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Gluing felt to wood: How to build a felt board

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Learn the basics of gluing felt to wood and create inspirational DIY felt boards with this easy guide – complete with step-by-step instructions.

The materials you need for gluing felt to wood

Felt boards are a fun interactive educational tool for homes, classrooms and offices. Use them to play games, tell stories, inspire creativity and teach learning content. 

Thankfully, there’s no need to spend an arm and a leg on a premade board. Learning how to attach felt to wood and making such a board yourself is not only cheap, it’s also easy and fun! Here’s everything you need to get started:

  • a piece of thin particle board or ply wood  
  • a large piece of felt, approximately 10cm larger than your chosen board 
  • Loctite Super Glue Creative Pen
  • extra felt for decorating and accentuating the board

How to glue felt to wood: Building your DIY felt board

We meant it when we said making a DIY felt board was easy. In fact, it only takes a few minutes to put together! Once you’ve gathered everything you need, here’s how to stick felt to wood:

  1. Prepare your workspace, make sure your space is well-ventilated and collect your materials for gluing felt to wood.
  2. Using a flat surface, place the felt onto the piece of wood and ensure the surface is smooth and free of air bubbles.
  3. Flip the board over to expose the back of the piece of particle board. Dampen the surface of the board with a cloth.
  4. Activate the Loctite Super Glue Creative Pen by turning clockwise until it clicks, then unscrewing the cap anti-clockwise. Press lightly to release drops of super glue onto the edges of the back board, pressing down the felt as you go.
  5. Let the glue dry while you create the decorations and accent elements.
  6. Once the adhesive has dried, you’re ready to add decorations to your DIY felt board.

Products used

  • Loctite SuperGlue Creative Pen Packshot

    LOCTITE SuperGlue Creative Pen: Say goodbye to glue spills, sticky fingers and messy DIY jobs with the LOCTITE SuperGlue Creative Pen

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