Fabric Covered Cork Board

Craftivity Designs | June 5, 2013 | 54 Comments so far
Working as an event planner, I have multiple events going on each month so I must be organized in order to make the events successful.  To bring in both color and organization to my office, I created a bright fabric covered cork board.


This project was so much fun to complete!  It cost less than $10 to create and only took 30 minutes to make.  The supplies I used included this IKEA Cork board (size 22 3/4 x 15 1/4), Thumbtacks, Fabric (1/2 yard, similar), and a glue gun.  I chose to use duck cloth as it was thicker and I felt it would be more durable over time. When choosing thumbtacks, be sure to use the kind that are flat and look like nail heads.



Before starting the project, you will want to iron your fabric so that it is nice and smooth and free of any wrinkles.


Next, lay the fabric over the cork board making sure to leave at least two inches extra on the sides.  Begin pushing the thumbtacks one by one into the cork along the edge of the board.


Continue putting thumbtacks in the cork until the perimeter of the board is covered.


Next, flip the board over and carefully cut off any excess fabric you have outside of the 2 inches that will be glued to the back of the board.


After cutting, carefully pull the fabric and glue it tightly to the back of the board using a hot glue gun.


Voila!  You have a customized fabric cork board! I love how it turned out and how simple it was to make.  I'm sure I'll be making another one to have in my home office as well.




What projects have you completed to keep you more organized?


If you enjoyed this post, we would love for you to subscribe to our email list.

 photo SubscribeSign_zpse6f815a6.png

54 comments :

  1. Super cute! Easy, functional, beautiful: all favorites!

    Chrissy
    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! It was so much fun to make!

      Erica

      Delete
  2. Brilliant...I LOVE how you used thumb tacks to secure the fabric and it looks like a tailored piece of upholstered furniture! Very Well Done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Marilyn!! I love how it turned out and thumbtacks are cheap which is even better!

      Erica

      Delete
  3. I love this idea! Returning the visit...but was already planning to stop by to comment on this post! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Cathy! Have a great day!

      Erica

      Delete
  4. What a pretty cork board! Thank you for the tutorial!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ritchil! Have a wonderful night!

      Erica

      Delete
  5. Love this idea and I adore the fabric!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Suzy, I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby!

      Erica

      Delete
  6. That is so cute! My daughter and I just did hers with gift wrapping paper.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just checked out your post, what a cute idea! I have that same wrapping paper--too cute! Thanks for stopping by!

      Erica

      Delete
  7. Hi, I love your fabric cork board, it's so pretty! I saw it on domestic superhero!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your cork board is charming and useful, my 2 favorite traits! I'd love if you'd come share at Inspire Us Thursday http://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-2.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Susan, I'll check it out!

      Erica

      Delete
  9. This is a great idea!Thans for inspiration...i am in a process of redoing my home office.
    Hopping over from Give me my goods Monday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Aniko! You should definitely make it, so much fun! Thanks for stopping by!

      Erica

      Delete
  10. Very cute! I've got a corkboard that I'm going to recover soon! Hope mine is as cute as yours!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jenna, I'm sure yours will look fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend!

      Erica

      Delete
  11. Thanks for linking up to the Pin It Party! Love the fabric you used.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love your memo board and the choice of fabric. Now I need to get me some cork board and use some of my fabric that has been waiting for a project like this. Thanks so much for sharing!:)

    xo
    Sumaya

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sumaya! You should definitely make one! Have a great weekend!

      Erica

      Delete
  13. Super cute Ladies! Thanks for sharing at our SImply Create Link Party!

    ReplyDelete
  14. very, very pretty! Love the yellow; so happy and functional! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ingrid!! Have a great weekend!

      Erica

      Delete
  15. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join to our party board http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Leslie!! I just linked up! Have a wonderful day!

      Erica

      Delete
  16. I really like this idea! We could use it in our homeschool room!
    ~Gina
    http:ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Gina! It would work great in a homeschool room!

      Erica

      Delete
  17. Your fabric cork board turned out soooo cute!!

    xo, Tanya

    ReplyDelete
  18. So cute! You did a great job and chose the perfect fabric for this! I wish I had room for a corkboard! Great job! Found you via Show and Tell Saturday link party!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Julia! I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby and I love it!

      Erica

      Delete
  19. Gorgeous! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @Better With Age

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Jamie!! Have a wonderful day!

      Erica

      Delete
  20. This is such a cute project! I tried spraypainting my cork board and it didn't turn out so well. I'll have to try this instead! Thanks for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Carrie, you should definitely try making a fabric one-it's a lot of fun!

      Erica

      Delete
  21. Really clever! Love the yellow fabric...what a wow for a wall!
    Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday Link Party!
    Hope your week is extraordinary!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Diane! I love bright colors so the fabric worked perfectly! Have a great night!

      Erica

      Delete
  22. I have that exact corkboard and was going to just paint it - but now I think I'll get some pretty fabric and do this instead. So pretty, and easy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should definitely make one!! It was so much fun and I love the way it turned out. The best part is you can easily take the fabric off and add new fabric anytime you are ready for a change! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Erica

      Delete
  23. I love it! I need to make one... I had been thinking of something along these lines for a bulletin board I picked up at the Sally Ann for $2 (yes $2!!!)... but had been thinking upholstery tacks. The thumbtacks seem like a much easier solution! Love the quatrefoil blog background... is that new? I don't remember it from my last visit. Thanks for the tutorial for this fun project!
    Krista

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Krista! That's awesome that you got a cork board for $2!! You should definitely make one with thumbtacks, so much fun and much cheaper than upholstery tacks. We've had this background for a few months now I believe, glad you like it!

      Erica

      Delete
  24. I love the thumbtacks! Pinning!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much for hosting the party and for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

      Erica

      Delete
  25. Great idea and I love the fabric you chose!

    Thank you for linking up this great project to Say G'Day Saturday. This weekend's party has just started so I hope you can join in again!

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Natasha! I hope you had a great weekend!

      Erica

      Delete
  26. So pretty! I love the fabric you used! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Danielle, I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby :) Have a wonderful night!

      Erica

      Delete
  27. Replies
    1. Thanks Daisy! Have a great weekend!

      Erica

      Delete

Pin It button on image hover