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Jazz Up Your Old Cork Board!

A cork board is a great way to keep yourself organized. You can tack up any important papers, reminders, photos or maybe even your kids art work. Cork boards can sometimes be expensive (and boring looking!)

DIY Cork Board

I was lucky enough to find this cork board at a thrift shop for only $2.00. Only problem was, it is incredibly UGLY.

ugly cork board

I was considering covering it with fabric, but decided to use burlap instead as it was much cheaper.

What you will need:

A cork board


Burlap (or fabric)

Staple gun and staples

All you have to do is take your burlap (or fabric) and lay it on the floor. Next place your cork board on top and wrap the fabric around your board. Staple the fabric to the board while occasionally pulling the fabric tight.

cork board

I was going to attach  a couple of picture hangers to the back of my board so I could have the hubby hang it up, but they seem to have gone MIA  (I will post a photo of it hanging next time).


If you have a cork board to jazz up I would love to see how it turns out!

Jennifer Hunt is the owner/licensee of Guelph Mompreneurs, the creative mind behind Imagine With Paper, and a social media footprint in the Guelph-Wellington area with her blog My Big Blue World which is focused on the adventures – and misadventures – of being a mom of 3 boys. She describes herself as a “serial crafter and DIY addict” and sometimes finds it hard to step away from pinterest. Although life can get pretty hectic she has decided to add a new blog “Goddess With a Gluegun” into the mix.

Debbie White Beattie

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I love your idea of decorating the cork board because I just bought a board and it needs to be spruced up

Teresa McKerracher

Wednesday 20th of February 2013

I would like to have a bulletin board in the hall way filled with pictures and other treasures. This is easy to make with these instructions. Thank you.

Lynsey @MoscatoMom

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Ohhh I have one of these in my garage that I took down cause it looked so "dorm room"... but this makes it look much better!

Virginia @thatbaldchick

Monday 18th of February 2013

Really cool project. I stumbled this post~!

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Tuesday 19th of February 2013