Apr 25, 2012

DIY Corkboard

Have you ever come across one of those empty frames at Hobby Lobby that are marked 90% off? I stumbled across one the other day and bought it on a whim because I loved the texture of the frame. I decided to make it a bulletin board, using some leftover cork from our cork map project. Here's how it turned out:

Please forgive all of the terrible iPhone pictures in this post, this project happened so fast that I didn't have time to grab my camera.

Supplies Needed:
  • Empty Frame
  •  Cork
  • Plywood
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Exacto Knife (or similar cutter)

Step 1: Take a weird picture of your empty frame.

 Step 2: Trace the inside of your frame on a scrap of plywood.

Step 3: Use a saw to cut the plywood along your measured line. In case you can't tell, this is Eric cutting - he won't let me to the saw. If you know me... you know that this is a good thing.

Step 4: Trace the cork using the plywood as a guide. Then cut the cork using your Exacto knife.

Step 5: Using Gorilla Glue, glue the cork to the plywood. If you are a good DIY-er, you'll have clamps that you can use to hold the two together overnight until the glue dries. If you're me, you will need to search around your house for a ton of heavy books and pile them on-top of your plywood/cork combo. Then you will forget there is anything under the pile of books and you will have to post-pone your project for a couple of days.

 Step 5: After the glue dries, staple the plywood/cork combo to the frame.

And there ya have it! Easy-peasy bulletin board!


  1. you've done a great job.I love diy projects myself but I lack the disipline

    1. Thanks so much, Angie! I love DIY, but I agree, sometimes it is difficult to make yourself do it! Especially because it is so much easier to buy things!


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