Thursday, December 15, 2011

My DIY Lace Cork Board

Since the wedding is over and all my DIY's are done I have been itching to take on another project.

I had a frame lying around that I had picked up at Michaels for $8 on clearance and a roll of cork I had from Staples so I decided to see if I could come up with a creative way to make a DIY cork board for my home office.

I headed to Value Village with the initial plan to find some fun fabric when I spotted a lace like table clothe for $2.99 I grabbed it and headed home to make magic.... or so I hoped.

Materials:
Wooden frame
Stapler
Foam board or tri-fold project board
Cork roll
Glue
Lace or fabric
Scissors
Tape

I started by cutting the project board i had to size, I then placed the roll of cork on top cut it to size and stapled it to the board. I measured and cut the lace cloth slightly bigger than the board, wrapped it around and tapped it to the back of the board tightly. Then I added a line of strong glue on the inside of the frame and popped the lace covered board into place. I applied some heavy books on top and let it dry for 24 hours.

Voila my DIY Lace Cork Board!


I added some inspiration pics with some button thumb tacks I found at the dollar store and its now ready to be hung :)


It was pretty simple but a bit time consuming, although totally worth it in the end.

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7 comments:

Donna Marie on December 15, 2011 at 10:22 AM said...

Oooh I love it! You've inspired me to make one!

Janella on December 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM said...

I love this Farah. I think im going to makeu one myself

Farah on December 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM said...

Yay so glad ive inspired you girls! Cant wait to see pics ;)

Anjali on December 15, 2011 at 11:28 AM said...

Love it! I'm making myself a Vision Board over the holidays - this will come in handy!! :)

amelia on December 15, 2011 at 12:39 PM said...

Loves it!!! Am TOTALLY making one too! Great post:))

xx

The Shopping Enthusiast on December 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM said...

Love it!!!! What a pretty addition to your office!

Jennifer on December 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM said...

nice!

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