Fabric Covered Cork Board Frame
March 20, 2011 by Lara
Spring is just around the corner! Can you believe it? I am so excited for the warm weather to come and stay! I find myself itching to get that spring cleaning done and go crazy on cute projects. My husband tells me I’m just nesting with baby no. 2 on the way I think, I like doing projects all the time. Pregnant or Not.
This is such a fun and easy project that will add a little spice to any room around the house. I am always looking for places to hang things up around the house and a pin board is the perfect place! Think of all the possibilities. You could use this in your kitchen, bedroom, office… Or make it as a gift for a friend! It turns out adorable every time!
First things first. Here’s the supplies you’re going to need:
-Cork Squares (You can find them at most craft stores and wal-mart. They come in a pack of 4)
-Hot Glue Gun
To start out you will want to take either the glass or cardboard from the frame to cut around. Use a box knife to cut through 2 pieces of cork.
This is the point you would cut the felt. If you have a fabric that isn’t very heavy you can use a piece of felt between the cork and fabric to prevent the cork showing through. So cut your piece of felt the same size as the cork or skip that part if you don’t think you need it. Next lay the the cork on top of your piece of fabric. Make sure it lines up with whatever pattern or design! You don’t want the fabric to be crooked. Cut your fabric about 3 inches bigger than the cork on each side.
Now it’s time to work quickly! Squirt hot glue all over one of the pieces of cork, make sure you get close to the edges. Hurry and put the other piece of cork on top and match up the edges. Then press it into place until the glue is dried.
Place the felt on top of the cork, or skip it completely, then lay your cork centered on your fabric. Pull your fabric over the edges and fold the edge under for a nice clean finish. Pin it in place, it’s a lot less permanent Make sure it all looks the way you want it, flip it over to check the front. Make sure the fabric is nice and tight!
Here we go, now don’t be scared! Is anyone else scared of staple guns? I am terrified that I’ll to shoot myself in the foot! Just be careful On the outside of the pins staple the fabric to the cork. When you feel like you have enough staples remove all the pins and… Viola! It looks beautiful!
Take your new fabric covered cork and put it in your frame! This is the exciting part. Leave the back open or put the cardboard piece back on, whatever you have room for.
Flip it over and admire your beautiful work! I told you it was easy! Get going on pinning all sorts of cute things to your board! I chose to use corsage pins with white pearl heads. Pick a pin that will match the style you just created!
This is going in my nursery where we are getting ready for ‘baby girl’ to join us in a few months! An adorable addition and perfect place for hanging flowers and tiny bracelets.
How are you going to use yours?
We find most of our cutesy fabrics on Fabric.com. They have adorable fabrics at great prices.