Last night I was looking in my hall closet (I don't even remember why) and saw a random board from an old abandoned project and some cork I bought a few weeks ago. As my eyes went from one to the other, I had the sudden urge to put them together and make myself a cork board. So I did.
First I painted the edges of my board a pretty blue (I mixed North Sea blue with some white to get the color I wanted). It took 2 coats.
(This is not what the blue actually looks like... but you get the idea)
Then I grabbed some brown craft paper, drew a bird and cut it out.
I used some spray adhesive on the back of the paper to stick it to my cork.
(I decided to flip my image)
Then I grabbed my stencil foam brush and dabbed on my white paint.
I should have let the paint dry a little first before I peeled off my paper, but I didn't. Fortunately the paint didn't smudge much.
Once everything was dry, I pulled out my rotary board and ruler and an exacto knife (NOT my rotary cutter, I didn't want to ruin it by cutting cork) and carefully (and slowly) cut my cork to my desired size.
Then I used my glue gun and glued on my cork (I hear wood glue would also work well for this part). I worked from one side to the other so the glue wouldn't cool before I was able to attach the cork.
And ta-da! Here is my adorable new cork board.
To finish it off, you can always add some cute button push pins like I did.
Also linking to:Making the World Cuter, C.R.A.F.T., and Keeping It Simple