Have you ever lusted over those beautiful linen covered cork boards in magazines? Did you know that linen and cotton pillowcases are easy to find at thrift stores and the EXACT SIZE needed for a large 24 x 35 corkboard cover? Today, I’m showing you how to make your own linen covered DIY cork board with a standard pillowcase!
Step one. Gently dis-attach the cork from the frame. Note that these cork boards are lightweight and somewhat fragile, so be careful! If you would like a heavy duty option, you might consider creating a giant cork wall out of squares like THIS ONE.
Step three: Place the pillowcase between the cork and the frame.
Push from the bottom right along the edges, not in the middle.
Step five: Staple the pillowcase to the wooden frame on the back side. Do NOT staple the pillowcase to the cork, as the staples will come through the front. Staple the middle of the horizontal sides first, pulling tightly. Repeat with opposite vertical sides then staple around the perimeter, pulling tightly.
***If you would like to make a fully wrapped linen DIY cork board, you can add a piece of batting in between the case and cork, pulling the entire thing around the frame and stapling it to the back. (See Below.) HERE is how I completed a similar project with a red and white polka dot fabric.
A solid panel of metal is attached with simple pushpins for a magnetic space.
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Hey y’all! I’m Amy Renea, a freelance photographer and writer based out of Hershey, PA. I spend my days chasing children and chickens around the back yard, sipping on dandelion tea and munching on sweet potato chips. Come visit the Nest for All Seasons to learn more about my food, photography, DIY designs and modern garden living! www.anestforallseasons.com