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Cork Board Project

Awhile ago, I bought a plain cork board from the Container Store to tack up odds and ends like invitations or bills that needed to be paid. It was such an eyesore that I decided to try my hand at a simple DIY cork board makeover. This is honestly soo easy and anyone can do it!

You start with a plain corkboard and paint the wooden frame white. If I had to buy my own paint, I would have bought high gloss white paint to make it pop even more. I just ended up using leftover white paint we had from when we first moved in.

Next, you measure out the cork board and cut out that exact amount of your favorite wrapping/decorative paper. Use permanent double sided tape to attach the paper to the cork.


After I completed mine and tacked things up, I realized a more simple, repetitive print in 1 or 2 colors would have made a bigger impact. Here are some examples of paper that would work great! The first is a Wooster & Prince paper sold on paper mojo and the second is from paper source.

If you decide to tackle this DIY, please send me before and after pictures so I can post them up! :)

steak and french fries –  (April 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM)  

i can't believe you also wrote about this project. please read my most recent blog similarly titled "dork bored project".

Christiana (April 8, 2009 at 6:45 PM)  

so pretty- how'd you think of this??

PearlsAndGreenTea (April 8, 2009 at 9:56 PM)  

chris: I saw someone else put paper on the background of a corkboard and I just painted it coz the original color looked too raw

 Viv (April 10, 2009 at 6:33 AM)  

I'm very tempted!

Viv xx - Artwork made with love

EWood (April 12, 2009 at 11:15 PM)  

This is very cute!

connie park (April 16, 2009 at 11:07 PM)  

cute! it's really cute with fabric too. i used to make these in my sorority days :)

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