Hey guys! I have a super easy DIY project to share with you guys today! This project was actually inspired by one that I found on Pinterest a while back, and I decided to modify my own corkboard to better suit my new office! You'll have to excuse the photos...I don't have the best camera on hand, and I wasn't planning on documenting this project of mine until I started it. This DIY is definitely doable though; who doesn't have an ugly old bulletin board hanging around?
What You'll Need:
- Corkboard or bulletin board
- Enough of your favorite printed fabric to cover your corkboard; I purchased a couple of options from Carousel Designs.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Silver thumbtacks (you'll need 2 boxes like the one shown in order to frame the entire board; got mine from Office Depot!)
- Scissors and measuring tape/ruler
DIY Chevron Bulletin Board with Faux Nail Head Border
- First, measure the size of your corkboard, and then add another 4 inches or so onto the height and width so that you'll have enough fabric to fold over the back of the board. Once you've selected your fabric (I ended up choosing the chevron print), measure and cut it to size. Iron your fabric to smooth out any wrinkles.
- Lay your cut and ironed fabric out facing down, and place the corkboard face down on top. Fold each end of fabric over the back of the corkboard, making sure to pull the fabric taut so that it's not wrinkled on the front. Don't pull the fabric too tight, since you'll be placing thumbtacks along the board's frame next and you don't want the fabric to rip! Using your hot glue gun, attach the edges of the fabric to the back of your corkboard.
- Next, to give your board a faux nail head border, begin placing your thumbtacks along the inside of the wooden border of the corkboard. I ended up only having enough of the thumbtacks to line the top and bottom of my board, but I ended liking it that way, so I just went with it!
- In order to hang up your finished corkboard, you'll probably have to cut a couple of small holes into the folded over fabric on the back of your corkboard so that your nails in your wall have somewhere to notch into.