Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DIY: Cork Board

Ok, so I've gone a little "DIY crazy"... Literally, I now have an entire drawer dedicated to my arts & crafts supplies. This time around, I've prepared a very simple, very pretty, cork board. Not only is it a great tool for staying organized (especially for "back to school") but, it also doubles as great wall decor!

It only takes four easy steps!!!

You'll need:

  • Frame
  • Multi-surface acrylic craft paint
  • Foam brush (in my experience, it delivers an even coat)
  • Cork (amount depends on size of frame)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun 

Step One: Paint the frame in whichever color you prefer. Wait one hour (approximately) in-between coats. 
  • I chose the Martha Stewart Multi-Surface High Gloss Acrylic Craft Paint in Beach Glass.
  • In my experience the paint dried quickly (about 30 min.) & did not have a strong odor (so, I was able to work inside).

Step Two: Cut cork to fit frame. Include and extra quarter of an inch to allow some space for glue.

Step Three: Once frame is completely dry, proceed to glue the cork on the backside of the frame.  

Step Four: Allow glue to properly dry.

And, you're done!!! Your new cork board is ready to be displayed!

I absolutely love how this project turned out! It's beautiful & a wonderful tool to stay organized. 

Everything I used was purchased at Michael's Craft Store but, you can probably find some of these supplies at Target, Wal-Mart or similar stores.

I hope that you've found this post helpful in any way, shape, or form.

Thank you for stopping by!

Until next time!

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