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A really fun and functional way to decorate your wall.
An idea that stemmed from some retro coasters I found and wanted to display somehow.

Posted by Alex F. from Richmond, Virginia, United States • Published
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  • How to make a corkboard. Coaster Bulletin Board - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your coasters together and plan out your shape on a table. For mine, I made a simple rectangular frame.

  • How to make a corkboard. Coaster Bulletin Board - Step 2
    Step 2

    When you have your shape planned, the rest is very simple. You take the Sticky Tac and attach a few pieces to the back of each coaster. To make it flatter, I just pushed it down with the edge of my fingernail a few times.

  • How to make a corkboard. Coaster Bulletin Board - Step 3
    Step 3

    After you've placed the Sticky Tac on the back, put your coasters on the wall in your desired shape. To attach them to the wall I used a very primitive method of banging my fist against the coaster to make it stick, but I'm sure there's something more effective out there. (I have a habit of wanting to make something and making it right then whether I have what I need or not.)

  • How to make a corkboard. Coaster Bulletin Board - Step 4
    Step 4

    When everything is in place, add your thumb tacks.

  • How to make a corkboard. Coaster Bulletin Board - Step 5
    Step 5

    From here you have many options. You can put a chalk board or dry erase board in the center for a more functional use, or, like I have done, you can put various pictures and other decorative things in the center.
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    I didn't use a leveler or anything to make mine precise and perfectly aligned, I just tried to figure it out by sight. If you want it to be perfect, however, a leveler and a ruler would be helpful.

  • How to make a corkboard. Coaster Bulletin Board - Step 6
    Step 6

    I also added some things around it to make it a little more decorative.
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    The only thing I would warn about with this project is if you live in a very old house (I live on the bottom floor of a house built in the '20s) and there are many layers of paint, it's very easy for the paint to come off when removing the coasters even if the Sticky Tac is supposed to prevent this. I've done this in a newer house and never had that problem, however.

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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
funky!
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
I still prefer my own pin board- we don't call it a bulletin board in Australia
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
I still prefer my own pin board- we don't call it a bulletin board in Australia
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
I guess
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
But the coasters keep everything neat and tidy while giving it a cool retro art look.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Doesn't that then defeat the whole purpose of having the little coasters, coz I mean you can stick anything up with the sticky tac
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Alex F.
Alex F. · Richmond, Virginia, US · 1 project
Oh, I just used the same Sticky Tac stuff as I used for the coasters, just in smaller dots instead of big clumps. I use it to put up everything because on the wall beside this one I have tons of cut out magazine pages that I have put up using that stuff. It's great because the stuff lasts forever, you can use it over and over and you don't need much to put up anything (except for the coasters Happy).
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Sorry, i meant- how did u stick down the pictures that are in the middle of the bulletin board?
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
How did you stick down the posters in the middle?
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Biuriful
Biuriful · Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, MX · 1 project
wow that looks so pretty!! Happy
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