Arts & Crafts Magazine

2 DIY Cork Board Projects

By Alison_wood @midnight_eden

2 DIY Cork Board ProjectsA cork board is often used for many things.  Some use the board to post schedule, reminders and list of things to do.  Others make this board as their inspiration boards.  What about you?  What do you use your board for?  One thing I am sure of is that there are two ways to do a cork board on your own.

One method for creating your cork board is through recycling your wine corks.  Through this project, you are already doing your part in saving the world by reducing trash.  Not only that.  You get to spruce up your home with a project that is personalized.  Here is how to do it:

  1. Gather wine corks.  Ask for your friends’ help if you don’t have enough corks to use.  This will depend on the size of your board though.
  2. Pick a frame to use.  The frame’s size should be enough to cover the wall you want to hang it on.  If you are sure that your frame is just right, lay it down and remove its glass.
  3. Use the frame’s board and line up the wine corks.  You can glue them horizontally, vertically, or combined horizontal and vertical.  Make sure that you are using hot glue as this is stronger and will last longer than ordinary glue.  Set aside and let it dry for 24 hours.
  4. To add a personal touch to the board, you can add glitters, accessories, or any embellishments.

The steps are pretty easy, right?  If you think you are not cut out for gluing wine corks, you can buy a reasonably priced cork sheet and decorate it.  This brings us to method number two.  The steps are as follows:

  1. Determine the measurements of the wall (or door, shelf, or any area) you want to cover.  Take note of these measurements to prevent making any mistakes.
  2. Lay a picture frame that fits that area’s size.  Take out the glass and use the board of the frame.
  3. Lay the frame over your cork sheet and trace the frame.  Remove the excess cork by using a knife or scissors.  Tip: make sure your cork sheet is only half an inch thick so it fits snugly in your frame.
  4. Assemble your board backing and the cork sheet.  Make them stick together by using a double-side tape.  Add the frame and screw the frame to secure the cork sheet inside it.  Voila!  You now have a cork board.
  5. Lay the cork board on the floor or any solid surface so you can start decorating it.  You can put stickers or paint the frame.  If you want, you can glue buttons or add glitters and patterns depending on your preference.  Let it dry.

As you can see, the steps are extremely easy.  If you are worried that you don’t have any artistic side, don’t be.  You can’t make mistakes in this activity.  It is fun as you can freely express yourself through art.  If you want, you can even make this as a family activity that you can all enjoy.  It can be as simple as a room décor or a contest for your kids.  Anyhow, I hope that you have enjoyed working on this project.

Marcy Gray likes creating artworks and diy projects like this in her spare time In addition, she writes about product reviews such as danby ddr7009ree and whirlpool ap51030k


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tresemme Botanique Detox and Restore Shampoo | Review

    Tresemme Botanique Detox Restore Shampoo Review

    Tresemme BotaniqueLuckily, I haven't faced many issues with hair and I didn't bother much for a good hair care routine. 😄 My hair care routine was only oiling... Read more

    8 hours, 21 minutes ago by   Niharika Verma
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Refrain

    Refrain

    It's always nice to experience something out of the ordinary in St Helens, and on this occasion it was quite extraordinary as I took to the streets to view a... Read more

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago by   Mike Lindley
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Republique, the Pub & Terrace Lounge…!

    Republique, Terrace Lounge…!

    How many of you have that one favourite restaurant that you always visit because you know that nothing can go wrong with your food you are happy while... Read more

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Anithanayak
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Ragin' Ripple Sale Happening Now! Plus Steak, Doublestone and the New Thin...

    Ragin' Ripple Sale Happening Now! Plus Steak, Doublestone Thin Lizzy Tribute with Mothership!

    Time for a huge, ragin' Ripple sale!Let's clear some space in the warehouse for some new, killer releases comin' down the line.While supplies last: $5 CD's and... Read more

    10 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race 2017 – Day Two Review

    Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race 2017 Review

    Berghaus Dragon's Back Race 2017 - Day Two Review Start - Hafod y Llan Campsite Finish- Vanner Farm Campsite Distance covered - 58km Height climbed - 3,600m... Read more

    10 hours, 56 minutes ago by   Abichal
    OTHER SPORTS, OUTDOORS
  • And Now for Something Completely Different

    Something Completely Different

    A Black Vulture (and a road-kill groundhog.) As I was driving to the grocery store on Monday, I saw a flock of these birds, maybe twenty, at the roadside and wa... Read more

    11 hours, 35 minutes ago by   Vickilane
    CREATIVITY, PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Creamy Chive & Cheddar Dressing

    Creamy Chive Cheddar Dressing

    We have a bank holiday coming up next weekend and the good news is we are actually expecting some pretty decent weather with it! Salad weather! Yay! I love, LOV... Read more

    12 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES

Magazine