You can make a traditional DIY cork board by putting a piece of cork in a frame and hanging it on the wall. But where's the fun in that? These cork board DIY projects take that concept one step further.
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Add Pockets for Extra Storage
This clever cork board includes fabric pockets, so it doubles as a small storage space as well as memo board. With a few simple supplies, you can transform a $10 craft store cork board with fabric and paint for a piece that's both cool and functional.
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Paint on White Geometric Patterns
To create a simple and modern cork board, use painter's tape to make of a variety of asymmetrical shapes. Next, fill in the areas not covered in tape with matte white paint. You don't even need to wall mount this one. Simply lean the finished cork board on your desk.
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Collect Wine Corks to Make This DIY Cork Board
You don't have to drink a bottle of wine a night to complete this DIY cork board project. Instead, ask friends and family members to collect their wine corks, and you'll have enough before you know it. If you really want to try this project out but don't have a wine cork collection just yet, you can buy an assortment of unused corks online.
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Install Cork Board Inside a Kitchen Cabinet
Some people don't have the space for a home office so they utilize command centers. However, these organizers can get cluttered and look messy. Hide the mess by installing a cork board on the inside of a commonly used kitchen cabinet. This way, you will be reminded of your tasks multiple times a day, but won't necessarily have it in your face all the time.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Place Cork Board Pieces in a Herringbone Pattern
To remake this DIY cork board, roll out a sheet of cork and cut it into 3x6 inch rectangles. Adhere the cork tiles on a white plywood base in a herringbone pattern using spray adhesive. Once hung on the wall, layer on a variety of accessories, pictures, and functional notes.
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Document Your Travels on a DIY Cork Board Map
This is a fun cork board project to tackle for anyone that experiences occasional or frequent wanderlust. Get inspired by exploring new places you want to travel and tack off the ones you've already visited. You could even create a color system with pins that can rank destinations based on desirability.
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Organize Jewelry Using Four Square Cork Boards
It's simple enough to frame a cork board and use that to hang jewelry. However, to make the organizer a focal point in a room, create a large square using four cork boards. Next, use stencils and paint to add different patterns to each board.
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Hang a Giant Cork Board for Kids' Art
It's one thing to put up a cork board on the wall for your child's art. It's an entirely different thing to create an accent wall for said art. Pick a large space between two windows and use cork board squares to recreate this feature wall.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Repurpose Round Cork Plant Coasters to Make a Wall Organizer
Buying a cork board organizer in the store is relatively effortless, but most of them look exactly the same. This DIY cork board project utilizes round cork board plant coasters to make this feminine and chic wall organizer.
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Personalize Cork Coasters Using Paint
To complete this DIY cork board project, you can either buy cork coasters or purchase a sheet of thin cork and cut them out yourself. Next, pick two or three colors of acrylic paint and use stencils to make the coasters your own.
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Cut a Monogram Out of a Sheet of Cork Board
This monogram cut out is functional, and it's nice to look at on a desk. To make the project your own, go online and pick out a simple yet decorative font. Print a large and bold version of the letter and use that as your stencil.
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Wrap a Glass Planter in Cork
Coordinate your office decor with your wall cork boards with this next tutorial. This clear glass planter is completely transformed using a roll of cork and some white paint. If the white is too simple, try out different colors like black chalkboard paint for a different feel.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Upcycle an Old Shirt and Cork to Make an iPad Case
This cork sheet tutorial can be reimagined into other pouches like a laptop case or a purse. The cork is soft yet durable enough to protect electronics from basic wear. If you drop expensive electronics often, consider adding an extra layer of padding.
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Glue Circular Cork Boards Together to Make a Pencil Holder
These cork trivets are transformed into a functional desk accessory using glue and a drill. If you have enough space on your desk, make the organizer large enough so you can pin on notes to yourself.
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Fit Together a Bunch of Hexagon Cork Boards
Hexagon cork boards can be put together in a variety of ways. Keep it simple or consider layering the boards in an asymmetrical pattern. To add another element to this DIY cork board, paint half of each hexagon a different color that will coordinate with your decor.
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Spell Out an Inspirational Word Using Cork Boards
We love this last cork board idea! First, pick out a powerful, short word for your cork board. The word "make" works well for a craft room, but you might opt for a word like "work" for an office setting. You could also use the word "play" for a playroom or "bake" for a kitchen. Next, pick a simple font, create a stencil, then cut out the letters from a cork board sheet.