Saturday, July 9, 2011

DIY Cork Board: in the works

We were at Hobby Lobby yesterday and I spotted this in the 80% off section. (phone pic sorry)

I love how huge it is, its probably 3'x5' would be a really fun fabric covered corkboard in our hallway. I've never made a corkboard before, but it can't be too hard right?
I found this  on Amazon, and my plan is to adhere this to a foam core backing to give it a little more rigidity and then glue it in the frame- I'll let you know how it goes! 
Now onto more fun things, what should I cover it in? I was thinking a fun fabric like this.... like Little Green Notebook....

but then I found these on pinterest and I think I'm sold. Not to mention I have like 15 yds of burlap lying around my house- don't ask why. I can't help it.

 And because I'm making mine in a frame, I think this might work so I can have nailhead...

What do you think? Any experience with DIY'ing these, any advice??
We are having  really fun GIVEAWAY on monday- so check back!!!


  1. I haven't made one of these in a long long time, but I suggest spray adhesive to attach your fabric to your cork board. Do it sloooowwwwly so you don't have any bumps or ridges, and allow plenty of time for drying before moving to the next step.

    Also, if you're attaching cork, make sure you use a rigid backboard. So that makes three layers: backboard, cork, fabric. Otherwise, unless you're directly installing on the wall, it will not hold up otherwise. And speaking from experience, don't install cork directly on your wall using the little stickies that the cork comes with...those will NOT come off.

  2. Thanks so much for all the advice! I'll let you know how it goes!


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