencil brush myself. It allows you to ‘swirl’ on the paint easier.

Learn more about how to stencil from THIS POST or visit how-to stencil videos HERE

Learn how to frame a rustic coffee bean sack bulletin board sign with reclaimed wood. Click to read full tutorial.

Attaching bulletin board to frame

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8. Position, then attach the burlap bulletin board to the wood frame from the back with screws.

Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

Use as a coffee station sign!

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And then hang it up and stage it any way desired, because it’s a beauty!

So here’s the coffee station version… and below I’ll share another fun way to use the bulletin board part!

Overall finished sign size:

  • 22″w x 29″h


Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

Isn’t it the cutest DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign?

I love the esthetic of the burlap against the rustic wood, and how the Bayberry stripes add a touch of colour and authenticity.

Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

I also happened to have some funky metal weird contraption that was spray painted black to hang coffee mugs! However any coat hooks would also do! Or even just long screws!

Ready to see this stencil design set up for an office next? Here ya go!

Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

Use as an office bulletin board!

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I know!! Isn’t this the most stylin’ office DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign you ever did see? I’m moving this into my kitchen pronto!


Learn how to make this authentic-looking rustic DIY coffee bean bag bulletin board sign with stencils! Perfect for a coffee station or to organize the office in coffee-style! Click to read full tutorial.

Vintage tap push pins

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Some vintage taps were outfitted onto push pins for a unique twist!

I didn’t glue them together being that I constantly reuse vintage pieces for new projects, but they sure could be!

And of course, that adorable yellow oil can is the perfect place to stash receipts.

The black stamp thing is from my brother. I forgot what it stamps, but it is an office piece. Love that it resembles old Singer sewing machines! Neat, huh?

Rusty junk metal becomes hooks for a rustic coffee bean bag styled bulletin board to hang office gear! Click to read full tutorial.

And that long metal whatever it is comes in handy to hang scissors, string and pens and pencils sitting inside a hung-up vintage mason jar.

Gotta love functional junk!


Vintage books stacked with old reading glasses becomes a charming part of this office bulletin board, coffee bean sack style! Click to read full tutorial.

I even managed to find my first ever reading glasses I wore in elementary school propped onto 2 vintage books just for some additional office flavour. Serves as a neat memory piece too!

And now the hardest part will be to decide which way will I ultimately use the sign…

Learn how to create this charming rustic Organic Coffee bean bag styled bulletin board and coffee sign! Click to read full tutorial.

Learn how to create this charming rustic Organic Coffee bean bag styled bulletin board and coffee sign! Click to read full tutorial.

Regardless, it’s nice to have choices…

Cute, huh? How would you use it?

View Organic Coffee stencil HERE

And many other coffee-themed stencils HERE

Other coffee projects you may enjoy:

Learn how to DIY this easy 3-plank Organic Coffee sign with mug hooks! Click to read full tutorial.

Learn how to create this easy 3-plank coffee sign

Learn how to stencil arrow planks to become instant coffee mug hooks, perfect for a coffee station! Click to read full tutorial.

Make this funky arrow coffee station sign

Learn how to instantly revamp a TV tray into a stylish Buffalo Checked coffee-themed TV tray using stencils! Click to read full tutorial.

Makeover a TV tray with this cool coffee vibe!

Visit many other unique coffee-themed projects HERE

And lots of coffee stations HERE

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11 thoughts on “DIY coffee bean bag sign bulletin board

  1. It’s fantastic both ways! Love it Donna!
    That funky piece you used to holed the mugs/office supplies! So cool!

  2. Very cool Donna! Seriously love that “contraption” you used to hang the cups. Any clues what it’s supposed to be?

  3. Fun bulletin board project! Love the versatility. Loved the creative uses of your office products too. You always have such creative projects! Love them!!

  4. Gorgeous as always Donna <3 You just have that knack for taking all kinds of junky bits and turning them into high-end decor bits. Love your old glasses BTW and how you used the oil can for receipts and I am soooo stealing the value pin idea. Genius

  5. love the rustic vibe of this bulletin board. The burlap sand bags I am supposing you can get at any garden center? And the Kreg Jig tool is one I am learning about. When, in the past, I would see the pocket holes in furniture it was always a puzzle to me. I would think wow those carpenters are really creative to figure out how to do that. Ha!Ha! I will look into adding it to my list of tools. I look forward to trying your ideas for the coffee stencil. For Christmas one of my sons bought me a nail gun. It’s awesome. I am a little limited in using it as it freaks my puppy out. Great creation Donna!

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