August 26, 2011

How To - Framed Cork Board

Whenever I think of cork boards, I think of elementary school. I'm not sure why, but they seem a bit juvenile to me.

But I had a revelation. What if I covered the cork with fabric? That would make it so much prettier!

And since adding fabric to an existing cork board would be a bit difficult, I decided to start from scratch & make one myself.
And I'm going to show you how I did it!

Here are the supplies you'll need:
Picture frame (any size you want)
Sheets of cork (I bought mine precut, but you can also
buy it on a roll to cut to any size you need)

Take apart your frame. You won't need the matting or the glass, just the frame & the backing.

Take the backing & trace it onto the cork. Cut out 2-4 sheets of cork. You want your board thick enough to hold the thumbtacks, but not too thick that it won't fit in the frame.

Next, cut your fabric to cover the cork, allowing extra on each side to wrap around to the back.

Tape the fabric to hold it in place. This may not seem strong enough, but because the fabric will be fit snugly into the frame, you don't need anything stronger to hold it.

Carefully place fabric-wrapped cork into the frame. Pull the fabric tight as necessary.

Add the frame backing & secure it.

And you now have a beautiful new cork board!


  1. Oh, I love love love this and would totally put a cork board in my house if it was cool like this! You inspire me!