DIY Cork Board Makeover

First off, thank you to everyone for the awesome comments on my office tour. It’s a space I love and I’m so thrilled that you like it too! Sticking with this same space today, I wanted to share how I made over a plain, standard cork board into a fun little piece. This project takes pretty minimal effort and you get a pretty fab payout!

What You’ll Need: Cork Board, Paint, Large Sheet of Wrapping Paper, Exacto Knife, Gold Tape

DIY Cork Board Makeover

My first step was to paint to trim of the board. I recommend using a chalk based paint (not chalkboard paint) since sometimes the trim will have a finish on it. Chalk paint will cut down the number coats you need to cover/stick to it down to one.

DIY Cork Board Makeover
DIY Cork Board Makeover

Measure the inside of the trim and cut the paper to fit. I was able to purchase this gorgeous wrapping paper sheet at a local Paper Source location. If you don’t have one near you, you can order it online. Here’s where you can find Rifle Paper on Paper Source and my specific paper is the Mint Floral Flat Wrap. You can add a little bit of adhesive, i.e. hot glue or Mod Podge, to the back to secure it if you like.

DIY Cork Board Makeover

Lastly, line the inner edges with the gold tape and cut it to size with the Exacto knife. This gold tape is one of my favorite things. My best friend bought it for a project we did almost 6 years ago and gave it to me to keep for future crafts. This is how much I still have left! You can find it on Amazon for $16.

DIY Cork Board Makeover

As with most of the wall decor in my house, I hung it up with a couple of command strips and that’s it. Honestly, what was life before command strips?

DIY Cork Board Makeover
DIY Cork Board Makeover
DIY Cork Board Makeover
DIY Cork Board Makeover

I love looking up from my computer to see all of the pictures, mementos, and inspirational prints. Gav + Ro also like to come in and look at the pictures they’re in, which is just about all of them.

DIY Cork Board Makeover

Are you a cork board person? How do you like to display your mementos and photos?