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Making cheap, functional art
The great thing about these is they're light, cheap and the thumb tacks only leave little holes so if you rent like I do, you don't have to worry too much about filling in the holes when you move out!

Posted by papermonkey from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • Published

  • How to make wall decor. Fancy Corkboard - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the fabric about an inch beyond what is required to fit the corkboard and lay the board in the centre of the wrong side of the fabric.

  • How to make wall decor. Fancy Corkboard - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap the fabric around the board and with your fancy schmancy stapler, staple it down. Don't worry about the corners yet.

  • How to make wall decor. Fancy Corkboard - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tuck the fabric in as shown and staple it down a few times for good measure.

  • How to make wall decor. Fancy Corkboard - Step 4
    Step 4

    You should now have a board covered in fabric - good job!

  • How to make wall decor. Fancy Corkboard - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip the board onto it's front so the back is exposed to you and plug in your hot glue gun.

    Glue down the tacks where ever you feel the need. The corners are a good place to start.

  • How to make wall decor. Fancy Corkboard - Step 6
    Step 6

    You now have art or a pretty place to pin phone numbers!

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Zoey-Lynn · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US
Will have to do this! I hate blank walls, plus not only is it functional, its also very cute and colourful.
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart idea, and pretty with the fabric, that will cover the little holes later on.
love this, thanks for sharing and the tute.

CO + K User

This is a wonderful idea!
Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
i could DEFINETLTY use this for my pastels!! 8D
Mia · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 5 projects
Oooo great idea! I like! =)
JuliaFuentes · Hermosillo, Sonora, MX · 2 projects
really cutee :]
papermonkey · Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA · 1 project
Thank you!
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
cool Happy I hate having blank walls
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Those look so pretty, what a cheap and effective way to decorate a blank wall.

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