Thursday, April 23, 2015

DIY Cork Inspiration Board


As if my addiction to Target wasn't bad enough, our local store recently upgraded its craft aisle.  You guys.  It's too much amazing.  And it's also where I got the idea for this project: this four pack of cork squares was just what I was looking for to make an inspiration board to hang over my craft area.
cork squares

To make your own, you will need:

  • 4 pack cord board
  • Gold paint
  • White paint
  • 1 inch wide flat paint brush
  • 3M wall hang strips

This was beyond easy to do, and it took me about 30 minutes from beginning to end, including hanging time!

First, you'll want to paint on a base stripe of white around the edges.  The cork is very absorbent, so you need the base coat to allow the gold to shine (pun intended).  Use your paint brush as a guide for the width.  If you're nervous about making straight lines, you can use painters tape.  But don't forget that, as with all things in life, it doesn't need to be perfect.  Then, once the white paint is dry, layer the gold paint on top.  That's it!

The best part is that you can hang these up with 3M strips!  (It's perfect for apartments and dorms!)
Crafting Table and polka dots
My little "office" area ... before
DIY Cork Inspiration Board
DIY Cork Inspiration Board
DIY Cork Inspiration Board
And my little area after!
DIY Cork Inspiration Board

I toyed with all sorts of design ideas: taped on patterns with spray paint over them, shapes, layers, etc.  But in the end, I thought that giving the boards the appearance of gold frames was best.  The end result is simple and pretty, and the perfect backdrop to display all your inspiration.  I've put up a recipe, a picture that gave me a DIY idea, an artist's post card, some love, a little bit of climbing inspo, and (of course) Rita Ora twirling in a field of flowers.

What's inspiring you lately?

1 comment:

  1. This idea is simple and pretty, indeed! This inspiration board turned out great, I would love to make something like that:)
    Have a nice day!

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